Beer and soda have long held an important place in American history, even here in Nicollet County. The brewmasters and soda makers of the area served the role of providing refreshment to the hard-working people who were building the landscape we have here today. From the small pioneer breweries established on the territorial prairie to large modern bottling facilities, the Nicollet County Historical Society explores our rich history of locally produced beverages.
Brewers and Bottlers: A Refreshing History of Beer and Soda Making in Nicollet County showcases material from the collections of the Nicollet County Historical Society and other donors related to the history and heritage of brewing and bottling in Nicollet County.
The displays will change periodically so additional artifacts can be shown from other collectors. Any collectors interested in displaying their Nicollet County beer and soda items are encouraged to contact Executive Director Jessica Becker at 507-934-2160.