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MPTV Community Cinema Tours Wisconsin Breweries

October 11, 2012

Milwaukee Public Television's Community Cinema will offer a preview and discussion of BOTTOMS UP: WISCONSIN'S HISTORIC BARS AND BREWERIES on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m.

The preview event, which takes place at Discovery World, is free and open to the public.

BOTTOMS UP is a one-hour WPT documentary that explores the architecture and social history of Wisconsin's taverns. The film features 70 taverns and breweries, from the open-air Tom's Burned Down Cafe on Madeline Island to the well-known Wolski's Tavern in Milwaukee.

Participating in the discussion after the preview will be the authors of the book, "Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries," James Draeger and Mark Speltz, along with Jim Haertel, owner of Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery; and Leonard Jurgensen, a Milwaukee brewery historian.

The program will air on MPTV HD 10.1 on Monday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 15, at 9 p.m. Please check the listings at for additional repeats.

MPTV Community Cinema previews local and national films monthly, September through May. With the exception of a "special preview," all previews are held at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. For more details, call 414-297-7520.