Sangamon County 
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Sangamon County Historical Society

The Brewing History of Central Illinois

  • April 19, 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Carnegie Room North at the Public Lincoln Library, 326 S. Seventh St., Springfield, IL

Speaking to members and guests of the Sangamon County Historical Society, beer historian Roy Mayfield will be detailing the history of Central Illinois's once thriving beer and brewing industry.  

Mayfield is founding president of the Reisch Brew Crew, a group of more than 55 individuals from across Central Illinois who collect breweriana including items from once thriving area breweries, now long gone, including Reisch Brewing, Springfield Brewing, and Dick's Brewing.  

Mayfield was born and raised in Springfield.  He started collecting breweriana in the mid 70s during the beer can craze.  It eventually led him to focus on Central Illinois breweries, historical research, and preservation.  

The program is free and open to the public.  

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