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Art & Soul: The Culinary Arts - Hops And History In Ann Arbor

Apr 4, 2019

Recently revealed mural in downtown Ann Arbor depicting the city’s first beer hall.
Credit Rachel Waring

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by her regular co-host for this segment, Jessica Webster, and community “connector” Patti Smith talking about the history of beer in Ann Arbor.


Known as TeacherPatti, Patti Smith hosts a number of events around Ann Arbor.  She's planning to soon resume her "Hops and History" beer tours, presenting interesting history of beer in Ann Arbor.

Patti Smith
Credit Lisa Barry

She talks about a recent mural uncovered on the wall of the former "Peaceable Kingdom" store (pictured above) in downtown Ann Arbor with a sign from the first beer hall in Ann Arbor.

She also talks about the new Edelbrau Brewing Company on Ellsworth in Ann Arbor, where they make and sell a beer based on a recipe from the 1800's.

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu