Germany and beer go hand in hand, so it just makes sense for Davenport's German American Heritage Center to open a new exhibit -- "Suds!" -- that focuses on the brewing history of Davenport and German brewing traditions.|
An opening celebration will be held at the GAHC, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, at 2 p.m. Sunday with a presentation on "Prohibition in Iowa" by St. Ambrose University's Rev. George McDaniel. Exhibit admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children ages 5-17, and free for members.
The exhibit, which will run through Oct. 28, will highlight breweries that operated locally and the taverns and saloons where settlers gathered. A beer-can collector who has the second-largest private collection in America -- more than 25,000 cans -- lives in the Quad-Cities and has loaned GAHC about 200 historic German cans to share with the community. Items from local breweries and historic images are also part of "Suds!"
Brad Sturgeon, assistant professor of chemistry at Monmouth College, will lead a beer-tasting seminar at 2 p.m. July 14 at the GAHC. The center is open noon to 4 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call (563) 322-8844 or visit gahc.org.