Beer, Brats, and Baseball is back and better than ever


Above is the cover of the Second Edition of Beer, Brats, & Baseball: German-Americans in St. Louis. My publisher tells me it’s coming out by the end of this month. Those who bought the 1st Edition and those who didn’t will definitely want to get this one. It contains most of the material from the Second Edition, along with a number of new items. Here is the tale of the German immigrant restaurant owner who went home before World War II because people suspected him of being a Nazi sympathizer. Here as well is the story of the local craft brewer that bought a German brewery so St. Louisans could drink the most authentic European beer available.We’ve also updated items from the First Edition where necessary.  Plan to add it to your library.


Published by Jim Merkel

Reedy Press published four of my books, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2010; Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans, 2012; The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch; and the Second Edition of Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2014. They're available in bookstores and online. For an autographed copy, send a check for $21.50 made out to Jim Merkel, to Jim Merkel, 4216 Osceola St., St. Louis, MO 63116.

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