Selected Community Events


Free Community Screening and Discussion of “Bottoms Up: Wisconsin’s Historic Bars and Breweries” Documentary

Oct 10, 2012 7 p.m.

Fall Creek Public Library, 122 E. Lincoln Ave. in Fall Creek
A facilitated discussion with Jim Gagnon, owner of Big Jim’s Sports Bar in Fall Creek who is featured in the documentary, will follow the screening. Today Big Jim’s exterior remains almost unchanged 100 years after its construction while the interior exhibits interesting memorabilia related Gagnon’s previous careers in professional football and wrestling. For more information, phone 715-877-3334.

Bottoms Up: Wisconsin’s Historic Bars and Breweries showcases the history, architecture and economics of Wisconsin’s breweries, bars and taverns, and explores the rich traditions that defined a culture that is uniquely Wisconsin.

As Bottoms Up: Wisconsin’s Historic Bars and Breweries visits the state’s distinctive taverns, it intersperses local history facts about the temperance movement, the economic effects of Prohibition on the brewing and tavern industry, the rise of the state’s big breweries, and the resurgence of microbreweries.
Lynn Brockmeyer, WPT publicist, 608-263-3364