Wisconsin; Brewing Industry; Edward McClellan; Ted Mack
The history of brewing in Wisconsin is predominantly white-centered. But, in the late 1960s two Black men left their mark on the state’s brewing industry. Edward McClellan created a Black-owned beer brand, and contracted with a company in West Bend to brew their beer. Ted Mack, along with his business associates from the United Black Enterprises, purchased and ran the first Black-owned brewery in Wisconsin.