Matthew Janzen: State of Craft Beer

Matthew Janzen, author of State of Craft Beer, will speak at the Boulder Junction Public Library on Tuesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. His talk is part of the Northwoods Book Festival, a series of events sponsored by six local libraries to be held throughout the summer.

State of Craft Beer is a unique journey through the beer-making process, following raw products as they make their way from fields and factories, through breweries, and into our glass. The pages — filled with photos, stories, and slices of everyday life — weave a tale of passionate, hard-working people who care about the communities they live in.

After the library presentation, guests will be invited to Aqualand Ale House for a book signing and beer event with the author.

As a copywriter at a Milwaukee-based advertising agency, Matthew Janzen wrote ads for clients of all sizes and tax codes — but his passion was beer. So he quit his job, grabbed a camera, and hit the road to learn more about craft beer than he could gather from newspapers and liquor stores alone. Two years later, he published a book about breweries and the industries that supply them. Now, Matt’s on the road again; spreading the word about what he discovered, and continuing his mission to drink good beer made by people who give a damn about their communities.

The Northwoods Book Festival is a joint project of six libraries in northern Wisconsin: Boulder Junction Public Library, Frank B. Koller Memorial Library in Manitowish Waters, Mercer Public Library, Minocqua Public Library, Presque Isle Community Library, and Winchester Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Events will be held at each participating library, and patrons are encouraged to attend events at all of our participating locations. For more information about this event, call the Boulder Junction Public Library at 715-385-2050.