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To order the book after this kickstarter project expires please visit lakecountryphoto.com and click on "store". Thank You!

If you would like to order the book after the Kickstarter deadline please visit my website:  lakecountryphoto.com or send me an email pjbialas@yahoo.com.  I'd be happy to mail you out one when they arrive in September.  The quality of the book will be amazing. . .

Thanks!

-Paul Bialas

RADIO INTERVIEW featuring this project from last week!  (link below)    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwAEYPmca1U

*Thanks to a generous Schlitz collector an authentic "Schlitz" beer label will be included with every Schlitz book at every price point!

"Schlitz, Brewing Art" is a photography book featuring the historic  Schlitz Brewery in Milwaukee, WI. In the above video I display, briefly, a current ROUGH DRAFT of the intended book, what you see is subject to change as this project is in the works.

Inside Brewhouse A
Inside Brewhouse A

The final book to be published will be hard cover and 9x12, The book will contain around 160 photographs and be around 190 pages.  The highest paper weight and quality paper will be used.  A dust Jacket will be included as well.  Pertinent facts are included concerning each building, as-well- as, select photographs taking you through the history of Schlitz and incorporating quotes from historic leaders of the Schlitz Brewery. Inclusive, with the book, is a narrative CD around 80 min long and features a few former Schlitz employees discussing the brewery as it once was.  The CD also includes original music created for the book. A perfect listening companion while reviewing this book. 

These photographs give a fantastic look into these historic buildings of the past.

Brewhouse A entrance
Brewhouse A entrance

I will need $7000 to reach my printing goal.  Each book will be hand numbered and author signed.  Barnes and Noble has shown high interest in carrying this book on a regional level as well as local book stores.  This book will likely make local news via television, radio and the local paper!

Patriotic
Patriotic

It's my goal to publish these books hopefully by September if I receive the support. If I do not hit the goal this project will not happen.

The book's text and translation will be edited by Jessica Hermanny.

The interview CD included features previous employees talking about the brewery as they saw it.  Also, included are a few original songs written specifically for the book by Labware and few other local artists.

Thank you for your interest and support! Please visit my website to see some of the photographs or look at my previously published Pabst book.   lakecountryphoto.com

Paul Bialas

Some item pics are included below, some are on the video

Cup/can included at $65 level with book
Cup/can included at $65 level with book
1 - Uncut label sheet included with book at $75 level (minor wrinkles)
1 - Uncut label sheet included with book at $75 level (minor wrinkles)
Old Milwaukee / Schlitz record (1) included at $100 level with book
Old Milwaukee / Schlitz record (1) included at $100 level with book
Old Milwaukee / Schlitz record (1) included at $100 level with book
Old Milwaukee / Schlitz record (1) included at $100 level with book
Schlitz employee badges with everything at $125 level - $150
Schlitz employee badges with everything at $125 level - $150
Return to sender Erwin Uihlein autographed 1933 letter/label
Return to sender Erwin Uihlein autographed 1933 letter/label
Return to sender Erwin Uihlein autographed 1933 letter/label (only 2)
Return to sender Erwin Uihlein autographed 1933 letter/label (only 2)
Return to sender Erwin Uihlein autographed 1933 letter/label (only 2)
Return to sender Erwin Uihlein autographed 1933 letter/label (only 2)
Return to sender Erwin Uihlein autographed 1933 letter/label (only 2)
Return to sender Erwin Uihlein autographed 1933 letter/label (only 2)
Schlitz Vinyl record (1) included with $125 package - $185
Schlitz Vinyl record (1) included with $125 package - $185
Schlitz Vinyl record (1) included with $125 package - $185
Schlitz Vinyl record (1) included with $125 package - $185
Brewing report  from 1918 signed with $125 package - $185
Brewing report from 1918 signed with $125 package - $185
Schlitz Pre-Prohibition Chair at $500 level (Pick up only)
Schlitz Pre-Prohibition Chair at $500 level (Pick up only)
Schlitz Chair
Schlitz Chair
Schlitz Employee Badge at $150 Level
Schlitz Employee Badge at $150 Level

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

There are risks and challenges with every project. This is my second book, the first being "Pabst, An Excavation of Art" Successfully funded last year around this time through kickstarter. I learned a lot, but every person who ordered and helped fund my first book through kickstarter received what they ordered perfectly on time and I anticipate this will go exactly the same. I've learned a bit about book making and hope to make this the best quality book yet.

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    PDF File of the book e-mailed to you within 30 days of the close of the kickstarter deadline... Please make sure your e-mail can accept files in the area of 15mb.. Thanks!! I will also include a link to a video walk through of the brew house.

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    1 signed 5x7 (Matted as 8x10) Brew House photo from the book. 2 1976 authentic Schlitz Coasters (Photo will be the staircase photo on the left with the Schlitz storage tank) No shipping charge..

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    Everything at the $90 level AND the book will also be signed by Peter T. Uihlein, who is writing the books introduction. Peter T. Uihlein worked in sales and marketing at Schlitz (1976-1983) and is a 4th generation grandson of Henry Uihlein. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Signed book, Audio CD -Your name (or name of your choice) in a special thank you section printed in the book. 1-5x7 (matted as 8x10) photo from the book. (see video for photo) 2 original Schlitz Coasters and 2 1980 Brown Bottle post cards.

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    Everything at the $125 plus an authentic Schlitz Brew-House Report from 1918. (research items) Signed by the Brewer in charge and foreman of the time. The report states stats like: Initial temp malt mash, barrels of mash, bbls kettle full. roughly 9x18" with a piece of stapled paper attached. (the item does NOT say Schlitz on it, but is from the Schlitz Brewery, it is simply a hand written report which you will not find anywhere else, a true museum piece.) Please watch near the end of the video to see the report, the picture does not do it justice.

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    BREWHOUSE PACKAGE 1 - Cream City Brick from the Pabst Brewhouse 1 - Schlitz, Brewing art book signed/numbered by Author Paul Bialas and Peter T. Uihlein. 1 - Pabst, An Excavation of Art book signed/numbered by Author (2nd edition) 1 - 1950's Authentic Pabst Stock Certificate 1 - Name entered into the thank you section of Schlitz, Brewing Art. 1 - 5x7 print matted

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    Everything in the $125 category plus a copper Schlitz logo (3" diameter, please see video) (used for research) molded from the Milwaukee Schlitz copper brew kettles in 1976. It is numbered 1-098 R 7/7 and says "HAND CRAFTED COPPER FROM SCHLITZ BREWING KETTLE 1896-1976" on the back. and is extremely rare.

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    Everything at the $125 level plus an authentic pre-prohibition era Schlitz wood chair (research item, was planned to be used in pictures, but was not). This is a very rare item. In the late 1800's - early 1900's Schlitz would fill their "Tide Houses" (Brewery owned pubs) with branded tables and chairs. After prohibition it was illegal for a brewery to own such establishments. Because of the nature of the item it is pick up only. The chair is over 100 years old and I would consider the condition "C" quality, see pictures

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