17-29 Segment 2: Losing a Legacy: The collapse of the Stroh Brewing Company

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Frances Stroh grew up in the family that owned America’s third biggest brewer, Stroh Brewing Company. As she aged into adulthood, she watched as both the brewery and her family life fell apart. She talks about the struggles the company faced, how her family dealt with it, and when a legacy can become a burden.


  • Frances Stroh, author of Beer Money: A memoir of privilege and loss

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