A Fortune Built On Beer Fizzes Away

Jun 12, 2017

Frances Stroh had it all growing up.  She was a rich kid, the heiress to the Stroh Brewing fortune. 

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Then the economy of urban Detroit collapsed, beer tastes changed, and the family's fortunes went quickly south. 

It got ugly, a story Stroh tells frankly in her memoir, Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss

She joins us to tell some of the details of a life that was seldom dull.