A Fortune Built On Beer Fizzes Away
Frances Stroh had it all growing up. She was a rich kid, the heiress to the Stroh Brewing fortune.
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.