Seriously. I'm told I need this page for you media folks. So here it is. Historian and author. I'm prepared to talk about anything (I'm a world-class ranter), but specialties include:

meat/the meat industry/meat's history

beer's American history/craft beer and the craft industry/U.S. brewing industry as a whole/

For interviews, contact me directly (maureen AT maureenogle DOT com) OR

Brittany Edwards / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt /  212.592.1112 /


Standard photo (the one you see on this page)

Same photo, no smile

Full body (more or less)

Camera/TV: Yes, I've been in front of a camera. For quick examples of live, unscripted TV, see here and here. (These clips date back to the sale of Anheuser-Busch to InBev. Fox Business News asked me to serve as an "expert.")

I’ve also appeared in a number of documentaries, including “Modern Marvels: Plumbing” (History Channel); “Ultimate Factories: Budweiser” (National Geographic Channel); “The American Brew” (Florentine Films); “American Originals: Budweiser” (CNBC); “Key West: Bohemia In the Tropics” (Knockemdown Productions); and the feature film "Beer Wars" (Ducks In A Row Productions).

I’ve spoken to a variety of audiences, from beer conventions to marketing events for Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal; from the Emily Dickinson Museum to the National Business Incubators Association. I’m yours for the asking; I don't use a bureau. Although if one wants me, I'm here.

I’ve written opinion pieces for the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. You can find those and others here:

This Bud’s for the Age of Obama Washington Post, August 2, 2009 (Note: The online version was titled “The Racial Politics of Beer.)

Toast the Constitution and the Work to Save It Philadelphia Inquirer, December 5, 2008

75 Years After the Repeal of Prohibition, We’re Still Captives of the ‘Dry’ CrusadeUS, December 4, 2008

Farewell — and Thanks: Why the Busch Family Mattered Modern Brewery Age, October 2008

The Belgians Want Bud? I’ll Drink to That Washington Post, July 6, 2008.

The Day the Beer Flowed Again Los Angeles Times, April 7, 2008.