SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
"Lagers were introduced by a wave of German immigrants pouring in from Europe. To uninitiated Americans, lager was simply weird. But for Germans-turned-German-Americans, the beer was inseparable from the culture of its consumption."
SOURCE: The Atlantic
The shifting social setting of American alcohol consumption, as much as its volume, is cause for concern.
Featuring Harvard history professor Lisa McGirr, whose 2015 book “The War on Alcohol” examines Prohibition’s political and social repercussions.
by Bruce Chadwick
The story includes the history of the Bloody Mary, Irish Coffee. Champagne and the Bellini, brunch drinks, told in spirited, light hearted songs presented by a seasoned and a deliciously giddy cast.
The drinking habits of presidents past and present.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Jeffrey Miller
For better or worse, Prohibition changed the way Americans drank, and its cultural impact has never really gone away.
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