One century ago, a national prohibition was legalized, lasting for 13 years. This episode is inspired by our film, American Craft: What Beer Can Teach Us About Well-Crafted Laws, a documentary short that explores the story behind the craft beer renaissance and the importance of well-crafted legislation.
What, legally speaking, was prohibition, anyway? Here to provide us with a history of America’s most sober legal moment is Garrett Peck, author, historian, and tour guide, who has written numerous books on American alcohol consumption (or lack thereof), including Prohibition in Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren't, The Prohibition Hangover: Alcohol in America from Demon Rum to Cult Cabernet, Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C, and, most recently, a chapter in Prohibition’s Greatest Myths: The Distilled Truth about America’s Anti-Alcohol Crusade.
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