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Upper Hudson Valley Beer
New York
The Upper Hudson Valley has a long and full-bodied brewing tradition. Arriving in the 1600s, the Dutch established the area as a brewing center, a trend that continued well into the eighteenth century despite two devastating wars. The Erie Canal helped develop Albany into a be...
Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland
Maine
In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Maine was a stronghold for the temperance movement, but the Pine Tree State emerged from Prohibition to create a beer culture that rivals any other in the United States. Early pioneers, like D.L. Geary, established the Northeast's lov...
Arkansas Beer: An Intoxicating History
Arkansas
Arkansas’s booze scene had a promising start, with America’s biggest brewing families, Busch and Lemp, investing in Little Rock just prior to Prohibition. However, by 1915, the state had passed the Newberry Act, banning the manufacturing and selling of alcohol. It was not unti...
Vermont Beer: History of a Brewing Revolution
Vermont
Vermonters love all things local, so it is no surprise that the Green Mountain State has had a thriving craft beer scene for more than twenty years. Early Vermont brewers, though, faced many obstacles in bringing their beer to the thirsty masses, including a state-imposed proh...
Over-the-Rhine: When Beer Was King
Ohio
Over-the-Rhine is a place where a building owner can stumble upon huge caverns underneath a basement floor or find long-forgotten tunnels that travel far below city streets. Its present mysteries are attributable to a past that transcends the common story of how cities change ...
Portland Beer: Crafting the Road to Beervana
Oregon
Was it the water or the quality hops? The deep-rooted appreciation of saloon culture? How did Portland, Oregon, become one of the nation's leaders in craft beer cultivation and consumption, with more than fifty breweries in the city limits? Beer writer and historian Pete Dunlo...
Boston Beer: A History of Brewing in the Hub
Massachusetts
Since before Patriots like Paul Revere and Sam Adams fermented a revolution in smoky Beantown taverns, beer has been integral to the history of Boston. The city issued its first brewing license in 1630, and breweries like Haffenreffer Brewery and American Brewing Company quick...
Tampa Bay Beer: A Heady History
Florida
More than thirty breweries currently call the Tampa Bay area home. With a history that spans a century, the brewing industry has experienced highs and lows. The end of Prohibition allowed more to join in on the brewers’ art. Anheuser-Busch’s emergence as a powerhouse caused a ...
East Tennessee Beer: A Fermented History
Tennessee
Brewing history in East Tennessee is a roller coaster ride. In 1879, Knoxville’s twenty-five saloons allegedly poured an estimated five thousand drinks per day. The drinks slowed for nearly half a century during Prohibition. Afterward, the beer scene made a slow resurgence. Wi...
Charlottesville Beer: Brewing in Jefferson's Shadow
Virginia
Possibly the region’s first craft brewer, Thomas Jefferson grew hops and created his own small-batch brews at his home at Monticello. His brewing, however, was only the beginning. Charlie Papazian got his start homebrewing at the University of Virginia and went on to become a ...
North Dakota Beer: A Heady History
North Dakota
Before North Dakota obtained statehood and entered the Union as a dry state, the region’s commercial beer industry thrived. A lengthy era of temperance forced locals to find clever ways to get a beer, such as crossing the Montana and Minnesota borders for a pint, smuggling bee...
North Alabama Beer: An Intoxicating History
Alabama
North Alabama built its fi rst commercial brewery in Huntsville in 1819, three months before the state joined the Union. Before Prohibition in 1915, the region was peppered with numerous saloons, taverns and dance halls. Locals still found ways to get their booze during Prohib...
Rhode Island Beer: Ocean State History on Tap
Rhode Island
Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but its brewing history packs a mighty punch. In the 1600s, Sergeant William Baulston opened up his public house in Providence, providing New Englanders with one of the first spots to imbibe homebrewed beer. Prohibition sank many operati...
Alaska Beer: Liquid Gold in the Land of the Midnight Sun
Alaska
Alaska’s fermented legacy retains the fiercely independent spirit that propelled the state’s beer drinkers through the gold rush and sustained them through Prohibition. Today, craft brewers produce outstanding suds in some of the harshest and most remote locations on the plane...
Upper Peninsula Beer: A History of Brewing Above the Bridge
Michigan
Brewing came to the Upper Peninsula in the 1600s, when French fur traders substituted pine needles for hops in batches of spruce beer. Promoted as a health drink, the evergreen suds remained in favor with the British army when it occupied the region. German immigrants drawn in...
 
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