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Woodrow Wilson Tried To Stop Prohibition

By: Sam Lubman Woodrow Wilson was the president when Prohibition went into effect. But he is not the reason it did, although he is sometimes blamed for it. In fact, Wilson actually tried to stop Prohibition, vetoing the Volstead Act that led to the passing of the 18th Amendment. Prohibition was...
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Lincoln Was Not a Big Beer Fan

Abraham Lincoln is arguably the greatest president in our nation's history. If not, he is at least in the top four. The man united a war-torn divided country and freed the slaves, so his title as one of the greatest presidents is 100% justified in my opinion. We all think we could sit down and have...
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General Ulysses S. Grant May Have Had a Few Too Many Before Winning the Civil War

By: Sam Lubman On April 9th, 1965, the guns across America at long last went silent. After four years and 600,000 lives lost, the bloodiest conflict in American history had finally come to an end. Both the Confederate and Union soldiers met at a courthouse in Appomattox, VA to discuss the surrender...
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The Time Franklin Delano Roosevelt Bought America a Beer

By: Sam Lubman Upon taking office in 1933, one of the first acts President Franklin Delano Roosevelt undertook was the overturning of the 18th Amendment, better known as Prohibition. Since taking effect in 1920, Prohibition did more harm than good to America and led to the rise of bootleggers and...
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George Washington Was A Master Beer Brewer

By: Sam Lubman George Washington was not just the first president if the country. He was also an avid beer fanatic who would brew his own beer. If you were to go visit his Mount Vernon estate and join President Washington for a meal (who wouldn’t want to do that) you would probably enjoy that meal...
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Presidents Day Weekend: A History of Presidents and Beer

It’s Presidents Day Weekend beer lovers! And while for many this means scoring a sweet deal on a mattress or enjoying a Monday away from work, for us here at the Beer Blog, it means celebrating a history of the men who ran our country, and the beer that fueled them. From Washington brewing his own...
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Last Call Doesn't Mean 2AM Anymore...

Have you heard? There are a few cities who are prolonging last call to 4AM rather than the usual 2AM. This may be in effect sooner rather than later. Take into consideration that this may not be true for ALL bars but at least it's good to know that the option is out there, right? I'm introducing...
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Celeste Perry: Black Velvet. The Perfect Valentine's Cocktail

It's called a Black Velvet. All you need is 1 part sparkling wine (champagne) and 1 part stout beer (Guinness comes to mind). Fill a tall Champagne flute or pilsner glass halfway with champagne and float stout beer on top of the sparkling wine. Toast your sweetheart and drink! They say the drink...
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Celebrate Your Valentine's Day the Beer Blog Way

By: Sam Lubman It's that time of year again folks: Pitchers and Catchers have reported to Spring Training and... hold on, I am being told that was yesterday. Oh, today is Valentine's Day. Sorry, I always get those two mixed up. Yes, today is Valentine's Day, and if you are one of the lucky people...
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Bitchin' Kitchen: Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Valentine's Day

Even if you've spent your entire life avoiding the kitchen, you'll be able to follow these simple steps to create an impressive, yet easy to prepare Valentine's dessert. Buy some nice big red juicy strawberries. Organic is best. Wash them well and dry thoroughly. The berries need to be nice and dry...
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