The Author

During a decade in the bar and brewery business, across three states, I grew fascinated by the variety and complexity of American alcohol laws. With an educational background in history and government, I saw each law as a reflection of the history and society of that state and of the country as a whole. After I left the industry and got through graduate school, I looked around to see what had been written on the evolution of liquor law. Aside from Prohibition, it turns out that very little of substance is out there. So I started to look into it myself. This site is a free-flowing exploration of a wide variety of laws, with an eye towards both accuracy and entertainment.

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