beer history

Beer and American Patriotism are Inseparable Thanks to WWII

Beer and American Patriotism are Inseparable Thanks to WWII

As anyone who has ever watched any sports broadcast can attest, nothing is more American than beer. Served ice-cold on a hot summer day. In tandem with baseball, perhaps, or maybe church.  Better still — over Memorial Day weekend, or beneath fireworks on the goddamn Fourth of July. The root of our beer-soaked nationalism is […]

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I Miss Old Beer Ads So Much

I Miss Old Beer Ads So Much

Here’s a theoretical question for you to roll around the old noodle: If you vividly remember a weird movie trailer, or a Simpsons joke, or a funny commercial from childhood, but are completely unable to find a trace of it on YouTube, did it ever truly air? Perhaps not.

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Who Invented Beer Pong? Here’s The Unsurprisingly Confusing History

Who Invented Beer Pong? Here’s The Unsurprisingly Confusing History

Want to go to Dartmouth? Good for you. That’ll cost you just $69,474 a year. That price tag might seem insanely high and definitely includes a cost category vaguely labeled “miscellaneous,” but think of what you’re getting: it’s an Ivy League school, probably a great first step toward a super-corrupt political career, and—wait for it—the […]

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The Pilgrims Would’ve Landed in Virginia—But They Ran Out Of Beer

The Pilgrims Would’ve Landed in Virginia—But They Ran Out Of Beer

Ever been at a party where beer rations were running low and noticed the sudden stir of whispers, suspicious looks, hoarded cans, and unapologetic double-fisting? Imagine it’s 1620, and this is happening on board a ship full of exhausted religious runaways, after 64 days on rocky seas, right after you’ve landed—in the wrong place. This […]

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