Tipsy History

The U.S. Government Poisoned 10,000 Americans During Prohibition

The U.S. Government Poisoned 10,000 Americans During Prohibition

It’s easy for people to feel like the government is after them. Whether it has to do with Monsanto, Avril Lavigne, or vaccines, there’s always a conspiracy group trying to make a case and prove their point (sometimes on large conspiracy cruise ships). But the truth is out there, and sometimes what sounds like a […]

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Go Inside the 100-Year-Old Beer Tunnels Hidden Under Cincinnati

Go Inside the 100-Year-Old Beer Tunnels Hidden Under Cincinnati

American beer history varies depending on what area of the country you’re talking about. In the Northeast, the beer was inspired largely by the English. In the midwest, however, everything was German — the people, the heritage, and the beer. Remnants of Ohio’s German-inspired beer history live on in Cincinnati, in a hollowed-out tunnel 30 […]

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New Beer’s Eve Is the Holiday You Never Knew You Needed

New Beer’s Eve Is the Holiday You Never Knew You Needed

We Americans have a complicated history with alcohol. It’s one that’s been deeply influenced by immigration, but also by xenophobia. For 13 years we didn’t allow the sale of alcohol at all, which lead to bootlegging priests and bootlegging rabbis. And then Prohibition was repealed and the real party started. The sale of beer officially became […]

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The Japanese Were Drinking European Wine Before the United States Existed

The Japanese Were Drinking European Wine Before the United States Existed

People in Japan don’t drink much wine — just an average of four bottles a year per person, according to Kiyoshi Yokoyama, the chairman of Japan Wineries Association. But the history of wine in Japan goes way back, further back than the history of wine in the United States, in fact. In 1543, Portuguese Jesuits sailed […]

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