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A Brief History of American Homebrewing, the Foundation of Craft Beer

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Homebrewing wasn't legal in all 50 states until 2013. (Alabama and Mississippi were the last to take the plunge.) Of course, this was 35 years after homebrewing was federally legalized, and 80 years after the 1933 repeal of Prohibition. In a country as large and diverse as America, change sometimes takes longer than we'd like.
Over the last half-century, homebrewers have been “stretching the boundaries of what people have thought of as beer,” Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, says. “Now in the United States, we have a wider variety of styles than is brewed...
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