Alcoholic Beverages

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy", Benjamin Franklin, 1685. Slightly out of period but represents most people’s attitude toward alcoholic beverages from the earliest recorded history until the advent of the temperance movement in the 19th century.


Alcoholic beverages may have even been one of the most important agents in development of civilization because they:

Beer
Distilled Beverages
Liqueurs
Hard Cider
Mead
Wine

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