Our friends at the Federalist Society have released a fun and informative new short film on the history of beer and alcohol regulation.
Reminiscent of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s own short film “I, Whiskey: The Human Spirit,” the new film “American Craft: What Beer Can Teach Us About Well-Crafted Laws” tells the story of how American brewing clawed its was back from the depths of Prohibition to the exciting and innovative market we see today. In order for that to happen, though, creative small brewers needed government regulation to get out of the way. Fortunately, President Juimmy Carter signed legislation in 1978 that legalized garage IPAs and basement double bocks. Since then, the brewmaster entrepreneurs of America have been hard at work.