Beers and glassware. Photo: Cambridge Brewing Co., Flickr Creative Commons.
The U.S. has long been a drinking nation. Even the pilgrims were heartened by some corn-based alcohol.
Food historian Andrew F. Smith says from the Founding Fathers to Johnny Appleseed, some of America's most well-known figures had a close relationship with the production of alcohol.
Smith tells Steve Fast that even the first taxes of a fledgling nation involved booze.
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