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Prohibition: Boston Dry/Boston Wet
November 12, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The Jamaica Plain Historical Society presents Stephanie Schorow, author of Drinking Boston to discuss the history of Boston during the era when the 18th Amendment was in effect. Prohibition in Boston was a period rife with class politics, social reform, and opportunism.
Our hosts will be the Boston Beer Company, housed in the historic Brewery Complex where Haffenreffer survived Prohibition by brewing ‘near beer’ and sodas.
In Drinking Boston Stephanie Schorow serves up a remarkable cocktail representative of Boston’s intoxicating story: its spirit of invention, its hardscrabble politics, its mythology, and the city’s never-ending battle between personal freedom and civic reform—all told through the lens of the bottom of a cocktail glass.
Come early at 5:30 to go on a tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery before the talk. Spots are limited: Use this link to reserve your spot.
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