Adam Krakowsk’s new book Vermont Prohibition: Teetotalers, Bootleggers & Corruption (2016 Arcadia Press) carves out the state of Vermont’s cider, beer, and spirits history in relationship to prohibition.
Vermont Prohibition covers, the politics, policy, economics, religion and social impact that prohibition had on Vermont.
Read about the Liquor Law of 1853 that targeted distilled spirits while conveniently protecting cider.
1880’s to 1890s the term Hard Cider started being used in the law books. So was Hard Cider considered adulterated cider? The jury is out, but the verdict feels pretty close.
In this chat Adam discusses:
- Why Vermont actually had 80 years of prohibition
- The Temperance movement
- The difference between ethanol alcohol and methanol alcohol
- How the law was written to help cider avoid prohibition
- NASCAR’s ( National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) relationship to prohibition
Adam Krakowski’s book on Vermont Beer
Adam also writes a bimonthly column for Yankee Brew News on Vermont craft brewers.
Mentions on this chat with Adam:
- Scott Wheeler”s book:Rumrunners Revenuers: Prohibition in Vermont
- Caledonia Spirits
- Mad River Distillery
- Vermont’s Prohibtion Era
- Vermont Historical Society
- Bottle Pasteurization link to help you stop fermentation of back sweeten carbonated cider