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The Past, Present And Future Of American Beer

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Bottles with beer are pictured in a microbrewery factory on February 28, 2019, in the island of Evia, some 200 kilometres (124 miles) east of Athens. - The microbrewery sector has experienced an awakening in Greece, where demand was traditionally higher for wine, mass-produced beers and ouzo, with producers further spicing flavours up with ingredients such as honey, cardamum and mahaleb.

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"Prohibition outlawed the production, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages — but not consumption," Smithsonian curator Theresa McCulla told us. "If you were a wealthy American, you could stock your cellar and still have a pretty good time."

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