“An impassioned case against a senseless system . . . Come for the cocktail recipes, stay for the call to arms.”
—Clay Risen, author of American Whiskey, Bourbon, and Rye
“A potent, thought-provoking mixture of fun and ‘what the hell’ awareness.”
—Lew Bryson, author of Whiskey Master Class
Across this nation, in breweries, liquor stores, bars, and even our own homes, we’re being stripped of our most basic boozy rights. Thanks to Prohibition and its 100-year hangover, some of the most outdated, bizarre, and laughably loony laws still on the books today center around alcohol and how we drink it.
C. Jarrett Dieterle is a leading alcohol policy expert, the editor in chief of DrinksReform.org, a contributing drinks writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and the director of commercial freedom and a senior fellow at the R Street Institute, a nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, DC.
A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Richmond, he has written about spirits, booze history, and questionable regulations for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, the New York Post, Forbes, Liquor.com, VinePair, SevenFifty Daily, and NPR's James Beard Award-winning blog, The Salt.
He is a native of Michigan and lives with his wife and Australian shepherd mix near Richmond, Virginia, where he never, ever has a boilermaker (thanks, Virginia government).