The History of Alcohol in America

Making, distribution and drinking of alcohol produced from grapes dates back over ten thousand years ago. Early pictographs and engravings on clay tablets and walls show the making of alcoholic beverages. Alcohol was described to make drinkers feel blissful and exhilarated.

Fermented beverages existed during early Egyptian civilization. In Greece, mead gained popularity as one of the first alcoholic drinks to be made. The alcoholic drink was made from fermented honey and water.

Several Native American civilizations made alcohol in Pre-Colombian times. The activities of alcohol making began long before the introduction of apples to America from Europe. Alcohol was widely used for the purposes of health and socialization during the colonial history of America.

In the sixteenth century, the beverage was used medically for its various health benefits. However, at a later date, alcohol began to lose its reputation as a drink that had medicinal purposes.

In the 1790s, Congress imposed an exercise tax on farmers who manufactured alcohol. However, they resisted paying the fee. This led to the Whiskey Rebellion. The rebellion was a protest movement of farmers who felt that the fee was a burden to their commercial activities.

In the early eighteenth century, the British parliament passed a law which encouraged the use of grain for distilling spirits. The practice led to an increase in alcohol production. By the mid-eighteenth century, the production of alcohol was at its peak with its consumption becoming widespread.

In 1920, the United States passed a law which prohibited the import, sale and manufacture of intoxicating liquors. However, the illegal alcohol trade was at its peak and by 1933 the law was cancelled.

Consumption of alcoholic beverages continued without many controversies until after the Revolutionary War when distilled spirits and whiskey became major commercial products. The history of alcohol in America parallels the social and economic trends that shaped the country.

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Enjoy Weldman VS Belfert at Keegan’s Lounge and Grill on 2/28!

The Main Event
The stage is set, the taps are primed and Keegan’s Sports Lounge and Grill is ready to give the people what they want for the upcoming UFC fight #184 Weidman vs. Belfert scheduled for 2/28. You can enjoy the big fight that Saturday in comfort and style, gather up your friends and order a few rounds as these two fiery fighters go head to head in the heated contest to break each other in front of a televised audience. For those not in the know or out of the loop, Weidman will be defending his title as the UFC middleweight champion against the latest contender Victor Belfert – but only one man will walk away a champion.

The Fighters
As you’re enjoying your drinks at Keegan’s, consider each man’s strengths before you pick your favorite for the fight. Chris Weidman’s the reigning champ, a fighter focused on getting in close and immobilizing his opponents with powerful grapples. He’s quick and he’s dirty on his feet – you’ve got to be to stay on top, whether it’s in a match or on your opponent. Nobody can count out Victor Belfert though, especially with the climb he’s made to get there. Coming off a streak of impressive wins, Belfert is a powerful striker who relies on the power and agility of his arms to carry him in and out of his opponents reach while he delivers devastating punishment. It’s going to be a close match up, there’s little doubt in that and you’re going to need a perfect set up for a perfect match.

The Location
Keegan’s Sports Lounge and Grill is the perfect place to have that set up for the upcoming UFC match. They advertise themselves as a comfortable place that’s perfect for hanging out. 35 televisions scattered throughout their indoor and outdoor seating sections, pool tables, a lounge area and outdoor firepits mean you’ll be sure to make Keegan’s a new favorite, even after the dust clears. They even have daily events like live bands, DJs and even a Karaoke night that will keep you coming back for more – even if it’s just for the variety of seven day a week drink specials. It’s hard to go wrong when you’re enjoying your time with a good fight at Keegan’s

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Benefits of Drinking Alcohol

Did you know that moderate drinking is beneficial to your health? Yes, it is, Alcohol is legal for those people that are aged 18 and above. It is produced by fermenting starches, sugars, and yeast. The amount of alcohol that you consume will determine the type of effect. Moderate drinking is safe and even beneficial to your health. Most people consume alcohol for the stimulant effect this helps them to loosen up. When you drink alcohol a healthy diet and regular exercising is important. You also should not mix alcohol with cigarettes because it could be harmful to your health. Below are the benefits of drinking alcohol.

Benefits of drinking alcohol:

  • Lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases
  • Studies have shown that moderate alcohol consumption improves blood clots. This prevents the formation of blood clots, which block arteries in the brain, neck, and heart. This benefit applies to both men and women.
  • Lengthens your life
  • The best way to drink alcohol is during meals, occasional drinking adds some years to your life and reduces the risk of death by 18 percent. Alcohol is the ideal partner of a lunch or dinner.
  • Improves your libido
  • Moderate drinking protects men against erectile dysfunction. If you are a man that has a low libido, try drinking alcohol and you will see that it will improve your libido. Men are advised to hit the bottle, but not to drink excess alcohol.
  • Alcohol lowers the chances of a person developing diabetes type 2. Moderate alcohol intake also reduces the risk of gallstones. In addition, alcohol prevents you against the common cold. Moderate drinkers may live longer and have better health than those that do not drink or heavy drinkers. Moreover, moderate drinkers have fewer heart attacks as well as strokes.



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24 Things You Didn’t Know About Beer

Read up on these 24 Things You Didn’t Know About Beer. And then you’ll be the coolest person amongst all your friends.

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18 Flavors of Whisky

Are you a whisky drinker? Check out this really cool infographic about 18 Flavors of Whisky.

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