Dating back to the mid 1600s, New England taverns have been providing food, drink, and other accommodations for travelers and locals alike. Conversations and ideas shared in these establishments helped shape the country in which we live today.

"Gregg Smith's narrative is a lively retelling of early American history. It portrays beer as a major player, and brilliantly reconstructs the cultural and political context out of which it rose."  Paperback, 315 pages.

Beer in America: The Early Years - 1587 - 1840