Author: Gerry Lorentz

Gerry Lorentz is a professor of history at SUNY/ Empire State College, where, among other things, he teaches classes in the History of Beer and Brewing. He lives in Delmar, NY, with his wife and son, a cranky old cat, and a playful dog.

Gerry Lorentz

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Tales From the Kegs

Beer has a long history in New York, stretching back almost 400 years to the time of the first Dutch colonists. From that point, the state took a leading role in brewing in the country, and by the time of Prohibition, New Yorkers made more beer and drank more beer than any other state in the Union.

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