Prohibition: Boston Wet/Boston Dry
The Jamaica Plain Historical Society presents Stephanie Schorow, author of Drinking Boston: A History of the City and its Spirits will discuss the history of Boston during the era when the 18th Amendment banned the consumption of alcohol. Prohibition in Boston was a period rife with class politics, social reform, and opportunism. Our host will be the Boston Beer Company, in the historic brewery complex where the Haffenreffer Brewery survived Prohibition by brewing “near beer” and non-alcoholic beverages. Free and open to the public. Wednesday, November 12th at 6:00 p.m. at the Sam Adams Tour Center, 30 Germania Street, Jamaica Plain.

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