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(Hop)py Birthday to you! Celebrate former President Jimmy Carter's 99th with a craft beer

Posted on AllSides October 1st, 2023
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At Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards in Decatur, Ga., Ethan Wurtzel proudly displays a photo of former President Jimmy Carter visiting his family’s bar. Like many beer enthusiasts – but not many in the general public – Wurtzel knows the role Carter played in fostering the craft brewing phenomenon. In 1978, Carter signed legislation federally legalizing home brewing. At the time, Americans sipped one dominant style of beer, a light lager, sold by big breweries such as Coors and Anheuser-Busch. But after home brewers were able to show the appeal of...

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