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Jarrett Dieterle Book Launch: Give Me Liberty and Give Me a Drink!

R Street Institute Senior Fellow and editor Jarrett Dieterle has written a book about America’s craziest alcohol laws. Give Me Liberty and Give Me a Drink! is a rollicking, recipe-packed tour of America’s most insane and laughable booze rules.

Give Me Liberty and Give Me a Drink! officially publishes on September 15, and at 6pm EST that day, Jarrett will be “hosting” a virtual book launch event with Fountain Bookstore. Christine Riggleman, the master distiller and CEO of the popular Silverback Distillery will also be joining.

If you’d like to attend the event virtually on Sep. 15 at 6pm EST, you can register HERE. It’s sure to be a fun night chatting about freedom and booze!

And if you’re interested in learning more about America’s whacky system of alcohol regulation—and enjoying a drink or two along the way—you can pre-order the book now.

About the Book:

Across this nation, in breweries, liquor stores, bars, and even our own homes, we’re being stripped of our most basic boozy rights. Thanks to Prohibition and its 100-year hangover, some of the most outdated, bizarre, and laughably loony laws still on the books today center around alcohol and how we drink it. In New Mexico, $1 margaritas are illegal. In Utah, cocktails must be mixed behind a barrier called the “Zion curtain.” And forget about happy hour in Massachusetts—the state banned it in 1984. But we don’t have to stand down and dry up—it’s time to take to liquid protest. Created by the nation’s leading alcohol policy expert, Give Me Liberty and Give Me a Drink! combines the thirst-inducing pleasure of trivia with 65 recipes for classic and innovative cocktails. So arm yourself with a mezcal-based One Pint, Two Pint, inspired by Vermont’s ban on beer pitchers, or The Boiling Point, a beer cocktail that is highly illegal in Virginia, and get ready to drink your way to a revolution on the rocks.”

About the Author:

C. Jarrett Dieterle is the nation’s leading alcohol policy expert, the editor in chief of, a drinks columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and the Director of Commercial Freedom at the R Street Institute, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, DC. A graduate of Georgetown University Law School, he has written about spirits, booze history, and regulations for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Washington Post, among other publications; he has testified before Congress and appeared on television shows, podcasts, and radio programs and in a documentary called American Spirit. He lives in Richmond, Virginia. Follow him on Twitter @cjdieterle.

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