The Right to Drink Podcast

Publications

The Right to Drink Episode 5: The Surprising History of Moonshine
C. Jarrett Dieterle & William Gray

There’s a funny thing about alcohol. Every time the government makes it hard to get, the greater the lengths humans go to get it. Throughout human history we’ve found mind-bendingly creative ways…

The Right to Drink Episode 4: Why the )@#*$ can’t I ship booze to my door?
C. Jarrett Dieterle & William Gray

Earlier this year, BuzzFeed ran an article on the 28 weirdest things you can buy online. If this sounds like the most BuzzFeed listicle of all time, well, you’re right, it was. But it also hit upon…

The Right to Drink Episode 3: Where Fun Goes to Die: The War on Happy Hour
C. Jarrett Dieterle & William Gray

It’s 5pm and you’re drained. Work today was brutal. Your boss yelled at you, your colleague Nancy “forgot” to complete her part of the big report that was due, and the only other person…

The Right to Drink Episode 2: F*ck True, We Swear On Our Brews
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Ann Phelan

In 1989, two guys named Steve Wagner and Greg Cook––tired of generic, fizzy, yellow beer––decided to open their own brewery, Stone Brewing. Today, Stone is one of the top ten largest craft…

The Right to Drink Episode 1: Why Your Craft Cocktail Should Cost $4
William Gray & C. Jarrett Dieterle

Christine was about three quarters down the path of opening Silverback [distillery] when reality started to sink in. Operating a distillery in Virginia was going to be a lot different than she…

The Right to Drink—A New Podcast from the R Street Institute and DrinksReform.org
William Gray

Prohibition may have been 100 years ago, but some of the craziest booze laws on the books still get in the way of Americans enjoying the right to produce, consume and sell the booziest…