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The Field Guide to Drinking in America - Niki Ganong

The Field Guide to Drinking in America - Niki Ganong

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Finally, there's a book that covers America’s confusing alcohol laws: What’s true for one state is rarely true for its neighbor. In The Field Guide to Drinking in America: A Traveler’s Handbook to State Liquor Laws, author Niki Ganong expertly blends an overview of each state’s alcohol-related history with the current laws of the land.

Filled with interesting facts, history, and amusing tales of drinking in every state. Find out when bars make last call. Know how packaged liquor, beer, and wine are sold in every state and in Washington, D.C. Plan ahead for the Sunday “blue laws” that still exist in twelve states. Whether you’re a thirsty armchair traveler or a road tripper, The Field Guide to Drinking in America will keep you informed and entertained.


Gold Medal - PubWest Design Awards
Silver Medal - Independent Publisher Book Awards
Bronze Medal -INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards

222 pages | ISBN-13   978-0983491729 | 220 color images

What people are saying about this book

“A fun, lighthearted look at booze rules in the country.” Washington Post

“From drinking moonshine in West Virginia to hitting every street in the U.S. that allows open containers, your life list just got a whole lot more fun.” –

"Ganong shows you how to make the most of a night in or out on the town, no matter where your travels lead you." - Jim Meehan, author of The PDT Cocktail Book and Meehan's Bartender's Manual

“This book is the puzzle piece that has long been missing from drinking in America. A joy to read and an impressive mountain of knowledge to unearth.” Jeffrey Morgenthaler, author of The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique and Drinking Distilled: A User's Manual

“If you love to think and drink as much as I do—this book is for you. Loads of history and interesting and useful cultural tidbits about booze and boozing it up red, white, and blue style.” – Liz Crain, author of Dumplings = Love

About the Author

Niki Ganong is a food and drink writer from Portland, Oregon. She is a frequent contributor to epicurean publications and wrote this book due to the difficulties she encountered in getting a drink while traveling. The Field Guide to Drinking in America: A Traveler’s Handbook to State Liquor Laws is her first book.

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