Theresa McCulla Digs into Beer History at the Smithsonian

Amy Cavanaugh

The history of American beer is long and complex, and historian Theresa McCulla is just beginning to dig into it as the project historian/scholar for the American Brewing History Initiative at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. McCulla tells us about her plans for the museum and why beer is vital to American history.

Why is beer important to American history?

Beer, like wine, like food, can be...