Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Social, Behavioral & Global Studies


Social History

First Advisor

Rebecca Bales


Beer has played an integral role in human history. Since the beginning of the human agrarian lifestyle, beer has been a safe source of water as well as a nutritional beverage, and has also played important roles to humans both economically and socially. The United States is no different; the influence of beer is demonstrated in the settling and creation of the United States of America. Methods utilized in this study include articles and books found through the CSUMB Library databases, and consultation and personal communications with experts. The purpose of this Capstone is to educate readers of the direct influence beer has had on the Colonial Era, specifically in the settling and creation of the United States.