Pop Sci took a look at its archives back when Prohibition was around and highlighted the kind of science people used to fight it. It includes creative bootlegging methods, smart smuggling strategies, and PopSci's own guide to homebrewing in 1921.
Maybe it's because I just watched Boardwalk Empire but I'm simply fascinated that something like Prohibition really existed. What impresses me even more is the lengths that some people went to get their liquor, like creating a "cable tunnel that ferried submarine 'torpedoes' filled with alcohol across the river" or inventing "jellied cocktails" since the Volstead Act only banned alcoholic liquids. I guess when man has no alcohol, man invents alcohol. Check out all of Pop Sci's Prohibition features in their gallery. [Pop Sci]