A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

BEER

Tue, 26 Oct '21
Brewski
Sun, 15 Aug '21
"Suds"
Wed, 11 Aug '21
It's been known to chase Wild Turkeys
Sun, 18 Jul '21
___ o'clock (when happy hour begins)
Sun, 16 May '21
"You can't be a real country unless you have a ___ and an airline": Frank Zappa
Mon, 12 Apr '21
Bar serving
Wed, 17 Feb '21
The missing letters in _UDW_IS_ _