HAPPY REPEAL DAY!
78 years ago, on December 5th, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was repealed and Prohibition was ended. Suck it, Temperance Movement!
Just too bad the only places to survive Prohibition were breweries like Anheuser Bush and the Coors Brewing Company… while all the “little guys” couldn’t make ends meet when their product was declared illegal and had to close shop, thus beginning the dominance of the mega-breweries in the U.S. beer market. Meh well… in some ways that was a good thing, as the mega breweries rise to dominance is the force driving the modern craft beer movement.
In the spirit (get it!) of today, enjoy this clip from the Ken Burns documentary “Prohibition” while you savor a delicious craft brew.