Wednesday, April 7, 2010

77th Anniversary of Post-Prohibition beer sales

There's not much more to say than the title of the post. On today's date, in 1933, beer sales were once again legal, after twelves years of Prohibition. Now, technically, it wasn't til December that the states officially ratified the 21st Amendment, repealing the 18th, but April 7th was the first day 3.2% beer sales occured under the Cullen-Harrison Act, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt (saved the country from depression, saved the country from it's own stupidity, saved the world from Fascism?).

Not too worry though folks, we can all celebrate again on December 5th, the day the 18th Amendment was officially overruled by the 21st Amendment.

To celebrate, OMG Beer! is opening up an 11-month plus old bottle of Three Floyds Behemoth Barleywine. Goes well with all the Craft Beer Week Celebrations taking place all over Chicago (tonight, if you see this in time check out Small Bars' Division and Fullerton for special rare beer tappings). Expect a Barleywine review tomorrow, work permitting.

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