On this date: The end of prohibition

December 5, 1933: A date that will live in inebrity.

On this day, the US Congress enacted the repeal of a disastrous constitutional amendment that directly caused the ascendency of organized crime, destroyed a vibrant American brewing industry, and turned millions into disgruntled lawbreakers. But at least it did jack-shit to control citizens’ drinking habits. Let us hope that the leaders of today and tomorrow remember the lessons of prohibition in their rush to ban potentially harmful, but central pleasures to our lives.

I’m not 100% sure about this, but I believe the first brewery in the nation to release beer after prohibition was the F.X. Matt brewery of Utica, NY, shipping product on the very day of repeal. Cheers to Matt, and cheers to our society not imploding because we have access to demon alcohol.

(by the way, this was posted on 12/5 where I live, not the 6th as the post date claims)

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3 thoughts on “On this date: The end of prohibition

  1. Yes I believe your correct regarding FX Matt from what I’ve read. Also the first beer Genesee came out with and the first beer after prohibition as far as I know was their Leibotschaner Beer which was discontinued around one of the World Wars because it sounded to German…

  2. Hey Creamaledrinker.

    “Also, the first beer Genesee came out with after prohibition as far as I know was their Leibotschaner Beer which was discontinued around one of the World Wars because it sounded German…”

    Listen, I’m not the smartest guy around, but I did pas 6th grade history, and because of that, I can shead some light for you as to which “World War” you might be referring too. Seeing as Prohibition started in 1920 and ended in 1933, I think its a safe bet that seeing as how WWI ended in 1918, and the beer was discountinued because of Anti-German sentiment that maybe you are referring to WWII. Just a tough and besides common sense sounds a lot better than “one of the World Wars”.

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