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)