Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Happy Repeal Day!

On this date in 1933, the 21st Amendment repealed alcohol prohibition in the United States.

Raising a glass to toast the occasion is a given, but let me go one further and suggest that you enjoy one of the many fine American beers that we are so lucky to have nowadays. It took decades to recover from the damage Prohibition did to the craft of brewing in America--and I would argue that the beer/tavern culture so important in the founding and development of this country has never recovered--but still, we now enjoy the most diverse, innovative, and exciting brewing industry in the world, in spite of the fact that mass-produced crap still corners the vast majority of the market.

That is something worth celebrating.

UPDATE--More Repeal Day posts here, here, here, and especially here.


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