Although President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen-Harrison Act on March 23rd, it didn’t take effect until this date. Did it truly end Prohibition? Maybe. It really depends on your interpretation of events. On the one hand, going from no alcohol to beer or wine with an ABV (alcohol by volume) of 3.2% or less could certainly be considered the end of Prohibition. Going from 0% to 3.2% is certainly something, right? Or you might be a stickler and proclaim the real end of Prohibition wasn’t until December 5th, 1933 when the 21st Amendment was ratified. To date this has been the only amendment to repeal a prior amendment. Who says you can’t celebrate both?
So, if you are/were celebrating this day, what are you imbibing? I opened a bottle of Friek by Odell Brewing. It has a blend of cherries and raspberries. It’s a tad tart, but nonetheless tasty if you can handle sour beers. If you want to take a quick tour through the history of beer using an Etch-A-Sketch, check out the following: