Schlitz beer crates being broken apart for kindling after Prohibition goes into effect.From Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society, Inc. An extended time ago in a land far, far away where beer, wine, and hard liquor were dumped down the drain and everyone had to go dry. Sound like a made up story?! Well, believe or not… Continue reading The Day The Party Ended
At one point or another we have all said, " I wish I could go back in time." If only it was as easy as jumping into a DeLorean, setting a date of destination, and speeding to 88 mph and zipped into the past. Say for a minute that time travel was possible. The decade I… Continue reading To Live in a Bygone Era
Today is National Beer Day celebrating 80 years since the end of an awful beer dry spell. Franklin D. Roosevelt came into office in 1933 trying to break the Great Depression that gripped the nation. FDR pushed through congress and signed the Beer & Wine Revenue Act that made alcohol under 3.2% potency legal. Why did FDR want liquor to flow freely… Continue reading National Beer Day!
Imagine a Unites States where beer and liquor are illegal. Your favorite brewery has been forced to close down or switch to making sodas, chocolates or other products. The only hard liquor you could wet your whistle with was made in a homemade still and you had to go into a secret bar called a speakeasy to… Continue reading The Day Beer Returned to Milwaukee