Friday, December 5, 2008
Prohibition Ends At Last - 75 Years Ago and a Day
Always a little slow on the uptake I wanted to mention that REPEAL DAY was yesterday my chickadees. That's right. Yesterday was the the 75th anniversary of the repeal of the 18th amendment and the ratification of the 21st Amendment which made it legal again to make, sell and consume alcohol in the United States...woo hoo! Its not too late to go out and celebrate. Make this weekend repeal weekend and celebrate drinking your favorite craft beer. I pre- celebrated in Washington D.C. on Capital Hill hosting an event for the National Beer Wholesalers Association where 31 breweries from around the country showcased their flagship and specialty beers. More to come on the deets of those beers. In the meantime, check out this website that I ran across.
RepealDay.org, is a website started by cutie bartender Jeff Morgenthaler (who has another great site about bartending and mixology at www.jeffreymorgenthaler.com.) Jeff advocates making Repeal Day a national holiday and says that Repeal day is "conveniently located halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas — at a time when most Americans are probably not spending time with family — Repeal Day presents a wonderful occasion to get together with friends and pay tribute to our constitutional rights."
I heartily agree Jeff. Repeal Day has made my passion and my career possible. Thank you United States for the 21st Amendment to the Constitution. Thank you hot and smart bartenders. I drink to thee. I shall have an American craft beer this evening and reflect.