I’m sure you’ve been barraged by all sorts of media about the anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition, and I guess I’m no exception. But this is too important of an anniversary for it to go unnoticed. Thanks to the 21st Amendment we’ve now legally been able to enjoy beer for the past 75 years. We’ve seen the beer industry have its ups and downs, but I think we’re finally returning to the pre-Prohibition days where beer was local and large cities had multiple breweries providing their product to the locals.
In celebration of the event, Anheuser-Busch was kind enough to send me a replica wooden case similar to the ones around post-Prohibition. They also included a 6-pack of Budweiser and a bottle opener. You’ll notice that my 6-pack is now a 5-pack, that’s because one of my friend snagged a beer before I could take a picture.
There are going to be a number of events happen all of this week to celebrate the event:
- Today at approximately 10AM, Dan Kopman of Schlafly will be on the Charlie Brennan show on KMOX to discuss the importance of the anniversary.
- Anheuser-Busch has expanded it’s Tour Center to include more information about how AB stayed alive during the days of Prohibition. You can preview the tour here.
- Schlafly will be hosting an appetizer beer pairing cocktail party on April 7th at Schlafly Bottleworks for SIP Club members to celebrate the event.
Also if you’re a history nerd like I am, you’ll also want to watch this YouTube video of August A. Busch Jr.’s national radio address from KMOX CBS Radio at 12:01 a.m. on April 7, 1933. They also have some more media up on their website that you should check out. Video after the break.