Happy 75th Anniversary!
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18269) 14 years ago
Today marks the effective end of Prohibition....beer became legal to sell as the Cullen Harrison Act went into effect on April 7, 1933. For the first time in 14 years, our grandfathers were able to drink a legal beer. Cheers!
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18269) 14 years ago
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Posted by Tony Ackerman (+191) 14 years ago
"Beer is God's way of telling us that He loves us and wants us to be happy." Benjamin Franklin
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Posted by David Schott (+18250) 14 years ago
I just cracked open a Madison River Brewing Co. "Hopper Pale Ale" in celebration.

http://madisonriverbrewing.com

- Dave
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18269) 14 years ago
I was able to find Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale for sale at the local Holiday gas station last night for $4 a six pack! So I bought a case, and drank two of these excellent American-made beers during the Kansas-Memphis game last night.

Hooray for beer!

I see that in hour of the anniversary, Schlitz is returning to their 1960s recipe, which made them the No. 2 beer in the U.S. at the time:

http://www.schlitzgusto.com/formula.asp
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10266) 14 years ago
The Day Beer Resumed Flowing, Legally
http://www.npr.org/templa...d=89441573

In addition to the commentary, they play excerpts from a speech August Busch gave as the first cases of 3.2 beer rolled off the line at the St. Louis brewery on April 7. Needless to say, Augie was excited about being back in business :-)
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18269) 11 years ago
I would be remiss in not wishing everyone here at mc.com (even you, Aaron), a "Happy National Beer Day!!!"

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Posted by Dark Beer (+255) 11 years ago


[This message has been edited by Dark Beer (4/7/2011)]
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Posted by Barb Holcomb (+408) 11 years ago
Richard - what did you edit? Did you have one too many beers?
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2172) 11 years ago
Beers To You!!!!!
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Posted by JMD (+299) 11 years ago
I could be wrong, but if you do the math it comes out to 78 years not 75. 1933 to 2011, just saying.
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Posted by David Schott (+18250) 11 years ago
JMD, you may have brilliant math skills but you may not be so keen on the subtle details.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12389) 11 years ago
I was going to say, I hit the 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition in Stardust some time ago. They shipped in two railcars full of beer and it vanished in two days.
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Posted by Mathew Schmitz (+286) 11 years ago
I love reading what you are all drinking. For me, if it ain't PBR, it's barely beer. Although at home, I make do with cans. Not as good in the can, but any port in a storm eh?
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6167) 11 years ago
Rah. Rah. Here they're closing several profitable liquor stores "to save money." Hah!
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Posted by Dark Beer (+255) 11 years ago
For me, if it ain't PBR, it's barely beer. Although at home, I make do with cans. Not as good in the can, but any port in a storm eh?


IMO... PBR is barely barley pop. Love the new Guinness Foreign Extra.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18269) 11 years ago
Bwahahaha! Good one, Dave!

Last night, to celebrate the occasion, I brewed a tripel. I'm estimating that when its done in a couple of months, it will have an alcohol content around 9% by volume.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18269) 11 years ago
You folks out there in MC.COMMUNIST! land should try a sip of my tripel....burp.....brewed as indicated in the previous post.

Wow.
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