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80th Anniversary of Repeal Day

12-05-2013

Happy Repeal Day!

 

 

 

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the 21st Amendment, which officially ended Prohibition. Since 1933, the beer industry has come along way, with beer now the most popular alcoholic beverage to drink in America.  All levels of the beer three-tier distribution system is a $246 billion industry that employ more than two million workers across the U.S. In addition, the beer industry ensures to actively contribute to local communities through various sponsorships and aid. In celebration of each fantastic decade of drinking since the ratification of the 21st Amendment, here are eight ways to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Repeal Day.

 

1. #cheerstobeer

 

Obviously, make sure to enjoy your favorite brew while toasting to the amendment that ensured our freedom to do so.

 

2. Rock out

 

Rock out to the awesomeness that is beer with some drinking songs from AC DC (Have a Drink on Me) and Flogging Molly (Drunken Lullabies).

 

3. Country up

 

If head banging isn’t your style, then sip on your beer while getting in touch with your cowboy side with Eli Young Band’s "Drunk Last Night" or Luke Bryan’s "Drink a Beer."  

 

4. Dance it

 

If you want to drink and celebrate to something with a bit more bass, check out “Brass Monkey” from the Beastie Boys or maybe you prefer Busta Rhymes and P Diddy, who like to  "Pass the Courvoisier."

 

5. Hashtag it

 

The Beer Institute is encouraging everyone to use the hashtag #cheerstobeer to virtually toast the 80th anniversary.

 

6. Homebrew

 

To remember the old days of Prohibition, brew up some alcoholic concoction of your own, preferably in the bathtub. Depending on the level of success with your homebrew experiment, you may end up mildly surprised at your own brewing skills or even more grateful that you posses the freedom to legally buy great beer.

 

7. Beer up your cocktail

 

Mix up a Beer’s Knees in beery honor of the prohibition cocktail, Bee’s Knees. To make, combine in a shaker with ice the following: 1 ½ ounces of gin, 1 ounce lemon juice, 1 ounce honey syrup (1:1 honey and water). Shake vigorously then strain into a collins glass and top with a hefeweizen beer and garnish with a lemon.  Recipe courtesy of Paste Magazine.

 

8. Never forget 

 

Don’t forget these quotes about prohibition in order to better appreciate that brew today.  

 

Once, during Prohibition, I was was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.

- W.C. Fields

Prohibition has made nothing but trouble.

- Al Capone

 

Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into.

- Don Marquis 

 

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