It’s National Beer Day Today
Today is National Beer Day, and it may interest you to know that the very first beer to be sold in the U.S. after the repeal of Prohibition was Utica Club. The story goes that UC was for sale within an hour and a half of the repeal on this day back in 1933. (Shultz & Dooley would be proud).
Now some Prohibition facts, according to the F.X. Matt Brewing Company,
“When Prohibition was repealed on April 7, 1933, the F.X. Matt Brewing Co., located in upstate N.Y., was the first brewery in the country to obtain a permit to renew beer sales – once again providing New Yorkers and other Americans with a well-deserved reprieve from a hard day’s work! When many other breweries shut down during Prohibition, the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. relied on soft drinks and malt tonics to keep them in business.
· 1.5 hours after President Roosevelt signed the repeal, the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. obtained the first permit to renew beer sales
· In December 1933, the 21st Amendment was ratified, which repealed the 18th Amendment, making all alcohol once again legal
· First and only time in U.S. history that an Amendment has been repealed”