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April 7th, 2008 marks the 75th anniversary of the repeal of the 18th amendment, which prohibited the importation, distilation, and sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States. We would like to propose a toast on this holiday, led by former Highway 61 contributor Mr. Ben Stegmann, to our constitutionally protected right to consume beverages in which alcohol constitutes over .5% per volume.
As you might imagine the Saint Louis area was particularly impacted during the prohibition, which has already been well documented for anyone interested in learning the history of Saint Louis brewing. Those interested in celebrating this milestone offline can do so at any local brewpub. We have been made aware of at least one particular celebration tonight in the Schlafly Tap Room (aka Saint Louis Brewery), which will continue with a Beer Festival next Saturday. Alongside Schlafly’s local brew, you can look foward to tasting assorted beers from Indiana, but it will cost you $25 for the revelry on Saturday April 12th from noon-5pm.
No matter how you chose to celebrate, we would like to caution those of legal drinking age to drink responsibly, lest we motivate another temperance movement and another prohibition. Cheers.