Prohibition is repealed! - Dec 5th - 1933
The Tonic Truck - Charleston, South Carolina
On January 16th, 1919 congress passed the 18th Amendment in hopes to put an end to what they claimed was the cause of crime, poverty, and mental illness among many other things. This came with a strong push form The Women's Christian Temperance Union, which had been promoting Prohibition for some time.
This lasted for 13 long years as organized crime cashed the now illegal alcohol. The rise of speak easy's were the new watering hole of choice to avoid being caught by the fuzz and the days when bootlegging and the cocktail were born.
Finally on December 5th, 1933 it was repealed which sparked a steady increase in the craft, culture, and enjoyment of the drinking world.
Today is a day to grab a drink and toast to a time when people tried some crazy ideas. Thank God for a good drink and the freedom to enjoy it, but first and foremost, always drink responsibly.