Category:  prohibition

Prohibition – The documentary

By , September 29, 2011 in Alcohol Law, Beer, prohibition

Do you love to drink alcoholic beverages? Do you live in the US? Statistics, Internet traffic reports and common sense tell us that the answer to both questions is yes for most of you. We’re a boozy, flag-waving bunch, aren’t we? Can I get a “hell, yeah!”? Do you love long, multi-part documentaries about events that happened generations ago? Do you love to wallow in history and examine the motives and motivations of people long since dead? Okay, maybe not but, still, you probably want to pay attention to this one. Prohibition will be aired on PBS stations across the US beginning next week on Monday. This is one of those documentaries from Ken Burns so, if you’ve seen his work on the Civil War, jazz or baseball, you know it’s going to be interesting as well as quality. Personally, I’m quite excited about this documentary. I’ve read many histories… Read More »

A Good Time for a Beer

By , November 7, 2010 in alcohol quotes, Beer, prohibition

You might argue the Civil War or December 7, 1941 or September 11, 2001 but, for me and my people, the darkest days in the history of the United States were those from 1920 to 1933 when Prohibition was the law of the land. Those must have been dark days, indeed. Today’s quote comes from Franklin D. Roosevelt. One night during dinner he thought that he might like to have a beer. Within a week, 3.2% beer was approved by both houses of Congress. Though it would take a few more months to fully repeal Prohibition, this simple sentence paved the way. I think this would be a good time for a beer. -Franklin Delano Roosevelt Part of the November 2010 series of Beer and booze quips, quotes and one-liners