Monday, April 07, 2008
75 Years Ago Today...
Unless you've been under a rock, you've heard about how the ball got rolling 75 years ago today toward the Repeal of Prohibition. With a revision to the Volstead Act, beer (albeit max of 3.2% alcohol) again was flowing to Americans.
Today, establishments across the country found different ways to celebrate. Rock Bottom in King of Prussia, PA celebrated with day long $2 drafts. Found myself a pint of Fire Chief ESB and watched as award-winning brewer Brian McConnell led the toast at 6:43pm, then again at 6:00pm.
Arriving at 6:29pm, I figured I'd timed things just right. Turns out that the Fox29 camera guy and I got the wrong press release. As you can see from the pictures, Rock Bottom planned to do things at 6pm (or 6:30, or....now wait just a minute) without us. Fortunately, my presence (or was it the news camera's?!) prompted them to do a re-toast just for us. If you're reading this in time and are in the Philly television market, you'll want to check out the 10 o'clock Fox29 news for a quick look at Brian's toast.
Or, perhaps a better bet is to get over to Rock Bottom for a $2 draft!