Saturday, April 3, 2010
New Beer's Eve! B.O.A.R.D. Membership Drive Event
Literally "Join us" as we toast one to legal beer and New Beer's Eve! The Apollo Maennerchor, Sharon, will feature "craft 3.2 beer" specials as well as a sandwich lovingly prepared by Helmut Schumacher. The public (21 & over) is welcome and those wishing to join or maintain membership with the Brotherhood of Appreciating Repeal Day may pay their $10 annual dues.
April 7th marks the anniversary of the 1933 modification of the Volstead Act, where beer was made legal again after 14 long years of National Prohibition. Well, legal up to a point: up to 3.2% alcohol by weight, to be exact. (That’s 4% by volume.) Basically FDR found a way to get 3.2 beer off the list of banned beverages and put the brewers back to work!
This was one step toward reviving a depressed economy as well as one step toward the Repeal of the eighteenth amendment that took place on December 5th, 1933.
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