This Friday, December 5th, we here at Boundary Bay Brewery are celebrating the fact that 75 years ago, to the day, prohibition was repealed and beer could once again make all our lives better! At 5 pm we will reenact prohibition. We’re going to shut down the taps, stage a protest, and eventually let the beer flow once again. We’re encouraging everyone to come dressed in period costume and live it up in the roaring 20’s once more! We’ll even have live music. The Gallus Brothers and The Pasties will play at 10:30 pm.
The state of Washington prohibited the manufacture and sale of liquor beginning in 1916. The 21st Amendment was ratified by the state of Washington on October 3, 1933. The 18th Amendment to the United States constitution was ratified by Congress on January 16, 1919. This amendment made it illegal to produce, distribute or sell alcohol (as defined by the Volstead Act). 75 years ago, on December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the U.S Constitution was ratified, repealing Prohibition. President Roosevelt immediately issued a repeal proclamation. This is a day to celebrate the 75 years of contributions beer has made to the U.S culture and economy since Prohibition has been repealed.