Happy Brew Year’s Eve to our US friends! To celebrate the eve of the change to the Volstead Act, raising the legal percentage of alcohol in beverages from .5 to 3.2 allowing some beer to be legal 79 years ago, we will celebrate with some great American craft beer!

It is sad to note that women were largely behind the temperance movement with organizations such as the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and the Anti-Salon League which led the way to Prohibition in the states. But who could blame them at the time when their lousy husbands would spend all their money in the pub, leaving them without much to provide for their families.

Thank goodness times have changed and now women are spending more time and money in the pubs leaving their other halves to provide for themselves!

Photo: Women picketing for prohibition in Madison c. 1917, Minnesota Historical Society