If there’s anything close to a national beer holiday, it’s Dec. 5. That day marks the 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. And what person who enjoys beer can’t raise a glass to that? In this report, a Yeungling brewer says her great-grandfather “opened a dairy and invested in things like Broadway shows and New York dance halls” to keep the east-coast brewery afloat during Prohibition. When Prohibition was lifted, Yeungling sent a truckload of beer to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
UPDATE: Also mark April 7, 2009, on your calendar: That’s the 50th anniversary of the state of Oklahoma jumping on the Prohibition repeal bandwagon.