On January 16, 1919, the United States ratified the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing Prohibition in the United States that began January 16, 1920.
The 18th Amendment was proposed on December 18, 1917. It was proposed by the United States Senate, following pressure from members of the temperance movement.
The temperance movement believed that no one should be able to drink. Prior to the passing of the amendment, there were more than 20 Temperance organizations, these included the American Temperance Societ, the Anti-Saloon League, the Sons of Temperance, and the Prohibition Party.
Some of the more prominent temperance leaders were Carrie Nation, Billy Sunday, James Black, and Wayne Wheeler.
The Eighteenth Amendment was repealed with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment, on December 5, 1933.
As to the beer:
Twain's Billiards and Tap is located in Decatur, Georgia. They've been open since 1996, and have brewed their own beer since November 2006. They are a brewpub, restaurant, and pool hall.
This session ale is aptly named. Beautiful amber color with a light nose, caramel flavors balance with subtle hops. 4.5% ABVSo, for the Temperance Movement, raise your glass to their success and thankfully their previous failure.
"Temperate temperance is best. Intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance, while temperate temperance helps it in its fight against intemperate intemperance. Fanatics will never learn that, though it be written in letters of gold across the sky." Notebook, 1896
As you are drinking, think about the influence that the New Dry's are having on today's society.
Think about the influence that MADD is having in pushing legislation through states.
The Southern Baptist Convention will not allow delegates who drink.
RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina, June 13-14, 2006, express our total opposition to the manufacturing, advertising, distributing, and consuming of alcoholic beverages; and be it furtherJesus wouldn't be welcome at a Southern Baptist Church.
RESOLVED, That we urge that no one be elected to serve as a trustee or member of any entity or committee of the Southern Baptist Convention that is a user of alcoholic beverages.
RESOLVED, That we urge Southern Baptists to take an active role in supporting legislation that is intended to curb alcohol use in our communities and nation; and be it further
RESOLVED, That we urge Southern Baptists to be actively involved in educating students and adults concerning the destructive nature of alcoholic beverages; and be it finally
RESOLVED, That we commend organizations and ministries that treat alcohol-related problems from a biblical perspective and promote abstinence and encourage local churches to begin and/or support such biblically-based ministries.
Beware the New Dry's. They want to remove your freedom to drink, even in your own home. Fear mongering is their biggest weapon.