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Drink This Weekend Edition: Celebrate the Legalized Flow of Alcohol

Friday, April 13th, 2012

While Dec. 5, 1933, marked the ratification of the 21st Amendment, doing away once and for all with that oh-so-noble experiment called Prohibition, April 7 of the same year also holds significance for the drinking sect. Some eight months before Prohibition was officially repealed, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a law repealing the Volstead Act, legalizing the sale of beer with an ABV level of 3.2 percent.

This year, Easter occurred the same weekend as the anniversary of the repeal, so we piously waited a week to celebrate the end of the great drought. Looking to make merry over the righteous return to the natural state of things? Here are a couple suggestions for raising a glass.

The annual Repeal of Prohibition Beer Festival takes place this Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Schlafly Bottleworks at 6260 Southwest Ave., in Maplewood. Sample more than 30 beer styles, including numerous brews from Texas guest breweries Rahr & Sons Brewing Co., Deep Ellum Brewing Co., and Real Ale Brewing Co. Tickets are $25 in advance (Purchase them online here.) or $30 the day of the event and include a commemorative tasting glass, unlimited beer tasting and live music.

Sunday spirits sales are banned in 13 states across the U.S. Thankfully, Missouri is not one of those states. Exercise your right to buy booze on Sunday. Head to your favorite well-stocked liquor store and pick up a bottle of spirits produced by one of the four area distilleries that earned honors at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Pinckney BendMastermind Vodka, Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. and The Big O. Oh, and as you’re preparing that highball, think of all the poor folks back in Connecticut and Indiana, the two remaining states to ban sales of beer, wine and liquor on Sundays.

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