Happy repeal day, everyone.
For those non-Americans, today is the seventy-fifth anniversary of the repeal of prohibition.
Now, as some of you may know, while campaigning for president, Freddie Roosevelt ran on the platform of repeal saying “I like beer, you like beer, we all like beer.”
Even so, I feel that repeal day is more of a booze holiday than a beer holiday. To me, a beer isn’t as appropriate as a martini (make mine ice cold, gin, vermouth, and bitters, garnished with a lemon twist, always stirred, never shaken, and not more than 3 oz. plus 1-1.5 oz water, none of this pint of vodka, or worse something flourescent geen, and calling that a martini) or perhaps a Manhattan. I plan to start the evening off with a nice glass of rye (Old Overholt), and then I will end up drinking beer. In this case, Sam Adams Winter Lager will be the tipple of choice.
So join me in practicing our American right, the right to drink!
Cheers! Slainte! L’khiyam! Ganbei! Salud! and so on,
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