Each of our handcrafted brews is just as important as the first. So every time a new seasonal brew goes on tap at Lb. Brewing Co., we celebrate it with a New Beer’s Eve.
The name New Beer’s Eve comes from a night of joy and anticipation across the nation. The night beer became legal again.
Eight months before the full repeal of Prohibition on April 7, 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s campaign promise to end Prohibition began to come true. The passing of the Cullen-Harrison Act, which increased the amount of alcohol allowed in beverages from 0.5 percent to 3.2 percent by weight, was the first step in ending Prohibition.
After midnight on April 7, 1933, 20 states and the District of Columbia, whose laws permitted the act, were finally able to legally drink. According to the Brewers Association, Americans consumed more than 1.5 million gallons of beer that day.
The new legislation created an immediate demand for at least 50,000 jobs at a time our nation needed it most. Cities like St. Louis, Milwaukee and Chicago where breweries were large employers saw huge boosts in their local economies.
Although there’s never been a dry moment here with handcrafted beer continually flowing from our taps, New Beer’s Eves at Lb. Brewing Co. introduce the latest handcrafted brews to the community and show the evolving art of the craft brewing industry.
Just like the original New Beer’s Eve, ours are full of live music and sampling of the newest seasonal and nine house brews.
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