I came across this cool article in the April 7th 1933 Monroe Evening News. The story is aboutwhen certain states amended the Volstead Act. Remember this list is as of April 7th, 1933.
3.2 beer went on sale on April 7th, 1933 in: District of Columbia, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware (in Wilmington only), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Dates have been set for the sale in the following seven states: Louisiana, April 13; Maine, June 10; North Carolina, May 1; North Dakota, July 1; Vermont, May 1; West Virginia, June 8; Wyoming, May 18.
Legislative or other action still pending in these 15 states: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, and South Carolina.
Beer legislation has failed in these three states: Arkansas, Georgia, and Idaho.
No action taken in these 4 states: Kansas, Mississippi, Utah, and Virginia.
Sale subject to referendum in 1934 for this state: South Dakota.
A week that includes the first day of spring and St. Patrick’s Day is a pretty damn good week. But when it ends with The 4th Annual March of Dimes Michigan Beer & Wine Tasting, you just turned it up to eleven.
This fantastic event held on the Saturday after St. Patrick’s Day has become the biggest craft beer event in Monroe. It has great food, fabulous Michigan craft beer and wine and the money goes to a worthy cause, The March of Dimes.
Below are the event details and vendor list…
4th Annual Michigan Beer & Wine Tasting.
Saturday, March 22, 2014 1-4pm
Tickets are $35.00 in advance, $40.00 at the door.
Price includes 12 3-ounce pours, lunch buffet and door prizes. You’ll also have an opportunity to bid on silent auction baskets & 50/50 raffles. Tickets are available at Harbor Inn & Ale, by calling Darcy Merritt @ (734) 968-7991, (734) 457-4445 or by calling Mac Merritt @ (734) 552-6410 or at Keybank North Telegraph office. In order to make sure we have enough beer, wine & food we only sell a small amount of tickets at the door. Advance tickets are recommended.
Arbor Brewing Co.
Dark Horse Brewery
Fenton Winery and Brewing
Motor City Brewing Works
Mt. Pleasant Brewing
North Peak Brewing Co.
Tabor Hill Winery
Uncle John’s Fruit House Winery
Is everyone ready for spring? I know I am! Good news everyone! The first day of spring is only 2 weeks away. The end of this winter deserves a good party and 129 Lounge, Jake’s Liquor and Atwater are throwing one.
This is a cool event. The premiere craft beer store is getting together with one of the best and first good beer bars in Monroe to put on a launch party. I am hoping it’s a nice enough night to walk down and enjoy some Hop-A-Peel. Let’s think positive.
129 Lounge, Jake’s Liquor & Atwater Hop-A-Peel Launch Party
Thursday, March 20 7:00pm until 10:00pm
Come join us at The 129 Lounge in conjunction with Atwater Detroit Brewery and Jake’s Liquor for Atwater’s 2014 launch of Hop-A-Peel!!! It’s the first time Hop-A-Peel will be available in bottles, Jake’s Liquor will be taking care of that, and we’ll have pints and samplings on tap of this wonderful I.P.A. from Detroit’s Atwater Brewery!!! We’ll have MI Craft Beer specials, stuff to give to you, Atwater Beer, more stuff, drinks, and fun. Come out and show your support for Atwater Detroit, Jake’s Liquor, and 129 Lounge…Say YES to Michigan!!!
This Friday, the 28th, come and meet with Ben Finch, proprietor of Finch’s Beer Company and get a free taste of the best they have to offer! from 6-8
Sarah and I went to the Rum Running Stories program a few years back and had a great time. Please check out one of these events if you have time this weekend.
Here are the details…
The Prohibition Weekend: The History of Hooch program will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 8 at Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson Ave., Brownstown Township.
“Join an interpreter for a historic journey of all things beer,” the announcement said.
The cost is $3 a person, vehicle entry permit also required.
The Prohibition Weekend: Rum Running Stories program will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday Feb. 9 at Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson Ave., Brownstown Township.
The stories will feature some of the tales during the 1920s and 1930s in the Detroit River region.
The cost is $3 a person, vehicle permit fees also apply.
Advance registration is reguired at (734) 379-5020.
440 Pepper Smoker is back! I love this beer.
Here are the details…
2.7.14 – Taco Night and 440 Pepper Smoker Release!
Come enjoy a pint of 440 Pepper Smoker and some beef brisket tacos!
Slow braised spicy beef brisket on Ann Arbor Tortilla co. corn tortillas served with homemade guacamole, salsa, cilntro-lime slaw and tortilla chips.
Food served at 5:00pm.
From the Short’s Brewing website…
Jake’s Liquor Store Beer Tasting
Jake’s Liquor is hosting a Short’s Brewing Co. beer tasting. Come visit this great bottle shop to sample free Short’s and chat with Short’s Beer Liberator, Brian Talpos, as he guides your through the tasting. He will be happy to answer any beer related questions you may have!
1092 N Dixie Hwy Monroe, MI 48162
Monroe is having a beer and wine event! Actually the number of beer events are on the rise over the last few years but they are usually scheduled on days when I can’t make it… And this is no different. But I remember the days when there was not a lot going on so I get excited when I see local beer events.
It’s brought to you by Partyville with partial proceeds going to the Humane Society of Monroe. So you have good local beer and wine plus a good cause. I did verify that Rave will be there so that means Bell’s and Founders.
Here are some details. Please check out the flier for more…
Saturday October 26, 2013 6 to 10pm
Location: Monroe Golf & Country Club 611 Cole Rd, Monroe (734) 241-5190
$25 per person advanced $35 per person at the door
The second annual Blues & Brews Festival on October 19 finishes off a whole week of celebrating Michigan in Adrian. I am sad that I can’t make it to the main event but I am hoping to get one of these events…
Friday: Mandy’s Uptown Bar & Grill featuring Petoskey Brewing.
I am impressed that Adrian is a having beer week. It’s a town that is around the same size as Monroe and I am not sure it could be done here. Plus they have a brewery with Cotton Brewing Company. Good job Adrian beer geeks!
Adrian Blues and Brews Fest
October 19th, 2013 3-9pm
$25 in advance, $30 at the door.
If you hear the name Michael Jackson and the first thing that pops into your head is beer then keep reading. If you are thinking the pop singer then you won’t find this post a thriller so beat it.
Original Gravity will be showing a movie about one of the most important promoters of great foreign and craft beer this Thursday (October 3, 2013). Anyone that loves great beer owns at least one Michael Jackson book. And his book Beer Companion was practically required reading when Sarah and I took the BJCP course a few years back.
From OG’s website…
10.3.13 – Beer and Movie Night – ” Beer Hunter the Movie”
Come enjoy a pint and check out the new documentary about one of the legends of craft brewing education Michael Jackson. No not the pop singer, but a hugely influential author that help sprout the craft beer culture in the late 1970′s. Learn more at http://www.beerhuntermovie.com
Movie starts at 8:oopm. No cover.