On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was repealed, ending the nation’s undoubtedly failed attempt at prohibition – aka banning alcohol. Clearly it didn’t work then, and it sure as hell would never work now.
This Saturday, December 5, 2015 – Repeal Day – the publicly recognized day where millions of Americans nationwide celebrated the conclusive day where we could officially [and legally] drink alcohol again… you know, it’s like all of those things that we’re not really supposed to do but people do anyways… come on you know what I mean! There were speakeasies and bootlegging obviously took place; nobody could actually be deprived of alcohol for that long…
Back in the day, prohibition was a thing because so many people believed that if they banned alcohol, everyone’s problems would actually be solved and people would act normal. Huh? Wrong! Just because alcohol was banned, that doesn’t mean that people would stop stealing or that poverty and mental illness would go away. Those things all exist regardless if we can cap the day with a brew or not. Could you imagine going 13 years without drinking a beer? This sacred social gathering is something that we, here at Lems, genuinely look forward to after a long day’s work.
There’s something to be said about the Lems staff – when we’re not drinking our coffee, we pretty much always have a beer in our hand (only the good kind, though). See why we chose to move to Colorado? It’s deemed the state of craft beer – which basically means this place is heaven on Earth. In Boulder alone, within a fifteen-mile radius of the city, there’s sure to be at least 30 breweries. 30! That’s definitely a good problem to have, at least on our end. But in all seriousness, we moved to Colorado for other reasons than the beer, that’s just a perk.
So if you didn’t know about Repeal Day, or if you’re an avid celebrator of this awesome day in history, cheers to you! We’ll be sure to be celebrating in our new place that we can officially now call home.