Originally posted by @moonbus
Sam Adams goes down very well, as does Anchor Steam porter.
One restaurant in Piscataway NJ used to carry my Yuengling lager but stopped and then I went to Sam Adams which was an ok sub but not as good as old Yuengling.
There was prohibition but that didn't stop most breweries, just went into hiding still producing.
Funny the drug assswipes didn't figure that out about Marijuana. But that was deliberate, not a moral issue, a world class assswipe named Anslinger, and Herbert Hoover in cahoots with one of the cotton companies, Not sure which one but Anslinger hated blacks, Herbie hated Mexicans and Jazz and the cotton people hated hemp which has about zero THC but produces better cloth than Cotton. Big Cotton wanted to force out hemp and so the three got together, had those stupid Marijuana madness movies produced and such and got marijuana classed higher than heroin. People in Texas were being sent to jail for possession of ONE JOINT, like 3 times more than for murder or manslaughter. It was a sad day, well decades, in what used to be America.
One example from my personal experience: I lived in Denver Colorado during training time in the USAF, a year in a highly technical tech training.
I met a buddy name of Anthony Dubois. One day, this was about 1966 or so, he was arrested for possession of a single joint. Got to court and it turned out he had snuck in a small pistol. He pulled it out, the court froze thinking he was going to off the judge but he said, this is on you judge, and put the gun to his own head and blew himself away, he said he would die in jail and preferred to die a free man and he did.
I stil think about him from time to time. Now it's legal in Colorado.