On January 16, 1919, Congress passed the 18th Amendment stating that, “After one year from the ratification of this article, the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into or the exploration thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposed is hereby prohibited.” This amendment was passed in the hope that drunkenness, crime, mental illness and poverty would also end with its passing. This time in history is known as Prohibition.


Prohibition seemed to only make matters worse. Several unforeseen problems arose during this time: the creation of repeal organizations, the rise of civil delinquency and the illegal consumption of alcohol among others. So on December 5, 1933, Utah, the final state needed for a three quarters majority vote, Prohibition was repeal with the passing of the 21st Amendment. The 21st Amendment reads, “The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.”  


“We celebrate Repeal Day because December 5th marks a return to the rich traditions of craft fermentation and distillation, the legitimacy of the American bartender as a contributor to the culinary arts and the responsible enjoyment of alcohol as a sacred social custom.”


How can YOU celebrate? Join us as we throw a Repeal Day party in the name of Take Craft Back. It’s a Modern Day Repeal! If you’re an independent beer lover in Boise, check it out!


A glimpse into the past…In 1919, Congress passed the 18th Amendment, outlawing alcohol. In 1933, Prohibition ended restoring the American right to a celebratory drink. In 2008, Anheuser-Busch and InBev combined to become A-B InBev. In 2011, Payette Brewing, and Independent Craft Brewery, was born. And in 2017, the Brewers Association launched Take Craft Back.


What are we doing about this campaign? On December 5th, beer lovers near and far celebrate the ratification of the 21st Amendment, but here at Payette Brewing, we’re doing more than that. We’re also celebrating the Take Craft Back campaign – a modern day repeal in the brewing industry. During this event, enjoy delicious TRUE CRAFT brews, learn more about Take Craft Back and sign their pledge. We’ll be giving away some Take Craft Back swag if you can show us that you’ve joined the movement and signed the pledge!

Can’t make it tonight but still want to sign the pledge? Head to www.takecraftback.com, watch the video, become informed and sign the pledge! Spread the word and drink good craft beer! Be on the lookout for the Independent Craft Beer seal on products and at breweries to ensure that you’re drinking true craft brews.