The Session: Prohibition’s Repeal


an experiment
shockingly ineffective
sensibly repealed


With the damage done
It takes decades to restore
Our lost treasure


“Do not drink and drive”
Is an excellent message.
“Do not drink” is not.

Written by Captain Hops.

References: This post is part of The Session. The Session is a monthly beer-themed group writing project for bloggers. This month’s theme is The Repeal of Prohibition and it is hosted by the 21st Amendment Brewery.

You can read all about Prohibition in the United States in Wikipedia. Luckily for us it ended 75 years ago today when Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st amendment to the constitution. It was a spectacular failure. We should learn from the experience.

I’m going to have a beer today to celebrate. And perhaps some nice whiskey too. Cheers!

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At least there’s beer and whiskey

Some beer, some whiskey
Generations arguing
An election year

Written by Captain Hops.

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Bored at the office
There’s whiskey in the drawer
Though I prefer beer

Written by Captain Hops.

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The Session: Beer and Music

Yeah, I’m a Parrot Head

that first sip of beer
takes me to the same place as
Jimmy Buffett’s songs

Dance a Little Jig

with whiskey and stout
and some fast Irish music
to chase it all down

Ah… Youth

out after midnight
my brother on the guitar
sipping stolen beers

Written by Captain Hops.

the Session: Beer and Music

References: It’s time for The Session. This month it’s hosted by Tomme Arthur of The Lost Abbey. The theme is Beer and Music. The instructions are to share how you experience beer and music together.

As you can probably see from my haiku today, it was my brother that got all the musical talent in the family.

Here are some past haiku that touch on the beer and music theme:

The full round up of Beer and Music Session posts is now up.

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Getting the menu ready…

Bourbon brined turkey
with beer broth sausage stuffing
No tofurkey here!

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Haiku about Tofurkey
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Sad times

I have seen sad times
but I don’t need no whiskey
a beer will suffice

Written by Captain Hops.