The first truckload of beer to leave New York after the repeal of Prohibition exits the Jacob Ruppert Brewery. Photograph via Corbis.

The first truckload of beer to leave New York after the repeal of Prohibition exits the Jacob Ruppert Brewery. Photograph via Corbis.

A woman hiding illegal bottles of beer under her skirt in special underwear pockets during the American Prohibition (1920-33) (coloured photo)

A woman hiding illegal bottles of beer under her skirt in special underwear pockets during the American Prohibition (1920-33) (coloured photo)

Exclusive Prohibition Era Cocktail Prints – Set of 4 by Sarah Watts on Scoutmob Shoppe. Have a handy reference at the ready for your cocktail making: Illustrated recipes for The Southside, The French 75, The Old Fashioned and The Sidecar. She made them just for us! (The prints, not the cocktails, darn it.)

Exclusive Prohibition Era Cocktail Prints – Set of 4 by Sarah Watts on Scoutmob Shoppe. Have a handy reference at the ready for your cocktail making: Illustrated recipes for The Southside, The French 75, The Old Fashioned and The Sidecar. She made them just for us! (The prints, not the cocktails, darn it.)

Prohibition was definitely not one of those shining points in American history. In fact, attempts to regulate alcohol consumption go way back to the early days in US (even during the Colonial period).    This infographic spells out a history of attempts (and failures) of alcohol legistlation, protests, repeals and so on... (read more...)

Prohibition was definitely not one of those shining points in American history. In fact, attempts to regulate alcohol consumption go way back to the early days in US (even during the Colonial period). This infographic spells out a history of attempts (and failures) of alcohol legistlation, protests, repeals and so on... (read more...)

Bottoms up! Bandleader Ted Lewis celebrates the repeal of Prohibition at the Hollywood Club with his "Broadway Beauties."

Bottoms up! Bandleader Ted Lewis celebrates the repeal of Prohibition at the Hollywood Club with his "Broadway Beauties."

These Americans may have been visiting Paris when Prohibition ended in the US in 1933, but they celebrated anyway!

These Americans may have been visiting Paris when Prohibition ended in the US in 1933, but they celebrated anyway!

Free Kindle Book -   The Prohibition Era in the United States: The History and Legacy of America's Ban on Alcohol and Its Repeal

Free Kindle Book - The Prohibition Era in the United States: The History and Legacy of America's Ban on Alcohol and Its Repeal

Video: The End of Prohibition | History Today. Newsreel footage documenting the end of Prohibition in the United States.

Video: The End of Prohibition | History Today. Newsreel footage documenting the end of Prohibition in the United States.

Men ride on a float through the streets of downtown Detroit in support of the repeal of Prohibition during the city's "Beer Parade." (5-14-1932)

Men ride on a float through the streets of downtown Detroit in support of the repeal of Prohibition during the city's "Beer Parade." (5-14-1932)

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