A History of Beer in the U.S.

Today we recognize the anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment. The 21st Amendment repealed Prohibition and also established state-based alcohol regulation that has led to the creation of the three-tier system which has allowed small businesses to flourish and permits a wide range of beverages to make their way onto the market. The three-tier system is a careful balance of control and access; alcoholic beverages can make their way safely to consumers because of the hard work of independent suppliers, distributors and retailers.

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