1933 (4.9 abv) is a German-style kolsch, light in color with a hint of spiciness. 1933 was the year that the Volstead Act was repealed, putting an end to Prohibition in the United States. Beer makers, reduced to brewing soda pop and “cereal beverages” for 13 years, went back to doing what they did best. It was an excellent year. (That would be Senator Volstead himself in the photo. We are just not even sure what that is on his face.)

Matthew Byrne