Inky Beer Factoid: November 18

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On this day in 1918, the U.S. Congress passes the temporary Wartime Prohibition Act, which banned the sale of alcoholic beverages having an alcohol content of greater than 2.75 percent.

Having all alcohol be 2.57% or less was tragic in 1918, but in this time current time of the craft beer boom, we are seeing Table Beer make a comeback. According to HomebrewTalk,

Table Beer is is a low-alcohol brew traditionally consumed by Belgians of all ages. Legally the alcohol content of table beer must be between 1% and 4% ABV, but most commercial examples are closer to 1%.

Some modern Table Beers available today are show below – expand your horizons and try a low ABV beer!

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