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Minnesota’s 1852 ‘Maine’ Law
A temperance movement that called for the banning of all intoxicating liquors swept the nation in the 1840s and continued into the 1850s. In 1851, Portland, Maine mayor and noted temperance advocate Neal Dow helped push through state-level legislation which would soon become known as the 'Maine Law,' banning liquor and making Maine a 'dry' state. It was passed by the Maine state legislature on May 31 and was signed by Governor John Hubbard on June 2. This legislation was the nation's first statewide prohibition law.
Minnesota's 1887 High License Law
After failed attempts in the 1883 and 1885 legislative sessions, Minnesota legislators were able to pass a High License Law in 1887. Billed by proponents as the temperance advocate groups alternative to prohibition, the law significantly raised the cost of liquor licenses throughout the state. It intended to lessen the number of saloons in local communities while increasing tax revenue for local municipalities. The law wasn’t put in place to stop the flow of liquor, but rather to price the fringe saloons out of business, leaving the more respectable establishments to continue to serve customers.
The Kidnapping of William Hamm Jr.
While walking from his office to have lunch with his mother, a routine occurrence, members of the Barker-Karpis Gang kidnapped Hamm’s Brewery President William Hamm Jr. On Thursday, June 15, 1933, at about 12:45 in the afternoon, the grandson of Theodore Hamm was grabbed by two men near Greenbrier Street and Minnehaha Avenue East in Saint Paul and forced into the back seat of a waiting black sedan. One of the abductors threw a white hood over Mr. Hamm’s head and forced him to lie down on the floor by the two men while a third abductor drove the car away.
The Minnesota Lager Beer Act of 1860
After being recognized as a US territory on March 3, 1849, Minnesota played a more active role in the country’s growing beer and alcohol temperance movement. The population of the state exploded, and the negative impact of consuming alcohol was among the issues blamed for the immoral acts taking place in its increasingly dense cities. A call-to-action rang out to institute a more efficient system to define municipal laws and sustain order. The hope was that regulatory changes would help the state overcome societal ills associated with its unchecked liquor problem.
The 7 Best Cozy Cocktails for Fall
Summertime was about keeping cool in the sticky heat by throwing back a few cold ones. Some are lucky enough to have year-round sunshine and warm weather, but others are already being hit with the crisp breeze and falling leaves. With the fall season among us, we’re resorting back to the fall basics: leggings, beanies and EVERYTHING pumpkin spice. For the next several months, many of us will be in hibernation, cozying up by the fireplace while drinking our favorite fall cocktails. From spiked pumpkin to pomegranate ginger and cranberry apple mimosas, these drinks are keeping us warm during the fall festivity.
The Type of Alcohol you Drink is Partially to Blame for Your Hangover
Some blame the sugar in fancy cocktails; others blame the bubbles in the champagne. More often than not, we’ve blamed it on tequila for our forgotten moments and feeling like death the next day. This has us swearing the drink off for good (or so we thought). But what is truly giving us those dreadful hangovers, and why do they only happen with certain alcohols?
Wine Subscriptions You're Missing out On
What seems like only a few years ago, consumers would buy their alcohol from grocery or liquor stores. Now, it seems as though subscription services (more than we’d like to admit) have changed our everyday lives, broadened our educational horizons, or just flat out emptied our bank accounts. The good news is that these subscriptions can account for every hobby, indulgence, or miscellaneous activity. Whether it’s grocery shopping, meal deliveries, or non-essential 'necessities' to through the endless pandemic, just about everyone has proved that joining a subscription does in fact make their life a little bit easier.
Drinklyte's Study Shows Competition in Hangover Prevention
Whether we’re enjoying one glass of wine after a long day of work or drinking our weight in jello shots at the bar with our friends, most of us have experienced the awful symptoms of a hangover. According to a study done by the University of Missouri-Columbia, researchers found that out of “1,230 college students, the most common hangover symptoms were feeling extremely thirsty or dehydrated, feeling more tired than usual, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Luckily, the rise of hydration products has been on the rise in the last few years and making its way into consumers’ hands. Drinklyte has been one of the newest hydration products on the market this last year, making its way through Liquid I.V., Cheers Health, and other popular competitors. Its advantage? A formula created not only for those who like to drink alcohol but specifically made to safely rehydrate our body’s after a night of drinking during chronic dehydration.
3 Alcohol Trends Shaping the Market for Summer
As summer is approaching and cities are beginning to reopen, people are making their way outdoors where the sunshine is beaming and a warm breeze is blowing. Traveling and resuming other “pre-pandemic” activities are becoming more common. This is the season for outdoor concerts, camping, BBQs, and relaxing on a boat with our favorite people. Life doesn’t get much better than this. The only thing that could top it off? An ice-cold drink. While some trends, such as ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages and seltzers, are sticking around, some companies are stepping up their game and making a big splash in the industry just in time for summer.
Symptoms, Signs and Prevention-The Influence of Alcohol Poisoning
In 2020, the national average of alcoholic beverages consumed in the U.S. was 17 drinks per week. People love celebrating with alcohol whether it's a special occasion, event, or even sometimes just after a long work week. There’s a fine line between relaxing and having a good time and going overboard, potentially putting your health (or life) at risk with alcohol poisoning. That is why it is important to be aware of the dangers of this, and take the right precautions when drinking alcohol. Alcohol poisoning (A.P.) occurs when an extensive amount of alcohol in our bloodstream, so much so that areas of our brain begin to shut down, including our breathing, heart rate, and temperature control.
How Do Social Media Algorithms Work?
Social media algorithms have always been a big part of digital marketing and they will continue to evolve in the near future. For social media marketers, this could mean adopting some major changes in order to reach a wider audience. On the upside, adapting to these social media algorithms is not rocket science.
Consumers are in Denial with the Lack of Nutrition Labels on Alcoholic Beverages
Health-conscious consumers have been looking at product labels for years, attempting to avoid sugar, carbohydrates, fats, and high-calorie foods at all costs. While this is nothing new for society, the hype of ‘healthy drinking’ is making its way to alcoholic beverages. While we may still see the occasional keg stand and shotgunning of beers, it seems that millennials have healthier alcoholic beverages in hand and are turning the market when it comes to choosing a better-for-you alternative.