Join us Tuesday, February 18 at 7 p.m. for “Prohibition in the Zenith City,” at Ursa Minor Brewing, part of the brewery’s new Tuesday Talks series. In recognition of the 100-year anniversary of the start of national Prohibition, Zenith City Press publisher Tony Dierckins will be presenting “Prohibition in the Zenith City,” followed by a Q&A session with Dierckins and Naturally Brewed, Naturally Better coauthor Pete Clure lead by Ursa Minor’s Ben Hugus.
When national Prohibition became law in 1920, Duluth had already been dry for nearly three years, and would remain dry after Prohibition was repealed. The Zenith City had a long and complicated relationship with liquor for over sixty years before booze was banned—drinking fueled the community’s first murder, the first city ordinance addressed liquor licenses, and for decades the city ignored the state ban on Sunday liquor sales. Prohibition had a dramatic affect on Duluth—even its police chief was arrested for smuggling booze—but while its breweries struggled to survive, Duluthians still found ways to enjoy a drink.
What: Prohibition in the Zenith City
When: Tuesday, February 18, 7 p.m.
Where: Ursa Minor Brewing, 2415 West Superior Street, Duluth