Freedom of Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition, and Beer

Location of Origin: 563 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
Date Established: 2000
Category: Independent Restaurant and Regional Craft Brewery - Mostly Nationwide Distribution.

Beer has always been a popular alcoholic beverage. In fact, it has been the most popular alcoholic drink for thousands of years and today, it is the third most consumed beverage on the planet. Expectedly, when your government takes away your right to consume alcohol, problems ensue. When the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified in 1919, it effectively created a nation of outlaws, breaking the federal government's only eventually repealed amendment. Alcohol consumption soon became an underground social network, with groups like Al Capone's Chicago crime syndicate and the American Mafia leading the notorious movement for clandestine alcohol production and consumption. Eventually as history tells us, the 21st Amendment was ratified to end both prohibition and the illegal co-morbidities that were associated with the movement. For 13 years, the temperance movement had thought they'd won. They were devastatingly wrong. This brewery based in San Francisco near Giants Stadium and the Financial District recognizes triumph and independence and pays its dues to American history. Each of their offerings are brewed in association with a historical event or something of significance to historical American culture, such as their Brew Free or Die IPA, or their Allies Win the War beer made with California Dates. Sure, if you like America, it may be typical to grab a Bud. Just remember that you're drinking a beer brand from a company owned by Belgians...

Reviewed Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery

10-17-14 - Marooned On Hog Island Oyster Stout
5-30-14 - Back In Black IPA

All rated Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery

6-28-14 - Brew Free Or Die - 3.29, English India Pale Ale, 7.00%
6-21-14 - Marooned On Hog Island Oyster Stout - 3.77, Oyster Stout, 7.90%
Please see review above.
4-05-14 - Back In Black IPA - 4.01, American Black IPA, 6.80%
Please see review above.
1-19-14 - Almond Milk Porter - 3.63, American Porter, 7.60%
1-20-12 - Fireside Chat Winter Seasonal - 2.78, American Spiced Winter Ale, 7.90%
This is a beer that pays homage to FDR and his famous radio addresses that swept the nation during the Great Depression. This is a seasonal winter warmer that uses top fermenting ale yeast, a truck load of spices, and magnum as well as goldings hops. The use of seven different kinds of malts (ranging from crystal to de-bittered black) gives this beer a dark, deep red color. This is moderately bitter with an IBU of 45. We had a tough time figuring out what 21st were trying to get at when they made this. This is definitely the spiciest beer we have had to date, and that is certainly not a good thing… Not when it reminds you of school cafeteria taco meat that was inevitably spiced with literally everything they had in the spice rack... probably to cover the taste of spoiled beef. But to be fair, this is much better than spoiled taco meat. Overall, this beer is a flavor fireworks display that has a tough time deciding whether it wants to be sweet or spicy. Certainly a unique experience; there are definitely better winters out there, but if you're looking for something unlike anything else you've had, pick up some of this. We are certain you won't forget it.