Today is National Beer Day – a day set aside in the United States to celebrate the enactment of the Cullen-Harrison Act. The act passed in 1933 legalized beer sales with an alcohol content of 3.2%.
Inspired by the holiday, I gave a search of the Times-Tribune Archives and turned up a collection of images of beer trays from local breweries. The trays belonged to August Phillips, owner of the Cortez Tarven. In the short article that accompanied the images in print, Phillips said that at the time in 1967 he owned over 300 beer trays from around the world.