‘Galvo’ Beer A Huge Disappointment 99 Years Ago in Texas
There was a tear in many Texan's beers this day 99 years ago.
In 1919 prohibition was right around the corner causing the Galveston Brewing Company to stop brewing beer. Instead, they switch to a non-alcoholic beverage simply called 'Galvo'. Prohibition became official the following year on January 16th, 1920.
Newspapers that year ran comics poking fun at the 'near beer'. One featured a woman and a man at a bar drinking 'Galvo'. The woman says to the man, "If this is 'near' beer, you're 'near' handsome."
Thankfully, Prohibition was repealed by the 21st amendment.