Have you ever heard of Andrew Volstead? I have to admit, I hadn’t until I was looking for events and things to do this weekend. I also learned that it’s National Beer Day on Friday, April 7th. What does this have to do with Andrew you might ask. Andrew was from Granite Falls and played a part in the ending of prohibition. If you stop by the Chamber of Commerce in Granite Falls, you can pick up the Prohibition Story walking tour guide. If you can’t make it on Friday, you can check the website for other hours and dates when Andrew’s home will be open for tours.
Celebrate the end of Prohibition in Andrew Volstead’s hometown. Stop in the chamber office at 807 Prentice St and pick up a copy of the Prohibition Story walking tour guide. The Andrew J. Volstead House is open from 4-6 with local history of what happened on this day in 1933. Then enjoy a beer at one of our bars and restaurants. The Granite Falls American Legion Post #69 has a Free Beer special: Buy one domestic bottle, get one free from 4pm to 10pm.