PHOTOS: Unveiling a New Prohibited Brew

Chicago gets first crack at MillerCoors pre-Prohibition beer.

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MillerCoors threw a party at the Chicago History Museum this week to unveil Batch 19, a pre-Prohibition style lager is brewed from a recently discovered recipe lost in the Coors brewery archives before beer was banned in 1919. The beer is only available at certain bars in Chicago, Milwaukee, DC and San Francisco, with a potential national rollout next year.
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You can find it in draft form only at Lottie’s, Kelly’s Pub, Gallery Cabaret, Will’s Northwoods and Jefferson Tap.
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The beer maker says the beer uses the original authentic recipe to create that pre-Prohibition taste by using a rare combination of hops.
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The last batches were destroyed in 1919, which is what inspired the Batch 19 name.
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