‘Glavo’ Puts a Tear in Most Texan’s Beers 99 Years Ago
There was a tear in many a 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 switched 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Thankfully, Prohibition was repealed by the 21st amendment.