Have You Heard Of “Medical” Beer? 

The Hoppy Brewer Provides Delicious Beers In Gresham 

Why do Gresham beer lovers all love The Hoppy Brewer so much? That’s because we provide an incredible selection of delicious beers! Between our beers on tap and the canned and bottled beers we offer, we’re certain all Gresham beer lovers will find something they’ll like at The Hoppy Brewer. Not a fan of beer? Don’t worry, we have other options as well. Try our beers, ciders, and wines when you visit The Hoppy Brewer. 

What Is “Medical Beer”? 

What would you say if you were told that doctors in the U.S. once prescribed “medical beer”? Would you believe that doctors once actually prescribed beer? Well, they did! 

All beer enthusiasts are familiar with the period of time in U.S. history in which alcohol was outlawed – the Prohibition. In 1921, doctors and beer lovers came up with a clever trick to try to get around the rules of the Prohibition. The trick in question? Medical beer. After all, if doctors were prescribing it, it had to be allowed, right? 

The truth is, this trick only worked for a little while. In March of 1921, Congress decided to allow the prescription of medical beer – only to then change their minds a few months later. In November of 1921, all beer, including “medical beer,” was banned once more. 

Thankfully, though, we don’t have to come up with any trick to enjoy a good beer today. Good beer is waiting for you in Gresham right here at The Hoppy Brewer! 

Enjoy The Hoppy Brewer’s Craft Beer And More 

The Hoppy Brewer is your one-stop shop for homebrew supplies, equipment, and ingredients. Find hops, barley, yeast, kegs, homebrew equipment, kegging equipment, a beer making kit, and even books on home brewing and beer recipes. Browse our Grains here. 

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