Photo by Robert Reeder/The Washington PostGET READY TO SNEAK alcohol into your house again and party in your basement: Jan. 16 is Prohibition Remembrance Day. So, load up on brown bags and travel incognito with a flask strapped to your hip or tucked into your boot — that’s what many illegal drinkers did between Jan. 16, 1920 and Dec. 5, 1933, when the 18th amendment made it illegal to manufacture, transport or sell alcoholic beverages. It’s the only amendment that’s ever been repealed by another amendment.

”Learning to home brew beer would be a great thing to do,„ said Ray Daniels, director of publications for the Brewers Association. ”A five-gallon batch only takes about two hours to brew and five gallons would give you about 8 to 10 six-packs.” You’ll also want to stock up on Caribbean rum, Canadian whiskey and English gin, all of which were popular imported drinks in the speakeasies of the 1920s. Just be sure to store the booze in the bathtub or under a loose floorboard in case your party’s raided. And make sure all your guests know how to sneak out the back door.

Written by Express contributor Emily Brandon
Photo by Robert Reeder/The Washington Post