My wife's grandfather worked at a brewery in Pittsburgh in the 20s-30s. They were apparently allowed to drink up to 2 cases a day.
A brewery in the 20's? Underground?
Nope, it was Iron City (or was that beer name?). I could be off on the date, of course. Seems like it must have been post-pro, huh?
Iron City Beer is still in Pittsburgh. I don't recommend drinking it lol. If you're ever in Pittsburgh pass on ICB and visit Church Brew Works in Lawrenceville. It's a pretty cool place. It's a Catholic Church turned brewery. The beer is also solid.
Yes, prohibition was from 1920-1933. It wasn't illegal to consume alcohol so they could drink a case a day, but the manufacture, sale, and transportation was illegal, so working in a brewery would be tough lol. Maybe the ratification of the 21st Amendment in 1933 created a type of alcohol hysteria. Therefore the permission to get tanked on the job? Maybe.