21st Amendment founders Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan wanted a unique name for their brewery. It had to honor and celebrate old-school brewing traditions and pub culture, where neighbors gathered for conversation and a sense of community. They chose 21st Amendment – which repealed Prohibition during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s time in office.
21st Amendment’s winter seasonal, Fireside Chat, is the perfect example of how the brewery combines great beer with eye-catching artwork to enhance the enjoyment of their beers.
From 1933 to 1944, FDR delivered a series of evening radio addresses to calm the fears of an anxious American public. His Depression-era radio addresses were informative and reassuring, or as 21st Amendment puts it, “a kick in the butt and a hug at the same time.” Fireside Chat, the beer, embodies the same idea; a brew that’s bold and intense at first, but morphs to warm, comforting and delicious.
The beer’s label pictures FDR sitting in a rocking chair in front of the fire, puffing on a cigarette, with a glass in hand. This intimate scene conveys the soothing effect of the president’s words. Fireside Chat is available during the holiday months, a time of happiness and celebration spent around the fire with family and friends. Sipping this delicious beer, you can’t help but smile, even during times of trouble. This classic strong ale features a subtle blend of hand-selected spices and cocoa. At 7.9% ABV, Fireside Chat is a perfect reflection of the season.