If at first you don’t succeed, try again
In 1851, Maine legislature passed a statewide law that banned the sales of all alcoholic beverages. After a dozen other states joined in and instilled their own “Maine laws”, riots and widespread opposition caused them to repeal them.
The WWI influence
Others got even more creative, creating malt syrup, a legal extract that was made into beer fairly easily if given some time, water, and yeast. “Wine bricks” were similar to malt syrup and were sold by some winemakers who wanted to keep making money.
It’s still around
Prohibition ended on December 5th, 1933. This day was known as “Repeal Day.”