The tiny, unknown town of Neversink, New York, has finally pried itself from under the oppressive throes of Prohibition and served its first drop of liquor for the first time since 1935. It’s about to be a problem in Neversink, New York.

For all those long and sober decades, Neversink operated under a dry law that banned the sale of alcohol in restaurants and stores (eight other New York towns still prohibit liquor). But as of the November elections—after the passing of two propositions—booze became legal to sell in the area.

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The first drink in Neversink was served at the Eureka Market & Café to a resident named Kenny Curry, whose dad was allegedly “one of the last to order a beer at a bar in Neversink,” according to the Times-Herald Record, which happily reports:

Grahamsville resident Kenny Curry wore a blazer for the special event, as he was served the first beer sold in the Town of Neversink in 80 years. Eureka Market & Café owner Jennifer Grimes proudly poured Curry a bottle of Trout Town Eagle IPA from the Roscoe Beer Company as about 20 supporters cheered and applauded.

Having spent three years campaigning to lift the archaic ban, Grimes applied for a liquor license the day after the vote came down.

The beer trucks came Wednesday, and the wine was delivered at 12:22 p.m. Thursday, just a few hours before the first drinks were served at 3 p.m.

Toast to Neversink. May it never sink.


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