'Riots are now chronic in New York, and both mob and authorities fight with fire-arms. The last two sectional insurrections were an attack by the oystermen on the quarantine station, and a rising of the Germans against a prohibition to vend their beloved lager-beer on Sundays. In all these rows the insurgents attain at least one common end — they combat the detested "new police." '
Dundee Courier - Wednesday 05 August 1857, page 4.
Fire-arms? That's serious rioting. I'd love to learn more about these disturbances. I guess stupid licensing laws weren't uniquely British.
I couldn't imagine a Sunday in Bavaria without beer. Few Bavarians could either.
I'll be there soon. In beer's heartland. Two Sundays I'll get. Beer? Sure, there'll be beer. Along with impractically large chunks of pork, rustling trees, laughing kids, chatty blokes, dirndled waitresses and absolutely no stress at all. Can't wait.
No wonder they got so angry in New York.