On Jan 16 1789, Congress passed the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting the manufacture, transport or sale of intoxicating liquors. (Citizens of Cumberland voted nearly two to one against the idea.) Bars closed while speakeasies flourished, and near-beer sales boomed. The Liberty Brewing Co. of Cumberland was one of a number of breweries that swapped to producing soft drinks. The Company changed changed their name to the Queeno Company while they produced the soft stuff. In a few months from today, Allegany Museum will host the George Washington Whiskey Rebellion Fest, brought to you by the Community Trust Foundation, which will include the sale of a re-brew of a famous old Cumberland beer, as well as more modern, bespoke brews!