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Depression-era beer

Budweiser Malt Syrup

Budweiser, the King of Beers, only there was no beer because Prohibition was still the law. Extract of malt was a nutritional supplement used in all sorts of recipes: malted milk, candy, and baking. But if you poured the product into a bucket of boiling water and then some yeast accidentally got into the mix, you’d have beer the next day.
-- Mark Kinsler, Lacaster Eagle Gazette