I thought some people would be interested in my post at www.bartowel.com. This is a Toronto-oriented beer site (no whiskey).
It is in the Forum, under Random Talk, and is headed "New York City and Beer, 1942". (No registration is necessary).
It is about some period references to beer I found in a volume of collected writings on food and drink by Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962), a noted American writer and artist.
I could have easily posted it here but had the bartowel site open so I put it there.