I would cross check those references, though. It's hard to get accurate information on prohibition because so many people feel so strongly about it(either anti-alcohol or pro-alcohol) that information gets skewed and clouded.
good website, tho
Beer, happy Produce of our Isle/Can sinewy Strength impart,
And wearied with Fatigue and Toil/Can cheer each manly Heart.
Labour and Art upheld by Thee/Successfully advance,
We quaff Thy balmy Juice with Glee/And Water leave to France.
Genius of Health, thy grateful Taste/Rivals the Cup of Jove,
And warms each English generous Breast/With Liberty and Love!
(Rev James Townley, 1751)