Yes Pistol still 'wet' with beer. Apparently the daily measure of Rum went out in 1970, after lasting 300 years. Puts history in perspective.
In the Korean war the US Army was dry, while ours was not.
I knew an old Scottish soldier who told me how when in Korea he traded a bottle of scotch with a US Soldier for a .45 1911, with ammo. Later while holding a hill against thousands of Chinese his rifle jammed and as an enemy soldier came to his position and went to shoot, he grabbed the pistol and dispatched him. Now that was worth a bottle of Scotch.