Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Happy New Beers Eve

Tomorrow is National Beer Day, according the Facebook page that says April 7 was the day in 1933 that Prohibition was repealed on beers sales in the United States.

"During the prohibition era, the Cullen-Harrison Act was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt on March 23rd," according to the website. "That law was enacted on April 7th allowing the brewing and sale of beer in the United States again as long as it was 3.2% (4% ABV)."

The webpage goes on to say that on April 6 people waited in line outside of Milwaukee breweries over night to legally buy beer for the first time in since Prohibition took effect 13 years prior.

"As a result, April 7th is known as National Beer Day and April 6th is called New Beers Eve," the site says. "So this April, tell all your friends about this glorious new holiday, and raise a glass, bottle, can, or mug to the deliciousness that is beer."

I've heard of worse reasons to drink a beer. Cheers!

5 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Cheers!

Jess said...

If only I could TRULY celebrate! It will be in my thoughts ;)

BrianFlash said...

I believe I'll have to sacrifice a Sam Smith's Nut Brown Ale to the cause. Cheers!

Ironman By Thirty said...

3.2%? So only PBR?

Sláinte!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Going to have a Hopsecutioner after my run!