Happy National Beer Day!

by The Drink Nation on Apr 7, 2015 in Culture

As many of us know, April 7 is a day chock full of celebratory drinking events, but did you also know that's because April 7 is considered National Beer Day?

April 7, 1933, was the date when the sale of beer would become legal for the first time in 13 years, signaling the beginning of the end of Prohibition. FDR signed the Cullen-Harrison Act - an amendment to the Volstead Act – that allowed beer to have an alcohol content of 3.2% by weight (4% ABV).

On the evening of April 6, people lined up outside of bars to have their first taste of beer since the start of Prohibition. It’s sometimes even referred to as New Beer’s Eve!

This date signaled change, and without the Cullen-Harrison Act, we’d probably be sipping on some juice or drinking in some shady back alley today. Go out and celebrate – our not-so-distant ancestors fought for it!


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