Wednesday, April 7, 2010

U.S. National Beer Day Today


Today is U.S. National Beer Day. Today is the day that Prohibition was repealed on April 7, 1933. Here is more info from Wikipedia on today.

"The beginning of the end of Prohibition in the United States occurred as a result of the Cullen-Harrison Act and its signing into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 23, 1933. Sales of beer in the U.S would become legal on April 7, 1933, provided that the state in question had enacted its own law allowing such sales. The beer had to have an alcohol content less than 3.2% (4% ABV), compared to the 0.5% limit of the Volstead Act, because 3.2% was considered too low to produce intoxication. People lined up outside breweries and taverns in order to legally buy beer for the first time in over 13 years. April 7 has been called "National Beer Day" and April 6 "New Beer's Eve."


Make sure to have one today...just because you can.

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