Here at KegWorks our lives pretty much revolve around beer and until we saw a tweet wishing us a happy National Beer Day, we didn’t realize it was National Beer Day. After conducting a little bit of research (thank goodness for that Google machine!) we confirmed that not only is today an unofficial beer holiday, there’s a reason behind it.
Every year on April 7th, National Beer Day is celebrated. On this very same day in 1933, Franklin Roosevelt enacted the Cullen-Harrison Act, the first step towards repealing Prohibition. Prohibition didn’t officially come to an end until December 5th but this act allowed for beers under 3.2% ABV to be sold in the United States.
Weak beer is better than no beer, right? Thirsty Americans thought so in 1933! They lined up at breweries across the country to buy beer legally for the first time in 13 years.
Coincidentally (or maybe not?) today is also "No Housework Day."
So, head home after work today, skip the chores and have yourself a beer. Just make sure it’s a strong one.
PS: Mark your calendars and stock your fridges. According to our sources August 7th is International Beer Day and October 27th marks American Beer Day.
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