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National Beer Day

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About National Beer Day

When is National Beer Day? This holiday is always celebrated on April 7

Today is National Beer Day, an April 7 holiday. Needless to say, this a very popular holiday. It marks the repeal of the U.S. prohibition of beer in 1933. Does anyone really need a reason to guzzle down a pint or two!? That’s what I thought. Now the good news, it there are countless varieties of beer. There’s one to match the taste buds of each and every one of us.

Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians (now modern-day Iraq), and ancient Egyptians were the first to brew beer. The earliest records go back to around 1975 B.C.  Since then, people around the world have been brewing and consuming it in sometimes copious amounts. Large national and regional breweries have been quenching the thirst of Americans for a couple hundred years or so. However, the latest trend is local craft breweries. New ones open up every day, creating a wide variety in seemingly endless flavors. Homebrewers get into the act, too. Many grow their own hops.

Today is a day to celebrate your favorite beers, lagers, IPAs, and ales at your favorite watering hole. Bottoms up!

Bottoms Up and Happy National Beer Day!

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How to Celebrate National Beer Day

Do you have any doubts about how to celebrate this frothy holiday!?

  • Drink beer.
  • Try your hand at brewing beer.
  • Have a party. You know what beverage to serve.
  • Get a flight at a brewery.
  • Try new varieties today.

Today's Quote

“Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, ‘It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.'” – – Babe Ruth

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History and Origin of National Beer Day

On March 22, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed into law, the Cullen-Harrison Act. This act, repealed prohibition for beer. Effective April 7, 1933, people could once more buy, sell and consume beer.

The night before, was called “New Beer’s Eve”  That night millions of Americans lined up waiting for the stroke of midnight.

On April 7, 1993, the first National Beer Day, Americans consumed 1.5 million barrels of legal beer and ale.

Let’s all lift our frothy mugs in celebration on this very special day.

This Day in History

Here are some of the things that happened on this day:

  • he musical South Pacific, by Rodgers and Hammerstein, opens on Broadway.  (1949)
  • The Internet’s symbolic birthday.  (1969)
  • Kirk Christiansen, creator LEGO bricks was born on this day in 1891.

See more historical events.

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