Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Everything you need to know about National Beer Day

As Beer was banned in the United States from 1920 to 1933 as Drunkenness was condemned and punished, but only as an abuse of a God-given gift. Drink itself was not looked upon as culpable, any more than food deserved blame for the sin of gluttony. Excess was a personal indiscretion.Tea merchants and soda fountain manufacturers generally supported prohibition, believing a ban on alcohol would increase sales of their products

In 1933 ,  National Beer Day was celebrated on April 7 the first day in 13 years,that people could legally buy, sell, and drink beer.It is also an unofficial holiday.

National Beer Day is a celebration of the Cullen–Harrison Act being signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933. That law went into effect on April 7 of that year, allowing people to buy, sell and drink beer again as long as it was < 3.2% alcohol-by-weight (4.05% alcohol-by-volume). People across the country responded by gathering outside breweries, some beginning the night before. On that first day, 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed, inspiring the future holiday. Today, April 7 is recognized as National Beer Day and April 6 is known as New Beer's Eve.

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