Okay, so National Beer Day may have been on Tuesday, but Tuesday is the beginning of the week. It's hard to get out and celebrate then, so why not do it tonight?


A Group at the Bar Celebrating Craft Brews
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National Beer Day isn't one of those silly unofficial days like National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day (although there's nothing wrong with that day). There's actually a lot of history behind the day.

You can date back the first National Beer Day to April 7, 1933. That's when Americans were able to legally drink alcohol again - and you know they celebrated that! Think prohibition. That Amendment was added to the Constitution back in 1919. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt saw the loss of jobs and money from alcoholic sales and wanted to get rid of prohibition. To repeal the Amendment would take a lot of time, though.

On March 22, 1933 President Roosevelt signed the Cullen-Harrison Act. According to Tech Times that Act amended the Volstead Act of 1919 (prohibition),

...to once again allow the sale and consumption of low-alcohol beer and wine in public. The Cullen-Harrison Act went into effect on April 7, 1933, which is why we celebrate National Beer Day on this date.


Unfortunately, National Beer Day fell on a Tuesday this year, which makes it hard to celebrate. Why not celebrate it tonight, though??

I think the best way to celebrate would be with a Utica Club. I mean, come on! It was the first beer to be officially sold after prohibition ended. Why not cheers to National Beer Day and Utica... I know I will!




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