Why we celebrate National Beer Day/New Beer's Eve on April 7th

Though he beer they enjoyed 78 years ago wasn't anything like the 7%+ ABV craft beers that many of us are enjoying today, as they were only allowed beer with less than 3.2% alcohol by weight (4% ABV), it still probably gave them a nice buzz.

So on April 7th, get to your nearest bar (or even your refrigerator), get yourself a frosty brew and thank FDR and your forefathers who fought so hard for the right to get buzzed (legally).

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Since we here in the states have to make every little holiday or day of importance an occasion to drink, what better excuse to down some delicious beer than to celebrate New Beer's Eve (a.k.a.: National Beer Day) on April 7th?

And why is New Beer's Eve important? In March of 1933, President FDR signed the Cullen–Harrison Act (no relation to the Twilight family) which went into effect on on April 7, 1933. Thus, at midnight on that fateful day, the sale of beer became legal once again and thus Prohibition was technically over (because liquor manufacturing and sales were still outlawed).

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