Thursday, 7 April 2016

National Beer Day- April 7th 2016

Today 7th April 2016 is marked as National Beer Day; it is an unofficial holiday in the United States celebrated every year on April 7, and marking the day in 1933, the first day in 13 years,[4] that people could legally buy, sell, and drink beer.

National Beer Day is a celebration of the Cullen–Harrison Act being signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933. Upon signing the legislation, Roosevelt made his famous remark, "I think this would be a good time for a beer." The law went into effect on April 7 of that year, allowing people to buy, sell and drink beer containing up to 3.2% alcohol by weight (or 4.05% by volume) in states that had enacted their own law allowing such sales. 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(wiki.com)


Today is a day you can drink beer and over-indulge yourself :-)

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