In 1933 during the prohibition era, the Cullen-Harrison Act was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt on March 23rd. That law was enacted on April 7th allowing the brewing and sale of beer in the United States again as long as it was < 3.2% (4% ABV). Itís said that people waited in line overnight on April 6th outside Milwaukee breweries in order to legally buy beer for the first time in over 13 years. As a result, April 7th is known as National Beer Day and April 6th is called New Beers Eve. So this April, tell all your friends about this glorious new holiday, and raise a glass, bottle, can, or mug to the deliciousness that is beer.
Iíll be celebrating this holiday in Anchorage,AK!!! hombrepalo, 1/19/2012
Cheers!! My name is Justin Smith, and I am the founder of National Beer Day. When I started this holiday over 3 years ago, I had no idea it would get so big so fast. Thank you for helping spread the word about one of my favorite days of the year! GodfatherofNBD, 11/13/2011