Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April 7th is National Beer Day

No, we're not making this up. Would we ever pull a prank on the good readers of Growler Fills? According to co-founders Justin Smith and Mike Connolly, National Beer Day is a celebration of the end of Prohibition:
"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). It's 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."
You can join the fun on facebook here and read more about it at The Examiner. Breweries all across the U.S. will be celebrating, so drop by your favorite and give thanks.

2 comments:

  1. I'm the Justin mentioned in the article. I never imagined that this holiday would take off as fast as it has! This truly is an important day in US history! Without April 7th, we would not be able to drink beer the other 364 days. Take advantage of National Beer Day this year and try a beer that you have never had before. There are so many beers out there!! Cheers! :)

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  2. Thanks for dropping by our humble blog! It is amazing how fast a great idea can take hold. Craft beer lovers are a great bunch and we're always looking for a reason to celebrate. Celebrating the law making it possible for us to enjoy the riches of craft beer is an easy one. Thanks for thinking of the idea and setting it all in motion.

    We'll definitely be celebrating and we have two in mind. First we'll open up something we've never had before and second we'll open up a favorite. We're just not sure what those will be yet!

    Alan.

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