Sure, Sunday is Easter, but for craft beer fans the time to celebrate comes a day early. April 7, 2012 is National Beer Day, 79 years to the day since the Cullen-Harrison Act took effect and repealed prohibition in America. Reportedly, people lined up at breweries in Milwaukee the night before in anticipation of being able to legally purchase beer for the first time in 13 years. I think just about all of us can appreciate that sentiment.
I'm not aware of any Montana breweries or bars holding special events,* but that doesn't mean we can't raise a pint in honor of the Cullen-Harrison Act. In fact, it would be a shame not to! What's your beer of choice for an important celebration?
For Untappd fans, you'll have an opportunity to earn a new badge for National Beer Day by checking in any beer on April 7.
* Let us know if you're aware of one.