Friday, April 7, 2017
Happy Beer Day!!!
From the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune: Let's just admit that most "official" national food and drink days are just an excuse to eat or drink something we already like.
Not so for National Beer Day. On April 7, 1933, the Cullen-Harrison Act allowed low alcohol by volume beer to be sold. Who says cheers to a beer below 3.2 percent ABV? Anyone who hadn't sipped beer (legally) since 1920, that's who. Yes, Prohibition was still in effect at the time and this bill signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first step in repealing the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
All of which proves FDR was right when he said, "I think this would be a good time for a beer."