Thursday, April 7, 2011

TODAY IS NATIONAL BEER DAY

This info was sent to me thru an email so I am just passing it on as you know me, being the big beer drinker I ain't...

National Beer Day - April 7th

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.
Other trivia about National Beer Day:
  • Date of world’s first recorded beer: 4300 BC
  • Seats in the largest biergarten in the world in Munich: Up to 8,000
  • World’s strongest beer, BrewDog’s End of History: 55% alcohol
    • Bottles brewed: 12
  • Wisconsin has 72 active breweries
    • but California apparently has the most (not sure how many though)

1 comment:

JESmith said...

Cheers!! My name is Justin Smith, and I am the founder of National Beer Day. When I started this holiday almost 3 years ago, I had no idea it would get so big so fast. It's good to see this important day in our history start to get the recognition it deserves. Thank you for helping spread the word about one of my favorite days of the year!