Have you ever wondered why National Beer Day is April 7?
Have you ever wondered about the point of celebrating this random holiday? Well, it’s not that random after all. Let’s take a trip back to 1919.
In 1919, Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment that prohibited the sale, transportation, and production of all alcohol in the U.S. Also known as the Prohibition Era — it forced Americans to find a different way to consume their favorite drinks.
Over a decade later, President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office and signed the Cullen-Harrison Act. This act allowed for selling and consuming low-alcohol beverages, such as wine and beer in the U.S. This act gave access to revenue that was needed from the sale of alcoholic beverages.
The act was passed on March 22, 1933, although it didn’t go into effect until April 7. This lead Americans to celebrate with, of course, a beer. The holiday even has a precursor; April 6 marks New Beer’s Eve. The two-day holiday is the perfect way to welcome the warm weather with a cold one.
Head to your local brewery today and sip on your favorite beer to celebrate. Here are some of our favorite beer cocktails, in case you’re staying home and still want to partake in the festivities.