"Good Time for a Beer" - National Beer Day

April 7, 2017

*Thank you Wikipedia for keeping it real today. 

 

Today is National Beer Day and I'm pretty stoked about that. Let's explore why April 7th is National Beer Day.  

 

National beer Day was created in 2009 by Justin Smith of Richmond, VA.  Smith started a Facebook page that was noticed by Colorado Beer Examiner, Eli Shayotovich.  Smith's promoting of the new holiday via various social media outlets was rewarded when the beer drinking app, "Untappd", created a badge for National Beer Day that rewarded participants that checked a beer into the app on April 7.  National Beer Day has since been trending very year on April 7 using the hashtag #NationalBeerDay.  

 

"I think today would be a good time for a beer" - Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

April 7th marks the day that the Cullen-Harrison Act was enacted.  This allowed people to buy, sell and drink beer containing up to 3.2% alcohol by weight in states that had enacted their own law allowing such sales.  People across the country responded by gathering outside breweries, some beginning the night before (done this).  

 

 

Thank you Mr. Roosevelt! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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