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National Beer Day - April 7th

chicken beerBeer enthusiasts recognize National Beer Day on April 7th as an unofficial holiday in the United States. This special day celebrates the day in 1933 that people could legally buy, sell, and drink beer.

The Cullen–Harrison Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933. That law went into effect on April 7 of that year. People could buy, sell and drink beer as long as it was < 3.2% alcohol-by-weight or 4.05% alcohol-by-volume. Across the country, people responded by gathering outside of breweries in anticipation of legally purchasing beer for the first time in 13 years. In that first day over 1.5 million barrels of beer were sold. We recognize April 7th as National Beer Day and April 6th as New Beer's Eve.