Happy National Beer Day!
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Wisconsin”? Is it Green Bay Packers? Or Harley Davidson? What about the Wisconsin Badgers? Nope. The correct answer is beer. Beer, beer and more beer.
As Wisconsin natives, we pride ourselves on representing our state as best as possible in The Big Apple. In order to do just that, we’ve decided to share with you one of the most fantastic unofficial US holidays this country offers in hopes that you too will grab a Miller (or any beer) and celebrate with us. Happy National Beer Day!
So what is National Beer Day? Recognized nationwide among beer enthusiasts, today is the unofficial holiday celebrating the ability for people to buy, sell, and drink beer.
Lets back up a bit. Remember that dark, horrible time in US history called Prohibition when Herbert Hoover decided it was genius idea to ban the brewing, buying, selling, and consuming of beer in 1920? Hoover so beautifully stated, “Our country has deliberately undertaken a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.” A (failed) experiment it was, and 13 years Prohibition was no longer recognized.
On April 7th, 1933 FDR took the first step toward ending Prohibition by signing the Cullen-Harrison Act, allowing people to legally brew and sell beer as long as it remained below 4.0% alcohol by volume (ABV).
It’s even said that people waited in line overnight on April 6th (aka New Beers Eve) outside Milwaukee breweries in order to legally buy beer for the first time in over 13 years.
So what now? Whether you prefer pale ale, stout, lager, or a cold can of Milwaukee’s Best, enjoy a pint of your favorite beer to celebrate National Beer Day!