Thursday, April 7, 2011

Let's keep this one to ourselves, shall we?

    It's National Beer Day. Why? You can read about it here.  This is unwelcome news to me, since I've been successful in weaning my spouse off beer for the past few weeks (OK, several days) because I'm convinced that the bigger the beer belly, the louder the snoring.
   This is yet another reason to be glad the big lug doesn't read my blog.

1 comment:

JESmith said...


My name is Justin Smith, and I am the founder of National Beer Day. I started promoting the celebration of this great day in american history about 3 years ago. I never imagined that it would get so big so quickly! Thank you for helping spread the word about one of my favorite holidays every year!

There are a lot of unofficial random beer drinking holidays in the US.

New Beer's Eve - April 6th
National Beer Day - April 7th
National Homebrew Day - First Saturday in May
American Craft Beer Week - Starts on the 3rd Monday in May and goes for a week
International Beer Day - Aug. 5th
National Beer Lover's Day - Sept. 7th
National Drink a Beer Day - Sept. 28th
American Beer Day - Oct. 27th

National Beer Day (April 7th) is the only with with a historically significant date.

April 7th is National Beer Day here in the US. 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.

National Beer Days around the world -

March 1st - Iceland
April 6th - England
April 7th - USA
April 23rd - Germany