Tuesday, April 7, 2015

National Beer Day

On April 7, 1933 a long, national nightmare ended when the Cullen–Harrison Act went into effect after being signed by President Franklin Roosevelt on March 22.    Americans were once again allowed to buy, sell and drink beer as long as it was less than 4% alcohol. 

It is estimated that 1.5 million barrels were consumed on this day in 1933.  We may have been in a depression, but at least there was beer again!

Pictured is a can of Rhinegeist Hustle, a rye pale ale from Cincinnati.  Yesterday was the opening day of baseball season for the Cincinnati Reds and this rye based, and very red, ale was part of the celebration.

Party responsibly today!

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