It seems like every day is some sort of unknown, made-up holiday. Not today.
The day that we know as National Beer Day actually has some meaning to it, other than an excuse to drink beer (which, let's be honest, who really needs an excuse?)
According to Untappd, National Beer Day is celebrated each year on April 7 to mark the day that the Cullen-Harrison Act went into effect. The bill, signed in 1933 by Franklin D. Roosevelt, amended the Volstead Act by permitting the production and sale of beer up to 3.2 percent alcohol by weight, or 4.05 percent alcohol by volume.
The 18th Amendment was repealed later that year on December 5, marking the end of Prohibition in the United States.
So when you have a beer (or a few) today, you're not just partaking in a made-up day on a calendar. You're actually celebrating history. And that's worthy of a toast.
If you need recommendations for something to drink today, check out our beer reviews here.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.