6 Apr

New Beers Eve

The day was April 6th. The year was 1933. Prohibition had been seriously bringing people down for thirteen long, sober years. But there was a new dawn on the horizon. A new dawn filled with intoxicated Americans, and tall, cold, foamy beers. Midnight marked the end of the drought cause by prohibition, and dedicated beer drinkers around the country lined up to purchase the golden liquid of the gods when the clock struck 12:00.


This calls for a drink!

Since then, the night of April 6th has been referred to as "New Beer's Eve", although what was served wasn't quite beer, it was only 3.2 percent alcohol by weight, but after 14 thirsty years, it was close enough.


Apparently the "good old days" included marching band attire. 

When the act took effect at 12:01 a.m. ET April 7, trucks and carriages burst out of brewery gates bearing cases and barrels of beer for a parched republic -- at least for the District of Columbia and the 20 states whose laws permitted it. Several breweries dispatched cases directly to the White House and the Capitol. According to the Brewers Association, more than 1.5 million barrels were snapped up in the first 24 hours.


"To beer!.... and late night drinking!"

So this New Beer's Eve, gather around with some close friends, support a local pub, and celebrate the great beverage that is beer, and be ever thankful that you have it!


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