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It’s National Beer Day!

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Now that you’ve survived something even more horrible than a zombie uprising (you’re child’s spring break) you get a chance to kick back and celebrate.
It’s the 80th annual National Beer Day!
Way back on April 7, 1933, the Cullen-Harrison Act went into effect, repealing the cursed 18th Amendment and allowing citizens to buy beer that was 3.2% alcohol by weight instead of the “near beer” alternative dictated by Prohibition. While this percentage would pale by today’s standards, relieved and thirsty citizens crowded breweries in twenty states and Washington, DC to purchase over 1.5 million barrels of substantial brew on what some would call New Beer’s Eve. Since then, April 7th has remained an unofficial holiday celebrating beer in the United States.Locally, you can enjoy a refreshing patio beer on this sunny spring holiday at Left Hand Brewing or The Pumphouse brewpub in Longmont.

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By the way, International Beer Day is August 2, 2013.

Sources: Metro Creative Graphics, LA Times, Wikipedia