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National Beer Day 2014: Celebrate with your favorite Ale, Lager or Stout today

National Beer Day 2014: Celebrate with your favorite Ale, Lager or Stout today
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Today is National Beer Day 2014. No matter what your favorite beer or beer type is, today is your day to celebrate it! Millions of American's love beer and more beer is consumed during the summer months here in the US than in the winter, but where did the love for beer begin?

According to National day calendar on April 7, the history of beer dates back to 9500 BC and is one of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, with origins dating back to ancient Iraq and Egypt.

So why do we celebrate National Beer Day on April 7? Back on this date in 1933 President Roosevelt put the wheels in motion towards ending prohibition.

On April 7, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt took the first step toward ending Prohibition and signed a law that allowed people to brew and sell beer, in the United States, as long as it remained below 4.0% alcohol by volume (ABV). Beer drinkers celebrated and were happy to be able to purchase beer again for the first time in thirteen years.

Beer has become a huge part of the world's economy and is among the top selling beverages every year. So whether you prefer Budweiser, Labatt's, or Guinness, a stout, lager or ale, take time to have a cold one today and celebrate National Beer Day!

Beer lovers can tell their friends about National Beer Day by sending them an E-card. You can click here for more information.

Just remember - do not drink and drive and drink in moderation!