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National Beer Day: 'Happy days are beer again'

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How do you prefer your ale, stout, lager, or light? Get ready to celebrate and enjoy your favorite pint of beer, because April 7 is National Beer Day!

You may find this hard to believe, but according to Punchbowl’s calendar, brewing beer has been an important part of human culture as far back as 8000 years ago, when some enterprising people began cultivating domesticated grains.

The recognition of this historical holiday goes back to 1933, when “President Franklin Roosevelt took the first step toward ending Prohibition, and signed the Cullen-Harrison Act law on April 7, allowing people to brew and sell beer as long as it remained below 4.0% alcohol by volume (ABV).”

Americans were so thrilled they were finally able to purchase beer for the first time in thirteen years, they overlooked the low ABV.

Justin Smith, founder of National Beer Day, began promoting this date, April 7, as one of celebration almost 5 years ago.

Today, “beer is the third most popular beverage in the world behind water and tea.

If you would like to help spread the word to your family and friends, you can send a free Bear Day eCard, and don’t forget to check out the Michigan Beer Guide for events going on in your area.

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