By Editor In Chief/Lord Of Words Ed M Morris
Today, April 7th, we celebrate National Beer Day, but when was this day established?
History (from National Day Calendar):
"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.
Our research found this day was created as National Beer Day by Justin Smith, a Richmond, Virginia Craft Beer Examiner, and his friend Mike Connolly from Liverpool, England. April 7th was chosen because the Cullen-Harrison Act was signed into law and became active on this day. In 2009, Smith and Connolly created a National Beer Day Facebook page. From this page, they invited friends to join, and word has spread to many sources that April 7 is National Beer Day."
For us at the Pints Templars, just about everyday is National Beer Day. The Pints Templars is a group of like minded craft beer and homebrewing enthusiasts. Unlike other beer focused groups out there, we keep the bickering to a minimum and share information on the latest releases, new homebrewing equipment and techniques, plus as a community we watch out for and help each other out when needed. The kindness and generosity I have seen between Templars is outstanding. Come visit our Facebook group to learn more.
Back to National Beer Day.
How to celebrate? Simple, gather a few friends, locate your favorite beer, and enjoy (safely please) together! Here is to us and those like us, Cheers!