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National Beer Day
April 7, 2022
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 7 of April, repeating indefinitely
It’s National Beer Day! 🍺🍺🍺 So, why today? On April 7, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt partially lifted Prohibition regulations, relegalizing 3.2% beer. It would be another 8 months before Prohibition would be completely lifted.
Did you know? Unsurprisingly, some of the largest breweries in America sprung up in heavily German areas, such as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The oldest brewery in America is Pottsville, Pennsylvania-based Yuengling.
How did Yuengling and other breweries survive during Prohibition? By expanding into other industries (such as ice cream) and making “near beer” products – beer with a nearly zero alcohol content officially classified as “cereal beverage.”