Cheers! It’s National Beer Day

We can’t let the day go by without acknowledging that today is National Beer Day, celebrated by beer lovers in the U.S. as the anniversary of the end of Prohibition. Technically, that’s not true, but it was almost over.

Front page of The Morning Herald April 7, 1933Today actually marks the day in 1933 when the Cullen-Harrison Act went into effect allowing public consumption of low-alcohol content beer and wine in the U.S. after 13 years. The Cullen-Harrison Act wasn’t in effect for long. It became void in December that same year when Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment.

You can read about the act and the constitutional origins of National Beer Day in this entertaining and informative blog post from the National Constitution Center.

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