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Cheers! It's National Beer Day

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April 7 is National Beer Day. April 7 is National Beer Day.

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) - Today, April 7, is National Beer Day.

Choosing to celebrate on April 7 may see like an odd day since Franklin D. Roosevelt passed the Cullen-Harrison Act on March 23, 1933, which ended prohibition, but the law did not take effect until 12:01 a.m. on April 7, 1933.  Therefore, April 7 was chosen as the official day to celebrate National Beer Day.

Prohibition was officially outlawed on December 5, 1933, when it became the 21st Amendment to the Constitution.

In a press release, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch listed the below five reasons why the day should be nationally recognized: 

  1. Beer is great for the economy
  2. Beer is a part of American history
  3. Beer sparks creativity
  4. Beer helps our community
  5. Beer bridges the divide 

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