Around the world, there’s one thing that reaches across all races, creeds, and cultures, and that’s the allure of a nice, cold, frosty beer in hand. In Europe, tipple a Belgian Ale or an English Stout. In South America, beer powers the fun of Carnivale. In Africa, Guinness is the beer of choice. North America has one of the world’s best craft beer cultures. Everywhere you go, all around the world, someone’s making and selling beer, be it dirt cheap or crazy expensive. Well, if you’re so inclined, today is a good day to enjoy an adult beverage, because April 7 is National Beer Day.
Nobody’s sure how or why this started, but there’s a great apocryphal story out there on the Internet that gives the credit to, of all things, Prohibition. On April 7, 1933, Franklin Roosevelt began loosening Prohibition, allowing people to begin buying beer under 4 percent alcohol by volume. Hence, April 7 is National Beer Day, in honor of the president who reversed a 13-year national tragedy. Still, it’s not a big deal in beer culture, at least, not yet…
“I don’t think it’s a big event in our circles,” said Jim Massoni, president and chief executive officer of Cape Canaveral’s Florida Beer Company, who ordinarily plans multiple craft beer celebrations throughout the year. “Heck, we’ll do something. We’ll blow it up on social media and see what happens.”
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