Today is the anniversary of the legalization of beer after prohibition. Happy New Beers Day!

At 12:01 a.m. Eastern April 7, 1933 the Cullen-Harrison Act went into effect. One of the very first acts of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, this act allowed the return of legal beer sales in America, and marked the beginning of the end for Prohibition, although that national embarrassment would not be officially over for months, and remnants, unbelievably, still remain today.

Sounds like a good reason to have a beer! (Not that I really need a reason.)

1 comment

  1. Sadly though, the Cullen-Harrison Act only returned 3.2% beer to America. The return of real beer did not occur until December 5 of that year when the 21st Ammendment was ratified.

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