Thursday, April 7, 2011

Every Day is Like Beer Day

Unlike Valentine's Day and Thanksgiving, National Beer Day is a holiday with true historical significance. It marks the day the Cullen-Harrison Act was enacted, finally putting an end to our country's biggest mistake (besides not electing Perot/Stockdale, and New Coke): Prohibition. Though the Cullen-Harrison Act only allowed for 3.2% Alcohol By Weight beer at the time, it sure as hell beat drinking a bottle of Listerine. We have plenty of "National This" and "National That" days that I don't really give a second thought to, other than to be annoyed by them. And though National Beer Day may never be quite the drinking day St. Patrick's Day is, any nearly rational reason you give me to drink beer is a good one. I'll certainly be celebrating today. We should consider ourselves lucky to live in an age when we can get darn near any beer we want, at any alcohol percentage, and also can choose between multiple flavors of Listerine.

1 comment:

JESmith said...

Cheers!! My name is Justin Smith, and I am the founder of National Beer Day. When I started this holiday almost 3 years ago, I had no idea it would get so big so fast. It's good to see this important day in our history start to get the recognition it deserves. Thank you for helping spread the word about one of my favorite days of the year!