National Beer Day is celebrated every year in the United States, on 7 April. It marks the day that the Cullen-Harrison Act came into force, after being signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on 22 March 1933. The law meant that the American population were once again able to buy, sell and drink beer (of up to 3.2%), in states that had passed their own legislation allowing such deals. Predictably, there were great celebrations across the country, with people congregating outside breweries all through the night, ready to imbibe their first taste of the hops. Although this wasn’t the official end of prohibition, a staggering 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed on that first day alone – inspiring the eponymous holiday.
On signing the legislation, Roosevelt made his famous remark “I think this would be a good time for a beer”. With Roosevelt’s words ringing in our ears, we thought this would be a good time to test your knowledge of beer quotes. Do you know which company coined the slogan “I’m only here for the beer”, or who described prohibition as making you “want to cry into your beer” whilst denying you “the beer to cry into”?
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