New Beer’s Eve
New Beer’s Eve is celebrated all around the United States on April 6 of every year. New Beer’s Eve is observed on the night before the National Beer Day which falls on April 7. National beer day marks when the Cullen–Harrison Act was passed making the sale of beer legal in the United States, from April 7, 1933. To celebrate the end of prohibition, people gathered together outside the breweries and taverns on the before night waiting in the dark to legally purchase their beers. Since then, the night of April 6 has been recognized as New Beer’s Eve. On that first day, 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed by the people, motivating the future holiday.
“You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.” – Frank Zappa
History of New Beer’s Eve
In 2003, the Brewer’s Association began promoting New Beer’s Eve as a holiday, in remembrance of all the breweries which were closed for 13 years, and the law that was enacted to help people to enjoy their most favorite drink in the history legally. It was the Cullen-Harrison Act signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt on March 23rd. The law came into force on April 7, 1933, allowing the legal sale of beer in the country as long as the beer contains alcohol below 4% by volume. So this April, celebrate this glorious holiday, and raise a glass, bottle, can, or mug to relish the deliciousness that is beer.
Other Celebrations on April 6
April 6 is also celebrated as
- International Pillow Fight Day
- Tangible Karma Day
- Plan Your Epitaph Day
- National Tartan Day
- National Caramel Popcorn Day
How to celebrate New Beer’s Eve
New Beer’s Eve is celebrated around the United States by all beer lovers. It is a perfect time to organise for a party with the different variety of beers. You can take this day as an excuse to visit your favourite brewery and have your favourite beer. On this day celebrate the end of prohibition and welcome National Beer Day. There would be beer festivals or beer-tasting events held in your local area, so gather your friends and family to attend them. You can try out various craft beer and other new flavoured ale and beers. Take some time on this day to read about the history of the New Beer’s Eve and National Beer Day. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media about New Beer’s Eve by using the hashtags #HappyNewBeersEve or #NewBeersEve.