National Beer Day

Most of Red’s friends don’t really need a special day to enjoy hoisting a cold one, but today is National Beer Day, so Red don’t mind if he do.

National Beer Day is a celebrates the day that the Cullen–Harrison Act  went into effect. Upon signing the legislation President Franklin Delano Roosevelt made his famous remark, “I think this would be a good time for a beer.” Following the repeal of Prohibition, the CHA allowed people to buy, sell and drink beer containing up to 3.2% alcohol by weight  in states that had enacted their own enabling legislation.  A huge celebration ensued with people lining up to have the first legal alcoholic beverages in more than a decade. On that first day, 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed, inspiring the future holiday.

Truthfully, Red is not much of a beer man, but his favorites include Negro Modelo, Shiner Light Blonde, Genesee Cream Ale (hard to find in Texas), Bohemia and Miller Genuine Draft.  No fancy craft beers for Red.

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