Today, Oct 27th - "National Beer Day" is a holiday honoring all American beers produced by more than 7,000 breweries!
This is the perfect excuse for all bear drinkers across the nation to indulge themselves with their favorite American beer styles. 🐇💨
Oh, 'n the first commercial brewery opened in North America in 1632.
While the general history of beer places its beginnings as far back as approximately 7,000 years ago, the now common drink didn’t appear in the United States until the latter years of the 16th century.
Virginian colonists, likely nostalgic for the alcoholic staple available in pubs everywhere back home in England, looked to their corn crops as a possible source.🐇💨
They began to brew the first-recorded American ales, and in the early years of the 17th century, the first brewery in the New World would appear in what was then called “New Amsterdam,” now known as “Manhattan.”
In 1933, the Cullen–Harrison Act – an act which allowed people to buy, sell and drink beer that contained 4% alcohol by volume and was signed by FDR!
The day in which it went into effect, over a million and a half barrels of beer were sold. 🐇
In 1919, the Volstead Act became law and by 1920, the entire United States was subject to Prohibition.
This meant that beer, wine and grain liquors had all become illegal. While Prohibition wouldn’t become appealed until December 5th, 1933, U.S citizens received an early break 8 months earlier when Frankin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen-Harrison act in April 7th, 1933.
After he signed the bill, FDR is reported to have said, “I think this would be a good time for a beer.” 🍺🐇💨
And many Americans agreed with him because huge groups of people flooded breweries and taverns all over the country.
In fact, by the end of that day, over 1.5 million gallons of beer ended up being sold.
Beer has been enjoyed by Americans ever since & has fueled the American Economy 'n farming industry since! 🕳️....
BUT anyways...Let's all just have a cold one and honor the fact that Beer has fueled the American economy 'n farming industry for decades; most importantly, it's provided for our people and their families!
JUST A LIL NATIONAL AMERICAN BEER DAY TIMELINE
American Beer Appears
Colonists in Virginia work together to create the first American-brewed beers.
The President Takes a Stance
Apparently George Washington’s warning against foreign entanglements extended to his choice in beverage as he declares that he will only drink porter beers produced in America.
A Giant is Born
Anheuser-Busch is founded as “Bavarian Brewery.” Now the #1 beer producer in America, the company reports it commands 46% of U.S. beer sales.
The Prohibition Era Begins
The passage of the 18th amendment to the constitution puts the business of breweries everywhere in jeopardy
you're looking too hard down yonder. Get back up der ☠️🐇