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Jimmy Jazz

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Happy National Beer Day!

On April 7, 1933, the Cullen Harrison Act went into effect. The Cullen Harrison Act redefined what was an "intoxicating beverage" under the Volstead Act. Instead of being limited to an ABV of 0.5% under Volstead, Cullen Harrison increased the ABV to 3.2%. This allowed 3.2% beer to be sold in states that allowed such sales.

Upon signing the bill on March 23, 1933, FDR remarked, "I think this would be a good time for a beer." Truer words have never been spoken.

People responded by lining up outside of breweries in the evening of April 6, which became known as "New Beer's Eve." On April 7, 1933, 1.5 million barrels of beer were sold and consumed.

It would take another 8 months until the Volstead Act was repealed with the enactment of the 22nd Amendment on December 5, 1933.

Cheers to that!
[Post edited by Jimmy Jazz at 04/07/2021 2:38PM]

Posted: 04/07/2021 at 2:20PM


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