Raise a Glass, It’s National Beer Day!

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    National Beer Day

    Grab a drink and raise a glass because April 7th is a day to celebrate for beer drinkers.

    FOX News Radio’s Chris Foster explains National Beer Day:

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    Budweiser Clydesdales

    A lot of glasses raised on April 7, 1933.

    (Okrent) “After 13 years of Prohibition, when nothing with more than 0.5% alcohol was legal, suddenly beer was legal.”

    …Beer and wine, up to 3.2% alcohol. ¬†Daniel Okrent, author of a book on Prohibition, “Last Call,” and curator of a National Constitution Center exhibit about it:

    (Okrent) “People who had been for prohibition suddenly found that it wasn’t a necessary moral position because the government needed money.”

    Budweiser sent out teams to its now-famous horses.

    (Okrent) “And there were two sets of Clydesdales, who delivered the first cases of Bud. ¬†One went to the White House and one came to the Empire State Building, where the office of former. Gov. Al Smith was located.”

    The Eighteenth Amendment – Prohibition – was repealed altogether eight months later.

    Chris Foster, FOX News Radio.