Hoppy National Beer Day-April 7, 2019

Toward the end of Prohibition,

Many people had ambition

To make a legal beer and sell it too.

Though, no stronger than 4.0

T’was better than nothing don’t you know.

So celebrate and have yourself a brew.

beer mugs

 

From the National Beer Day webpage:   On April 7, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt took the first step toward ending Prohibition and signed a law that allowed people to brew and sell beer, in the United States, as long as it remained below 4.0% alcohol by volume (ABV).  Beer drinkers celebrated and were happy to be able to purchase beer again for the first time in thirteen years.

April 7, 2019, Poem 7

 

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7 thoughts on “Hoppy National Beer Day-April 7, 2019”

  1. My mom told me that her father brewed beer in the bath tub during that time and stunk up the house! I had heard of bathtub gin, but I had to laugh as she told me grandpa’s story!!

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    1. My grandmother used to make beer at home. My husband’s grandmother would make beer for the adults and rootbeer for the children. Guess one time she bottled green beer and the bottles exploded on the back porch. Thanks for commenting.

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    1. I agree with 50% of what you say. For reasons I can’t explain, I’m the only one in my family who does not like beer–hot day, German beer and all the other times when I should ‘love’ beer notwithstanding. If I did not have my father’s nose and the family backside, I would have to wonder if I belonged to the mailman or the milkman.

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