National Beer Day is a celebration of the Cullen–Harrison Act being signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933. That law went into effect on April 7 of that year, allowing people to buy sell and drink beer again as long as it was < 3.2% (4% ABV).
Beer is one of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, possibly dating back to 9500 BC when cereal was first farmed. It was found recorded in the written history of ancient Iraq and ancient Egypt. Some interesting facts you may have not known about beer,
After he won the Nobel Prize, Niels Bohr was given a perpetual supply of beer piped into his house.
The Code of Hammurabi decreed that bartenders who watered down beer would be executed.
At the Wife Carrying World Championships, first prize is the wife's weight in beer.
Coined in the early 1900s, the word "alcoholiday" means leisure time spent drinking.
The builders of the Great Pyramid of Giza were paid with a daily ration of beer.
Fried beer won Most Creative Fried Food at the 2010 Texas State Fair.
Germany is home to a beer pipeline. Taps in Veltsin-Arena are connected by a 5km tube of beer.
Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass.
At the end of Prohibition, FDR said, "What America needs now is a drink."
Winston Churchill called the concept of Prohibition "an affront to the whole history of mankind."
George Washington insisted his continental army be permitted a quart of beer as part of their daily rations.