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Celebrate National Beer Day with friends

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MADISON (WKOW) -- National Beer Day is observed annually on April 7th.  Celebrate with a pint of pale ale, lager, stout, wheat beer or pale ale.

One of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, beer possibly dates back to 9500 BC when cereal was first farmed.  It is recorded in the written history of ancient Iraq and ancient Egypt.

According to National Day Calendar, beer is the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage.  

Following water and tea, it is the third most popular drink overall.

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.

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