Today is National Beer Day. Celebrate safely.
Looking for a reason to hoist a pint Saturday? Here's a historic one.
OK, it's not a national holiday, but Saturday is National Beer Day. And many restaurants and watering holes nationwide have gotten in on the action offering deals to sate beer drinkers' celebratory thirsts.
There is a historic element to the revelry. On this day in 1933, the sale of beer containing less than 3.2% alcohol was again permitted in the U.S. The dry spell has lasted since the imposition of Prohibition in 1919 after President Woodrow Wilson's veto of the 18th Amendment was overridden by Congress.
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the bill, The Cullen-Harrison Act, in March 1933, he said, “I think this would be a good time for beer.” The legislation didn't officially go into effect until April 7.
Buffalo Wild Wings, the restaurant chain, says the idea of National Beer Day was brewed up by Justin Smith, a beer lover and patron at its restaurant in Richmond, Va.
For the "holiday," the restaurant chain is giving members of its Blazin’ Rewards loyalty rewards club 100 bonus points with each eligible purchase Saturday. Sign up for the program at www.blazinrewards.com. Read more at USA TODAY