A question you often ask yourself as the afternoon is getting on in the Finger Lakes is this: Is it beer o’clock yet?
April 7 is one of those days when beer o’clock is around the clock. In other words, Happy National Beer Day.
The holiday is not just marketing blitz, but marks a genuine historical celebration to mark the end of Prohibition. The Cullen-Harris Act, which legalized beer sales, was passed by Congress on March 21, 1933, and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933. Thirsty beer drinkers had to wait until April 7 for the law to go on tap.