New Beer's Eve
New Beer's Eve is observed next on Thursday, April 6th, 2023 (120 days from today).
April 6th every year is New Beers Eve. New Beers Eve is observed the night before National Beer Day falls on April 7th in order to mark when the Cullen-Harrison Act was passed making the sale of beer legal in the United States, from April 7th 1933. To celebrate the end of Prohibition, people gathered outside breweries and pubs the night before waiting in the dark to legally buy their beer. Since then, the night of April 6 has been recognized as New Beers' New Year's Eve. On that first day, 1.5 million cases of beer were consumed by residents, creating momentum for future holidays.
Origin of New Beer's Eve
New Beer's Eve celebration is celebrated on the night of April 6th, a day before the celebration when beer began to be legally sold again on April 7, 1933. On New Year's Eve On the first day of New Beer, people lined up outside breweries and pubs and waited until midnight, when they could go inside and order a beer.
The ban had been effective from 1920 to 1933. March 23th 1933 was the day the Cullen-Harrison Act was passed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, which included legalization of beer with up to 3.2% alcohol as well as alcoholic beverages. After signing the bill into law, Roosevelt is said to have said, "I think this is going to be the right time for a beer." Each state must pass their own laws permitting the sale of beer following the Cullen-Harrison Act. The act was followed by the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment on December 5, 1933, when the 21st Amendment went into effect.
Reasons for New Beer's Eve being loved
- Bars celebrate grandly
Every year, bars across the country celebrate New Beer's Eve with special dishes such as two beers for one or dollar beer. It's a great excuse to get the whole group together for happy hour!
- New beer
In addition to specials, many brewers release new beers on this day each year. For example, Diamond Knot Brewing launced four new kinds of beers on April 6th last year.
- History can be interesting
Often, we learn the dry, dull facts of our country, rather than the funny ones. The image of President Roosevelt kicking back with beer just brought smiles to our faces. History can be very interesting sometimes!
Celebrating New Beer's Eve
The festival is celebrated all over America by all beer lovers. This is the perfect time to throw a party with a variety of beers. You can use this day as an excuse to visit your favorite brewery and enjoy your favorite beer. On this day celebrates the end of prohibition and celebrates National Beer Day. There will be beer festivals or beer tasting events held in your local area, so gather your friends and family to attend them. You can try various craft beers and other new flavored beers and beers. Take some time this day to read about the history of New Beers Eve and National Beer Day. Do not forget to post photos and share your celebration on social media about New Beers Eve using the hashtags #HappyNewBeersEve or #NewBeersEve.
ObservedNew Beer's Eve has been observed annually on April 6th.
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
Wednesday, April 6th, 2022
Thursday, April 6th, 2023
Saturday, April 6th, 2024
Sunday, April 6th, 2025