So many holidays
It's National Beer Day! Why you should go corporate rather than Saint Arnold
You knew it was national something-or-other, but you'll pleased to know that today's arbitrary holiday is a good one: National Beer Day.
The reasoning goes like this: Former pres Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen-Harrison Act in 1933, which went into effect on April 7. Meaning at midnight today, 78 years ago, the sale of beer was legal once again and Prohibition was effectively over. But that old-timey beer was some sissy stuff — only legal if it was less than four percent alcohol by volume.
Now, I love my craft beer (and it's definitely boozier), but I'm not one to turn my nose up at a Coors Light. And something in my gut suggests that "national" and "craft/local" don't go together. So forgive me, this once, for not recommending you head to Saint Arnold, The Ginger Man or Petrol Station.
Instead, I say head straight to your local grocer, Hollywood convenience store cooler or gas station and pick up something corporate. Perhaps a single tallboy? Something that comes in singles and screams, "I just want to get drunk, because I can."
To hell with government shut down, it's National Beer Day, America!