Today is National Beer Day! It is a day dedicated to celebrating one of the world’s most beloved beverages – beer! National Beer Day dates back to 1933, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen-Harrison Act into law. This act was the first step toward ending the prohibition of alcohol in the United States, allowing for the production and sale of beer with an alcohol content of up to 3.2%.

Since then, National Beer Day has been celebrated by millions of people all around the world. Beer has become a part of our culture, bringing people together for celebrations, festivities, sporting events, and just good old-fashioned fun. Whether it’s an IPA, a stout, or any other type of beer, it’s always a great time to raise a glass and say cheers to your friends!

Including here in Detroit, because we have a rich history when it comes to breweries! It dates back to the middle of the nineteenth century. Breweries in Detroit were turning out more than 1 million barrels of beer annually in the late 1800s. Many Detroit breweries had to close during Prohibition, but some managed to survive by making non-alcoholic drinks like soda and malted milk. Many of these breweries were able to start brewing again after Prohibition was repealed, and Detroit’s brewing industry expanded throughout the 20th century.

So, what can you do to celebrate National Beer Day? Well, why not try a new beer that you’ve never had before? Visit your local brewery or beer store and pick out something that catches your eye. Or you could event try to brew your own at home!

So what are you waiting for? Stop by one of these Metro Detroit breweries to celebrate! Just make sure to enjoy it responsibly. Remember to always drink in moderation, and never drink and drive.

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