Sunday, April 7, 2019

Ode to Beer

 photo © Mark Butkus 2006
Have you heard the news? It's National Beer Day!

Of all my favorite things to do,
The utmost is to have a brew.

My love grows for my foamy friend,
With each thirst-quenching elbow bend.

Beer's so frosty, smooth, and cold
It's paradise, pure liquid gold.

Yes beer means many things to me
that's all for now 'cause I gotta pee.

— Unknown

It's National Beer Day and we are raising a toast!

National Beer Day is celebrated on April 7, marking the day that the Cullen–Harrison Act was enacted to allow the sale of low-alcohol beer during prohibition. Signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933 he famously remarked, "I think this would be a good time for a beer."

National Beer Day is not to be confused with Drink Beer Day which falls on September 28. Though the Bar None Group endorses both days and the other 363 days.

Ode to a Beer owes a round to Joyce Kilmer's ode to Trees.

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