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Celebrate National Beer Day at BX Beer Depot

There are a few unofficial "beer holidays" scattered throughout the calendar. August 7 is supposedly International Beer Day. American Beer Day is October 27. But National Beer Day, celebrated each year on April 7, actually has some meaning behind it. It's the day in 1933 that President Franklin Roosevelt enacted the Cullen-Harrison Act, the first step toward the December 5 repeal of Prohibition.

The act allowed for beers under 3.2 percent alcohol to be sold in the United States. Plenty of people felt a weak beer was better than no beer at all, so they lined up at breweries nationwide (so the story goes) to buy beer legally for the first time in 13 years.

Today, BX Beer Depot is honoring National Beer Day with an American pale ale tasting and educational class. It costs $15, and you'll get to sample a few varieties of crisp, hoppy pale ale, one of America's favorite brews. I can guarantee all of them will be over 3.2 percent alcohol as well.

The class starts at 7 p.m. sharp. Call 561-965-9494, or visit bxbeerdepot.com

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John Linn

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