If you like to quote Darius Rucker's latest song, "the only BS, I need is Beers and Sunshine" then today, April 6th is your day. Today is New Beer's Eve and we are going to have sunshine and 60 in the Southern Tier. I agree, that's the only BS we need with everything going on around us.

So why is April 6th known as "New Beer's Eve?" It celebrates the day that FDR signed the law to end Prohibition.  It may be hard to believe now, but there was a time when it was illegal to drink a beer.

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Our government ratified the 18th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920 and banned all intoxicating liquors including beer and it started Prohibition. On April 7th, 1933, the government realized that everybody was going to find a way to drink anyway, so might as well get the tax revenue and it ended Prohibition.

So why don't we celebrate New Beer's Day instead? Well, we will but why not get two celebrations instead of one. It's kind of like how we celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Binghamton, two weeks before the actual St. Patrick's Day.

All Together Beer

If you're looking for a brew to enjoy today, tomorrow, or anytime, here's one that is helping out a good cause.A Brookly brewery is selling an IPA called "All Together" beer to raise money to help hospitality employees. They are sharing the recipe and label art online, so other breweries can participate too.

Go here for the recipe and get ready to hoist a cold one in honor of those who were struggling during this pandemic. By the way, if you are looking to justify having a beer on a Tuesday afternoon, go here for 5 fascinating factual reasons to justify your celebration.

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