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EMU Professor Talks About National Beer Day

Apr 6, 2018

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April 7 is National Beer Day.

The holiday is intended to commemorate the signing of a law in 1933 that took the first steps towards ending the prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States.

Dr. Cory Emal is a professor from Eastern Michigan University's Fermentation Science Program.  He says it's a pretty new holiday.

"It was literally started by a guy on Facebook, like 9 years ago who said hey, we ought to have a holiday this day," says Emal.

Emal says many people have also started celebrating the day before National Beer Day as well and have dubbed it "New Beers Eve."

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