Cheers! It’s National Beer Day

A bartender pours a beer during World Cup 2014. (Kevin Schwaller)
(Kevin Schwaller)

(NBC) — Tuesday is National Beer Day, an unofficial holiday recognized among beer enthusiasts. It was 82 years ago today that the Cullen-Harrison Act took effect, ending prohibition. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the act, which allowed Americans to legally buy beer again for the first time in 13 years.

It’s now a multibillion-dollar industry.

A new survey from Wakefield Research and “Let’s Grab a Beer” asked beer drinkers with whom they’d most like to have a beer. More Americans chose NBC’s own Jimmy Fallon than any other celebrity. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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