Seventy-Five Years Ago: Celebrating Beer’s Return on the Internet and Beyond

Counting Down to April 7, the Anniversary of the Return of Legal Beer

Today, a slight detour from my daily rundown of anniversary factoids in order to alert you to annivesary-related material located at other websites. In a previous post, I noted that a state-by-state list of celebration events can be found at the Brewers Association website.

But here are a couple of other places to visit: Check out the website hosted by The National Beer Wholesalers Association. Scroll down to their notice of the 75th anniversary and you’ll find a video titled “Mr. Beer Guy,” honoring — of course — the guys who deliver the beer.

Then hop over to the Anheuser-Busch website for some terrific historical material. Start here to see a collection of photos relating to the event. The small video screen on that page contains more photos and a recording of Gus Busch’s address to the nation just after midnight on April 7, 1933, when he told Americans that “happy days are here again.” A larger version of the video/audio also at YouTube. It’s a bit easier to see and hear. Click here for that version.

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