National Beer Day!

It’s that time of year again- April 7th, 2018, National Beer Day! On March 22, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an amendment to the Volstead Act, known as the Cullen-Harrison Act that went into effect April 7, 1933. The Volstead Act prohibited the sale of any alcoholic beverage above .5%. As you can imagine, this made many people very happy!

“I think this would be a good time for a beer.” – Roosevelt

The Cullen-Harrison Act allowed the manufacturing and sales of alcohol of an ABV around 4.0% prior to the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment. On December 5, 1933, the Eighteenth Amendment was repealed!

National Beer Day = the end of a thirteen year dry-spell

So, let us celebrate this weekend with a few specials and events held in NJ and NY:


  • Grand Central Terminal
    • Beer Table To Go – 20% off all draught beer available for takeaway in reusable growlers or capped mason jars from Friday, April 6 to Sunday, April 8.
    • Café Spice – two potato samosas with any choice of beer for $5.99.
    • Central Market New York – All draft beers (10 oz.) are $3 all day while supplies last.
  • Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant – Day oyster “six pack”: six Bluepoint Oysters paired with a Bluepoint Toasted Lager for $20.10 all day.
  • THE BAR at Great Northern Food Hall – all 12 oz. cans will be $5, and all pints will be $7.
  • Michael Jordan’s The Steakhouse N.Y.C. honors National Beer Day with complimentary tastings of award-winning craft beers from Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company. A Devil’s Backbone ambassador will be on hand to discuss the flavor profiles and answer customer questions. Tastings will feature complimentary hot pretzels and all beers will be available for purchase at the bar for $6.
  • Bierhaus NYC
    • Traditional keg tapping at 8PM, with a round of beer complimentary to all patrons.
  • Maya
    • $5 beers all day long!
  • James Beard House
    • Make dinner reservations for 7PM and experience a dinner paired with craft beer, prepared by a team of chefs from independent craft breweries around the country.


  • Beers on the Boards
    • Craft beer from over 40 breweries. Gourmet all-you-can-eat buffet. Date: Saturday, April 7th, 2018; 2 Sessions At Martell’s Tiki Bar, Point Pleasant Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. Cost: $55, $25 DD
  • The Beer Spot & Grill
    • National Beer Day and Sixpoint Brewery Resin Day starting from 12:00 pm until 5PM.
  • End of Elm
    • $5 Jersey pints happy hour starting from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm

Cheers to beer!