On March 22, 1933 President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law "National Beer Day" that's recognized today, April 7.

The law allowed for the legal sale of low-alcohol beer in the U.S., several months before Prohibition was completely repealed.

Brewers like  Anheuser Busch (BUD) Constellation Brands (STZ)  and  Molson Coors Brewing (TAP) all help contribute roughly $253 billion to the U.S. economy every year. 

"The amount of beer sold in the U.S. each year could fill the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool over a thousand times," President & CEO at Beer Institute Jim McGreevy told D.C.-based news station WTOP.

There are over 4,000 active breweries in the U.S., and the Beer Institute said roughly 1.75 million Americans have jobs as a result of the American beer industry. Those jobs account for nearly $79 billion in wages and benefits each year to the U.S. economy.

The beer business is big enough that it accounts for nearly 1.5% of the nation's total GDP.

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