Happy National Beer Day

Is it a coincidence that both National Beer Drinking Day and National Pot Smoking Day fall in the same month? Have a few beers and figure that one out today, as we celebrate 78 years of legal beer consumption in America. Prohibition came to an end in 1933, when FDR signed the Cullen-Harrison Act, which allowed the brewing and sale of beer in the US after 13 long, dry years. Thirsty Americans waited overnight outside of Milwaukee breweries in order to buy the first legal beers that went on sale April 7th. Today we salute beer makers the world over. Here are a few SF spots you can celebrate America’s favorite past time.

Magnolia Pub and Brewery : Drink home-made, local beer and enjoy Fried Chicken Thursdays (5 pm – until they run out!)

Tornado Pub: Choose from a huge selection of beers from all over the world.

Speakeasy Brewery: Enjoy your local favorites at this popular brewery.

Gordon Biersch Brewery: Support yet another SF favorite. Happy Hour from 4 pm – 6:30 pm!

Magnolia Pub and Brewery:
1398 Haight Street [Upper Haight]
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Tornado Pub
547 Haight St. [Lower Haight]
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Speakeasy Ales and Lagers
1195 Evans Avenue [Bayview/Hunters Point]
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Gorden Biersch Brewery
2 Harrison Street San Francisco [SOMA]
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UPDATE: Speakeasy will be open from 4-9 on April 8th, not 7th.

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Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger

Originally from San Diego, Heidi migrated north to study journalism at SFSU and interned for the SF Bay Guardian writing music stuff. She later embarked on a study-abroad program in both Denmark and Holland, and basically never came home. For six long years, she froze her ass off in Oslo, Norway, pretending to be a viking princess, trying to figure out how to survive in the most expensive city in the world. The other two years were spent frolicking on the beach in Spain - sipping on sangria in between being tossed around Europe working as a stressed-out journalist. Heidi currently works at for a non-profit cultural exchange program, helping others experience life from a different perspective. She is thrilled to be back in SF, magnetizing the obscure, and scavenging the city for fun, free things to do.
  • http://goldengatebeerbars.com troymccluresf

    Speakeasy will be open tomorrow 4-9, not today.

  • http://www.brokeassstuart.com Broke-Ass Stuart

    Duly noted. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rugbyninja Justin Smith

    Hey,

    My name is Justin Smith, and I am the founder of National Beer Day. I started promoting the celebration of this great day in american history about 3 years ago. I never imagined that it would get so big so quickly! Thank you for helping spread the word about one of my favorite holidays every year!

    http://www.facebook.com/USNationalBeerDay

  • http://cultureshock-hsmith.blogspot.com/ Heidi Smith – The Ultimate Scavenger

    no problem! It is a worthy cause!