Bars across the country and in Central Texas are marking National Beer Day with deals to wet your whistle.
Here's a list of some of the deals Channel 6 found around Central Texas:
Back Porch Drafthouse in Waco:
$2 off drafts and $2 off craft flights during happy hour, 3-7pm
Dancing Bear Pub in Waco:
$1.50 off all pints during happy hour, 2-6pm
Baylor Club in Waco:
$2 off Shiner Bock all day
Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant:
$3 off beer all day
$0.50 off domestic drafts and $1 craft beer and select imports until 7 p.m.
According to the National Day Calendar website, National Beer Day was created in 2009 by Justin Smith, A Richmond, VA Craft Beer Examiner and his friend Mike Connolly from Liverpool, England.
They chose April 7 because that's the day Cullen-Harrison Act took effect, in 1933, which legalized the sale of of alcohol, as long as it was below 4% alcohol by volume.
On that first day, 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed.
Beer is the world's most widely consumed alcoholic beverage. It is the third most popular drink overall, behind water and tea.
It possibly dates back to 9500 BC when cereal was first farmed. It is recorded in the written history of ancient Iraq and ancient Egypt.
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