After many years of my asking clubs to have at least one beer of session strength (I recognize that we're trying to show off our biggest and baddest beers), the Ann Arbor Brewers Guild (AABG) has decided to present a session beer themed club night. So please stop by our British Pub at club night and take a break from the liver-busting (albeit tasty) beers and relax. I think we have about a dozen tasty but low alcohol beers.
One beer that we are presenting is my "April 7, 1933," a 3.2% abw (4.0% abv) Classic American Pilsner.
Here is my "point-of-sale" description"
"In March, 1933, just after FDR and the new congress took office, Congress passed the Cullen-Harrison Act, amending the Volstead Act, and raising the definition of "intoxicating liquor" under the 18th Amendment from 0.5% abw to 3.2% abw (4.0% abv). The act went into effect on April 7, 1933; breweries shipped at midnight and taverns opened at that hour. After 13 years, thirsty Americans at last could have a beer.
"This is that beer."