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McWane After Dark

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

—Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous remark was made in the midst of The Great Depression after signing the Cullen-Harrison Act as part of The New Deal on March 22, 1933. The act legalized the sale of beer with an alcohol content of 3.2% by weight, a first step away from prohibition and a kick-start for the struggling economy. Two weeks later on April 6th, thirsty throngs gathered outside breweries and taverns eagerly waiting to imbibe at midnight when the act would go into law. This historical day, which renewed jobs and spirits, is now known as New Beer’s Eve.

Join us Saturday, April 6 form 7:30-10:30 as we celebrate New Beer’s Eve and the local breweries that have been a catalyst in Alabama’s economic and cultural renaissance. Discover the science behind your favorite local beers from Cahaba Brewing Company, Ghost Train Brewing Co., and Interstellar Ginger Beer and Exploration Co., just to name a few! Explore flavor pairings with Busy Corner Cheese and Provisions, learn how to brew at home, try your luck at trivia, and make a bottle cap keychain. The night will include food trucks, DJ Kamal Akeem, and beer served with a pint of science.
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Buy Tickets: $20

*McWane After Dark presents New Beer’s Eve is a 21+ event. I.D.s will be checked at the door.