Local brewery shares significance in National Beer Day

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It’s a day remembering a significant moment in our country’s history. It marks the day the Cullen-Harrison Act was enacted, after being signed into law in March of 1933.

That lead to the repeal of the 18th and ratification of the 21 Amendment.

April 7 is National Beer Day.

Though it May seem obscure according to the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, the more than 200 craft breweries in the state had a more than $4.5 billion economic impact back in 2016. 

That equates to more than 1.1 barrels of craft beer.

Despite those figures, Texas ranks 46th for breweries per capita nationwide.

With room to grow and reach more beer fans, those in charge of one local brewery said they’re excited for the future and to work with and learn from their beer-making colleagues.

“Everybody kind of helps each other out,” Wichita Falls Brewing Company Russ Reynolds and Matt Bitsche said. “Whether it’s needing ingredients, needing advice, needing help, manual labor with canning or fixing equipment or whatever, everyone’s always ready to help.”

National Beer Day was created in 2009 and officially recognized by Congress in 2017.

“Everybody kind of helps each other out,” Reynolds and Bitsche said. “Whether it’s needing ingredients, needing advice, needing help, manual labor with canning or fixing equipment or whatever, everyone’s always ready to help.”

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