April 7th is unoffically recognized as National Beer Day by beer enthusiasts across the country. Why April 7th? According to a variety of unconfirmed sources, April 7th was selected because it marked President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first steps to end prohibition in 1933.
When the Cullen-Harrison Act was enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, beer became legal again, as long as it was below 3.2 percent alcohol by volume. On that first day, 1.5 million barrels of suds were consumed, according to Wikipedia. Since then, people have gathered at breweries and pubs to celebrate the holiday, some beginning the night before, spawning the April 6 holiday of New Beer’s Eve.
Aerial advertising is a popular choice for beer advertisers as it enables them to reach a wide-variety of people at one time. Plus, sporting events like MLB games, NASCAR, NFL, and others are all prime events for consumers to induldge in a beer or two.
In honor of the holiday, we wanted to share our Top Ten Beer Sky Advertisements from the Van Wagner hall of fame. Enjoy!
1. Miller Lite - NASCAR
2. Blue Moon - Happy Orange Friday
3. Red Stripe - Boo Sand In Your Shorts - Hooray Beer!
4. Corona Extra - Now On Draft
5. Bud Light - The Sure Sign Of A Good Time - Here We Go
6. Heineken - Think Suntan Vs. Spray Tan
7. Landshark - Fins Up!
8. Primo - Try New Brew
9. Coors Light - Cold Refreshment Is Calling
10. Budweiser Blimp - MLB
Happy #NationalBeerDay, everyone! Go have a brew for us.