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"At 12:01 AM on April 7, 1933 - after 13 years of prohibition - legal beer went on sale in 19 states and the District of Columbia.In the first 24 hours an estimated 1.5 million barrels of beer were enjoyed by the exuberant masses!Proprietors sold beer at five cents a glass or ten cents a bottle.Grocery stores sold beer for $2 a case of 24 pints.

Night clubs held special parties and cities hosted midnight celebrations to welcome the return of legal beer.Official repeal followed 8 months later - but April 7th will forever be known as 'Brew Year's Eve.'"

April 7, 6:00-6:30 p.m. Rock Bottom College Park tapping party for the new RYEnoceros Rye IPA. Have a few complimentary light munchies and a chance at free raffle giveaways. Rock Bottom Indianapolis College Park.

April 8, 6:00-6:30 p.m., Rock Bottom downtown tapping Catcher in the Rye. Free munchies and raffle. - click for full details.

April8, 6:00 p.m., Dogfish Head tasting at Patrick's Kitchen in Zionsville. "Instead of ABV sequence we'll do IBU sequence," says beer maaven Tom Marine.The line-up: Midas Touch, Chicory Stout, Raison D'Etre, Aprihop, Raison Dextra, Palo Santo Marron, 60 Minute, World Wide Stout, 90 Minute, 120 Minute.

April 9, McCormick & Schmick Seafood Restaurant 5-course Beer Dinner pairs Oaken Barrel brews with: beer & cheddar soup, stuffed quail, braised pork, pan seared scallops and Banana Fosters Bread Pudding. $40; call 317-631-9500.

From Hoosier Beer Geeks: "Welcome to Round 2 of Springtime Tournament of Beer Champions. Match-ups: Sun King's Sunlight Cream Ale faces off against Brugge's Black. Brugge's White is in for a fight against Barley Island's Dirty Helen Brown. And in a battle of the extreme versus the perfectly balanced, Three Floyd's Dreadnaught takes on Broad Ripple Brewpub's ESB. To vote Link to the tournament page.

10,388 votes were cast in Round 1: Oaken Barrel's Indiana Amber (50.5%) narrowly beat New Albanian's Elector (49.5%), Lafayette's Tippecanoe Common (52.9%) squeaked by Upland's Helios (47.1%), and Big Woods Hare Trigger IPA (50.9%) left Rock Bottom College Park's Brickway Brown (49.1%) empty handed.

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Rita Kohn

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Rita Kohn has been covering craft beer and the arts for NUVO for two decades. She’s the author of True Brew: A Guide to Craft Beer in Indiana.

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