Happy Beer Day! - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Happy Beer Day!

Published March 1, 2013

It’s Friday. It’s nearing the end of the workday. It’s almost time to crack open a frosty brew, sit back, and let the cool bubbly beverage wash away the worries of the week. For it is Beer Day, and it is good.
Prohibition was in effect in Iceland from 1915 through to 1989 in one state or another. Wines were allowed to be imported in 1921, followed by spirits in 1935. However beer, being cheaper than other alcohols, was thought to have the potential for too much drunken depravity if it were sold in Iceland. So it wasn’t until 1 March 1989, after much lobbying of Parliament, that beer was legally allowed to be sold in Iceland. The anniversary of this important milestone has since been known as Beer Day.
So go enjoy a beer or two, but enjoy it responsibly.

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