On 7th April we saw a new icon appear with 2 pint glasses and a post in the game forum by KyleKroff:
Today is National Beer Day! On this day in 1933 the Cullen-Harrison Act went into effect which permitted beer up to 3.2% to be sold. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed this law after which he said, "I think this would be a good time for a beer." Prohibition would come to an official end later that year.
To celebrate, we're getting our beer drinking on ! For every 3 beers you drink you receive an individual prize. Help the community drink a total of 18,000 beers to win a community prize. The drinking page is accessible by clicking the icon with the 3 beers. Going on only today!
In order the qualify for the prize, each player had to drink a minimum of 25 pints, with a total of 18,000 between the community. The prize up for grabs was $1,500,000 and half timers for 3 days.
734 players had consumed at least 1 beer whilst 534 players had 25 or more beers, qualifying for the prize. A total of $117,777,750 and 1,175,961 bullets was released in to the game just for drinking 3 beers (when you drank your 3rd beer you were rewarded with cash or bullets) and the community prize added an additional $801,000,000 to the total money prize as a result of this event, with a hand total of 26,079 pints consumed. During the first day of national Beer Day in 1933, 1.5 million barrels of beer was drank, the community drank 75 barrels worth of beer, that's only 1,499,925 barrels short of the original 1.5million back in the day. Still, over 26,000 pints is still a good drinking session.