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Lift Your Glass to Standards on International Beer Day


When you're walking down the street, looking for a place to enjoy a beer, often a neon beer sign bearing the name of a popular brewery is one of the first things you look for. ANSI/UL 879-2008, Electric Sign Components, covers electromechanical components, including the neon lighting seen in the beer signs hung in the window of your favorite bar. The standard was developed by ANSI audited designator Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). Another standard from UL, UL 197 Ed. 10 (2010), Commercial Electric Cooking Appliances, sets down requirements for indoor electric cooking appliances of less than 600 volts, including the popcorn machines that many bars use to provide free snacks to their customers - though, of course, eating too much salty free popcorn may result in a sudden craving for another beer.

Whether you're cracking open a cold one in your backyard or enjoying an evening out with friends, voluntary consensus standards make it easier to enjoy International Beer Day safely and responsibly.

For more information on International Beer Day, visit the official website at


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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