National Beer Day
National Beer Day is observed in the United States every year on April 7. Celebrate the day with a pint of pale ale, lager, stout, wheat beer or pale ale. Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drinks in the world and the third most popular beverage overall after water and tea. Beer is brewed from cereal grains, most commonly from malted barley, though wheat, maize, and rice are also used. The fermentation of the starch sugars in the wort produces ethanol and carbonation resulting in beer. The flavouring agents such as fruit, herbs, or fruits may be included or used instead of hops. The strength of modern beer is usually around 4% to 6% alcohol by volume, although it may vary between 0.5% to 40% and above. Beer is the part of the culture of many nations and also associated with social traditions such as beer festivals, and many more. Beer probably dates back to about 10,000 BC, when cereal was first farmed and are recorded in the written history of ancient Iraq and ancient Egypt. Beer is widely enjoyed and celebrated all over the world. So beer deserves to be honoured as a day.
“Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world.” – Jack Nicholson
History of National Beer Day
National Beer Day is marked when the President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen–Harrison Act into law on March 22, 1933, from the prohibition since 1920. The law went into effect on April 7 of that year, allowing people to buy, sell and drink beer containing up to 4.05% by volume. On that first day, 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed, inspiring the future holiday. This day was first created in 2009 by Justin Smith of Richmond, VA. Mike Connolly, Smith and his other friends also started a Facebook page. Smith used social media to promote this holiday. April 7 is recognised as National Beer Day, and April 6 is known as New Beer’s Eve. Lower-alcohol beer is the most significant seller in the U.S. today. National Beer Day is a celebration of the freedom to brew, consume and sell country’s favourite alcoholic drink.
Other Celebrations on April 7
April 7 is also celebrated as
- World Health Day
- International Beaver Day
- Tangible Karma Day
- National DIY DAY
- International Pillow Fight Day
- National No Housework Day
How to celebrate National Beer Day
National Beer Day is celebrated by all the beer lovers of United States. On this day enjoy a glass of your favourite beer at a local tavern. Craft beer industry makes beer with the flavours robust, churning and also introduces new flavours seasonally to keep the competition. So one can visit this industry and try out new flavour beers. One can try raspberry, caramel, and hints of herbs of artisanal beers. With hundreds of different new and traditional varieties available, Drink Beer Day gives all drinkers an excellent opportunity to sample both local and internationally brewed ales and lagers. Celebrate by attending beer festivals or beer-tasting events held in your local area. Post pictures and share your National Beer Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #NationalBeerDay or #BeerDay.