Every year on April 7th, National Beer Day honors the world’s most consumed alcoholic beverage. It is the third most popular drink overall, after water and tea.
Beer may date back to 9500 BC, when cereal was first farmed, making it one among the world’s oldest prepared beverages. It’s also mentioned in ancient Iraq’s and Egypt’s written histories.
Perhaps your glass contains a porter or a Belgian. Raise your mug, whether it’s fermented or not, dark or pale, hoppy, bitter, or smooth. Thank those who work hard to create a delicious beer in your neighborhood by raising it high among friends all over the world. Also, beer drinkers now have more options than ever before.
Craft beer continues to challenge the classics by providing a wide range of options. Every day, more beer drinkers join the club as a result of these opportunities.
Dark or light, sour or bitter, wheat, barley, rye, and hops All of the possible types are available. National Beer Day honors the full history of this beautiful beverage as well as all that it has to give the world.
When something has existed for almost the entire history of human civilization, it must have something remarkable about it.
National Beer Day is the ideal time to dig in and taste the wide range of flavors and experiences that beer has to offer. It’s the perfect day to discover exactly what makes beer so remarkable and exceptional!
National Beer Day History
President Franklin D. Roosevelt took the first step toward repealing Prohibition on April 7, 1933, when he signed a law allowing people to brew and sell beer in the United States as long as it contained less than 4.0 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). Beer enthusiasts rejoiced and expressed their happiness at being able to purchase beer for the first time in thirteen years.
According to our research, National Beer Day was developed by Justin Smith, a Richmond, Virginia Craft Beer Examiner, and his friend Mike Connolly, a Liverpool, England Craft Beer Examiner. The Cullen-Harrison Act was signed into law on April 7th, and it went into effect on April 7th. Smith and Connolly started a Facebook page for National Beer Day in 2009. They encouraged friends to join this page, and news spread out to a lot of people.
As beer evolved, it began to take on the traits and flavors that the public desired, as well as the materials that were available at the time. Its legacy lives on today, from large corporations to small artisan breweries.
The first beer was probably certainly made by accident when wild yeasts from the surrounding area fell into a container of wet cereal grains that had been left open to the sky. That’s true, the same method used today to prevent food from spoiling is the same method they used to make a wonderful rich brew!
This meant that every brew made at the time, even in the same place, was different. However, some consistency was finally achieved, meaning that specific regions were known for the distinct flavors that their yeasts contributed to their local beers.
How to celebrate National Beer Day?
- Grab a beer and hang out with your friends.
- (Remember to drink responsibly and never drive when drunk.)
- Enjoy a pint of pale ale, lager, stout, or wheat beer to celebrate the day.
- On social media, use the hashtag #NationalBeerDay.
Why is it celebrated on 7th April?
This day is celebrated as National Beer Day because it falls on the same day as the repeal of the 18th Amendment in the United States in 1933. This act repealed 13 years of prohibition and restored the legal status of beer (and other alcoholic beverages). Some people call the night before “New Beer’s Eve” because they prefer to party.