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National American Beer Day

Celebrate National American Beer Day with a cold one - grab your favorite brew and cheers to the good life!
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October 27
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Get ready to raise a glass and celebrate National American Beer Day on October 27th! Whether you're an ales, lagers, stouts or pilsner fan - this day is all about enjoying the many different styles of beer crafted in the USA. This holiday has been around since 1987 when it was created by St. Louis bartender Charlie Papazian as a way to promote and appreciate craft beer brewed in America. So grab a cold one and let's toast to National American Beer Day!

History of National American Beer Day

National American Beer Day Dates

National American Beer Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1612</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First American Brewery</div><div class='timeline-text'>Dutch colonists open the first American brewery in the New Netherland colony, present-day Lower Manhattan.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1830s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Lager Introductions</div><div class='timeline-text'>Lager style beer is introduced in the United States, starting an evolution in American beer styles.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Prohibition Era</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Prohibition Era led to the closure of many breweries, profoundly affecting American beer culture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1933</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div the='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>End of Prohibition</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the repeal of Prohibition, breweries were able to reopen and beer regained its popularity among the American public.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1987</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of National American Beer Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National American Beer Day was established by St. Louis bartender Charlie Papazian to honor American-made craft beers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Craft Beer Revolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>The craft beer revolution gains momentum, with the U.S. surpassing 5,000 breweries in 2016 and constantly introducing new styles and brewing techniques.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National American Beer Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Brew your own beer</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Homebrewing is becoming increasingly popular, so why not jump in and get some beer going? Make sure to read up on all the essentials before you start brewing so you know what you're doing.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a beer tasting</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over for a beer tasting. Pick out a few different styles of American beers and have everyone try them and discuss their flavor profiles. You can even make it official with scorecards and notes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a brewery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a tour of your local brewery or one that's nearby. Not only will you learn about the brewing process, but you'll also be able to sample a variety of beers while you're there.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Join a beer club</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you're really into beer, consider joining a beer club. Beer clubs are great because they allow you to sample beers from all over the country, as well as get exclusive access to limited release beers.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go to a beer festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Attend a beer festival to sample some rare and unique American beers. Most festivals will have food trucks, live music, and lots of other entertainment to enjoy along with the beer.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National American Beer Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>American Beer is diverse</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From light ales to dark stouts, American beer has something for everyone. With over 7,000 breweries in the US, there's an immense variety of styles and flavors to choose from - so you're sure to find something that suits your taste!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>American Beer celebrates craftsmanship</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Brewing great beer takes skill and patience. By celebrating National American Beer Day, we can recognize and pay homage to the amazing hard work and dedication of our nation's small breweries and local craft brewers who make our favorite brews.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>American Beer promotes community</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether it's grabbing a pint at a bar or hosting a home brewery night with friends, drinking American beer helps bring people together. There's nothing like bonding over your mutual love of good beer - so raise a glass and enjoy spending quality time with the ones you love!</p></div></div>

5 Frothy Facts for National American Beer Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Craft Brewing is Rapidly Growing in the US</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the past decade, the number of craft breweries in the United States has grown six-fold— from less than 2,000 in 2010 to over 8,000 in 2020. This explosive growth demonstrates the increasing popularity and respect for craft brewing across the country.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>American Breweries Produce Over 196 Million Barrels of Beer Annually</h3><p class='facts-content'>From mega-breweries to microbreweries, American beer producers churn out millions of barrels of beer every year, making the US the second largest producer of beer in the world after China.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>US Brewery Workers Contribute Significantly to the Economy</h3><p class='facts-content'>American breweries directly employ over 70,000 workers, generating billions in wages and contributing significantly to the country’s gross domestic product.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>IPAs Dominate the American Craft Beer Scene</h3><p class='facts-content'>India Pale Ale (IPA) is the most popular type of craft beer in America, accounting for roughly one quarter of craft brewery sales in recent years.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The American Homebrewers Association Encourages Amateur Brewers</h3><p class='facts-content'>The American Homebrewers Association was founded in 1978 to promote the craft of homebrewing. Today, it boasts more than 46,000 members throughout the world, many of them in the US, who share recipes, tricks and tips for brewing beer at home.</p></div></div>

National American Beer Day FAQs

When is National American Beer Day?

National American Beer Day is celebrated on October 27 every year. In 2024, National American Beer Day will occur on a Sunday.

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