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National Beer Day

Cheers! Celebrate National Beer Day with a cold one and friends - it's the perfect time to sample new brews and have some fun!
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April 7
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Raise your glasses and join in the celebration of National Beer Day on April 7! This special day has been around since 2009 and celebrates the end of Prohibition, which was a 13-year ban on alcoholic beverages in the United States. It's also a great opportunity to learn more about beer and explore different types from all over the world. So grab some friends, crack open some cold ones, and enjoy this special day!

History of National Beer Day

National Beer Day Dates

National Beer Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>6000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Earliest Known Beer</div><div class='timeline-text'>Beer was first produced in what is now Iran, featuring in the written history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Industrialization of Beer</div><div class='timeline-text'>The industrial revolution saw the mechanization of brewing, leading to more consistent quality and mass production.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1919</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Prohibition Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution effectively made the sale, production, and transportation of alcohol illegal in the United States.</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 class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>End of Prohibition</div><div class='timeline-text'>The signing of the Cullen-Harrison Act by President Franklin D. Roosevelt ended prohibition, allowing the production and sale of beer.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of National Beer Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Beer Day was first celebrated in 2009 by Justin Smith, a Virginia home brewer, marking the anniversary of the end of prohibition.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Present Day</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Appreciation of Beer</div><div class='timeline-text'>Beer continues to be a popular beverage worldwide, with a variety of styles and tastes to suit all palates, celebrated annually on National Beer Day.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National 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'>Visit your local brewery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>See how the magic of beer is made and take a tour of the brewery. Most breweries will have samples for you to try, so you can find out what styles you like.</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 party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over and host a beer tasting party. Make sure to pick up a variety of beers in different styles so everyone can experience something new.</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'>Create beer cocktails</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Mix up some tasty, beer infused cocktails. Try adding stout to an Irish coffee, or light lager to a margarita.</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'>Brew your own beer</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather the supplies and give home brewing a try. You might surprise yourself and discover a new hobby.</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'>Pair beer with food</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Experiment with different flavors by pairing beer with food. Try IPAs with spicy curry or stouts with dark chocolate for a unique taste sensation.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National 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'>Beer is refreshing</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's nothing quite like cracking open a cold beer on a hot summer day. Beer is the perfect refresher, and can even be used as an ingredient in some cocktails. Plus, there are so many different varieties available - from light lagers to hoppy IPAs - that it's easy to find something you'll love.</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'>Beer pairs well with food</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Beer is an excellent companion for almost any meal. It can help cut through the richness of fried foods, or add an extra depth of flavor to grilled dishes. And nothing goes better with pizza than a cold pint!</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'>Beer supports local breweries</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When you purchase local craft beers, you're not only supporting the small businesses behind them, but also helping the local economy grow. Plus, who could resist trying out all the unique recipes small breweries come up with?! So pick up a few brews and show your local brewers some love!</p></div></div>

5 Frothy Facts for National 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'>Beer is Among the Oldest and Most Widely Consumed Alcoholic Drinks in the World</h3><p class='facts-content'>Dating as far back as 3400 - 3000 BC in ancient Iran, making beer a part of global history.</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'>Several Countries Have Beer as their National Alcoholic Beverage</h3><p class='facts-content'>These include Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom and Ireland, underlining beer's wide-reaching appeal.</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'>Beer is Used in a Variety of Cooking Recipes</h3><p class='facts-content'>Beer bread, beer-battered fish, and beer-infused chili are some tasty examples that show beer's versatility outside the glass.</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'>The Process of Making Beer is Called Brewing</h3><p class='facts-content'>Brewing is a careful science that involves malting, mashing, boiling, fermenting, conditioning, filtering, and packaging.</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'>Cenosillicaphobia is the Fear of an Empty Beer Glass</h3><p class='facts-content'>Describing a light-hearted 'fear' shared by many beer enthusiasts around the globe.</p></div></div>

National Beer Day FAQs

When is National Beer Day?

National Beer Day is celebrated on April 7 every year. In 2024 National Beer Day will occur on a Sunday.

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