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National Drink Beer Day

Raise a glass and join the celebration - it's National Drink Beer Day! Grab your favorite brew and cheers to good times with friends.
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September 28
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Get ready to celebrate National Drink Beer Day on Sept. 28 with a cold one! This day, which dates back to the early 1900s, is all about raising awareness and appreciation for beer - an alcoholic drink made from malted barley or wheat, hops, yeast and water. It's also a great opportunity to enjoy some quality time with friends while sampling different beers of various styles. So grab your favorite brew this September 28th and join in on the festivities!

History of National Drink Beer Day

Like most things, we look to the ancient Egyptians for answers. Historians point to beer as a ceremonial drink over 5,000 years ago because papyrus scrolls have been discovered documenting early beer recipes. But the Mesopotamians may have actually been the first to develop beer over 10,000 years ago, before recorded history. 

Beer made its way to Europe and gained popularity during the Middle Ages. (Why drink polluted, possibly contaminated water, when you can drink a safer alternative, beer?) Eventually, German monks became master brewers, coming up with some of the fermentation techniques that brought the world closer to the beer we know and love today.

Did you know in European cities like Prague — ordering beer in a restaurant is cheaper than ordering water?

Europeans who arrived in the New World actually complained when they were out of beer and had to brew more. (Apparently, the love of beer was so strong, that upon arrival, brewing beer was one of the first things on the Pilgrims’ to-do list!)

Today, there are light beers with great flavor and less calories as well as dark beers like Guinness, served up warm in authentic English, Scottish and Irish pubs alike. There are ales and lagers which are distinguished by the type of yeast used in the fermentation process.

Is craft beer on your radar? Millennials especially are showing much more refined palates and a broad knowledge of all kinds of beer. You’ll find a wide spectrum of craft brews, foreign and domestic, to fit every taste.

If you’re really looking for something different, try hard cider. It has a great “kick” to it! Plus, Foodie Alert: Don’t miss the perfect opportunity to pair a great beer with a delicious dish. And if you’re the adventurous sort, DIY with a home brew kit. 

So on National Drink Beer Day, drink responsibly and in moderation, but enjoy. Just this once, pass up the white wine or your evening Cabernet. Get a frothy, ice-cold glass of beer with a good “head” on it and remember that beer is no longer just your parents’ brew!

National Drink Beer Day Timeline

<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'>Industrial Revolution in Brewing</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the 1800s, the industrial revolution led to advancements in brewing technology, contributing to the mass production and commercialization of beer.</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 Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution brought the nationwide Prohibition era, outlawing the sale of alcoholic beverages including beer.</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 Era</div><div class='timeline-text'>Prohibition ended with the ratification of the 21st Amendment, leading to a resurgence of breweries and the commercial beer industry.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Craft Beer Movement Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 1980s marked the beginning of the craft beer movement in the U.S., with more breweries creating unique, artisanal 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 Boom</div><div class='timeline-text'>The explosion of craft breweries lead to unprecedented choice and diversity in beer styles and flavors during the 2010s.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Drink 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'>Making beer is not as hard as you think. With the right equipment you can make your own beer in the comfort of your own home. It's a great way to celebrate National Drink Beer Day.</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'>Go to a brewery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a day trip and visit a brewery near you. Most breweries offer tours and guided tastings, so it's a great way to learn about the process of making beer and sample some of their unique creations.</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'>Host a beer tasting</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for an evening of beer tasting. Buy some different kinds of beers from around the world and give everyone the chance to sample each one. Make sure to have some snacks on hand as well.</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'>Attend a beer festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are usually lots of local beer festivals around this time of year, so find one near you and go sample some beers with your friends. It's a great way to discover new beers and support local brewers.</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'>Make beer cocktails</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Beer cocktails are becoming increasingly popular, so why not try making one yourself? With just a few simple ingredients like beer, juice, soda, and other mixers, you can create some delicious drinks that are perfect for National Drink Beer Day.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Drink 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'>It's a great way to unwind and relax</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>After a long and stressful day, there's nothing quite like cracking open a cold beer and taking a moment to relax. National Drink Beer Day is the perfect excuse to kick back, unwind, and enjoy a refreshing beverage.</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'>It brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Beer has a way of bringing people together. Whether it's enjoying a pint with friends at a bar, or hosting a backyard BBQ with a few cold ones, beer has a way of creating bonds and fostering good times.</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'>It's a chance to try new and unique beers</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With the rise of craft breweries, there are now endless options when it comes to beer. National Drink Beer Day is the perfect opportunity to try out a new and unique brew that you may not have had before. Who knows, you may just discover your new favorite beer!</p></div></div>

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When is National Drink Beer Day?

National Drink Beer Day is celebrated on September 28 every year. In 2024 National Drink Beer Day will occur on a Saturday.

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