It’s National Beer Lovers Day, and you know what that means… Yup, it’s time for a beer!

It’s not like we really need a special day to celebrate beer, but since we love beer on any given day anyway, we’re ok with having a special day to call our own. Besides, this is great reason to try something new.

Observed annually on September 7th, National Beer Lovers Day should not be confused with…

National Beer Day, which is celebrated each April 7 each year to mark the day that the Cullen–Harrison Act was enacted after having been signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933. This led to the Eighteenth Amendment being repealed on December 5, 1933, with ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. April 6, the day prior to National Beer Day, is known as New Beer’s Eve.

(source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Beer_Day)

We Americans love our beer, and we always appreciate an opportunity to enjoy a pint or two, so this holiday (of sorts), which happens to fall on a Friday, provides the perfect chance to pop a top and chill with a friend.
Beer has been around a long time and is the most popular adult beverage in the world. Many agree that it predates known history, and with its thousands of varieties, beer continues to change and evolve.

Our history is steeped in beer! Our first President of the United States, George Washington, recorded a recipe for brewing beer, and Samuel Adams holds a place in beer history as a beer brewer. Our nation’s founders included many beer lovers and patriots. Maybe that’s part of what makes this great nation great (just a thought).

It’s often agreed that our rich brewing history is further shared from beer-loving German immigrants during the mid-1800s. Some of their family names are as familiar today as they were a hundred and fifty years ago.

But craft beer history goes way back to 4300 BC, where Babylonian clay tablets detail the first known recipe for beer. And archaeologists have found over a hundred Egyptian prescriptions calling for beer dating back to 1600 BC. Sounds like good medicine to us. We know from experience that beer can help heal a hangover (lol).

“He was a wise man, who invented beer.”

— Plato, Philosopher

Many craft brewers are celebrating with special recipes created for beer lovers and shared this day. We encourage you to tempt your palette and enjoy something new and unique today. Who knows, you may discover a new personal favorite (always a sweet treat).

Since this holiday arrives just days before Oktoberfest, which is celebrated worldwide, we might even suggest an Oktoberfest beer, of which there are many fantastic choices. Who knows, we might even make a weekend of it.

”Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.”

~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

Celebrate with us. Share this post and use hashtag #NationalBeerLoversDay in your posts today! With your help, we can make everyday beer lovers day.

Cheers!

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We have lots of great books on the subject along with everything you’ll need to get started.

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National Beer Day  |  National American Beer Day  |  National Lager Day  |  National Beer Can Appreciation Day

GOVERNMENT WARNING: (1) According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. (2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery and may cause health problems.