National Rotate Your Beer Day – May 1, 2023

National Rotate Your Beer Day celebrates one of the world’s favorite alcoholic beverages on May 1 every year. However, the main purpose of the day is to encourage people to purchase and sell fresh beer. This is essential if one wants to enjoy the true taste of the beverage. Not a fan of the typical store-bought beer? Well, in that case, we suggest you try out different flavors such as fruit beer, lager, or coffee beer. The aim is to honor the day by drinking fresh beer.

History of National Rotate Your Beer Day

National Rotate Your Beer Day was created in 2019 by the Superior Beverage Group — a business as old as 1922. The question is, why did the organization form a day for beer rotation? Well, it’s because beer is among the world’s top three beverages and should be consumed at its freshest taste. Here’s a little history of beer. Before beer took on its current form, brewing emerged 5,000 years ago in Babylonia. During that time, there was no machinery, and beer was created by humans, including the malting process of grains. According to historical data, beer also made its way to Egypt and was brewed there from 3100 B.C. to 2686 B.C. Since beer is healthy, people from different strata started to consume it across Egypt. Beer became such an important part of the culture that many Egyptian tombs have drawings that depict people drinking beer from jars. Several ancient texts hint that the Egyptians also had various types of beer such as dark beer, sweet beer, thick beer, friend’s beer, garnished beer, and beer of the protector. Breweries were built across the region, and women became an important part of the workforce.

The Egyptians also started to export beer to cities nearby during the Hellenistic period. Their tax inspectors even carried the titles, Inspector of the Breweries and Royal Chief Beer Inspector. Unfortunately, when Egypt was taken over by Rome, beer was replaced with wine in the region. However, the love for beer continued to reach other nations, and it became a favorite of people in Gaul and Spain.

National Rotate Your Beer Day timeline

7000 B.C.
Brewing Ecstacy

The earliest-known beer is brewed in the village of Jiahu in China.

450 B.C.
Self Control

Sophocles, a Greek writer, talks about drinking beer in moderation.

21st Century
The Modern Way

Beer is made from stainless-steel equipment and computer-controlled automated operations.

2006
Drink Up

It is estimated that a total of 35 billion gallons of beer are sold per year.

National Rotate Your Beer Day FAQs

Who first invented beer?

According to several references, the first barley beer was invented in the Middle East.

Does beer make you fat?

Overdrinking and eating food with alcoholic drinks can make you gain weight. However, drinking beer in moderation in portions less than 17 oz does not lead to weight gain.

Is beer good for your health?

A beer a day can benefit the heart and control blood sugar.

National Rotate Your Beer Day Activities

  1. Buy your favorite beer

    Buy your favorite beer and drink the day away to celebrate this day. Just make sure the drink you buy is fresh and keeps up with the day's tradition. Drink up!

  2. Treat your friends

    Have you been planning to treat your friends? Well, today is the day! Take them to their favorite bar or head to their homes with a case of beer cans in your hand.

  3. Go barhopping

    Today is the day you can go wild and explore the city. Go bar-hopping with your friends and head out to places you have never visited before. Make sure the beer you order is fresh and different from the packed beer available in stores.

5 Amazing Facts About Beer

  1. The strongest beer in the world

    Snake venom is known to be the strongest beer in the world, with an A.B.V. of 67.5%.

  2. Top beer-producing countries

    The list includes China, the United States, Germany, Russia, and Brazil.

  3. The oldest brewery in the world

    The Weihenstephan brewery in Freising, Germany, was founded in 1040.

  4. There is a museum dedicated to beer

    The largest museum for beermaking is found in Altenburg, Germany.

  5. Beer consumed yearly

    A total of 50 billion gallons of beer are consumed across the world.

Why We Love National Rotate Your Beer Day

  1. It’s a fun day to drink

    We love the day because it's an occasion where people can enjoy and pop open a beer or two. This encourages gatherings and fun meet-ups with friends and family.

  2. It encourages beer rotation

    The day serves the purpose of encouraging beer rotation. Hence, breweries, retailers, and bartenders are pushed to serve beer that is fresh and delicious.

  3. It promotes businesses

    To celebrate the day, many people step out to have a light drink or two with friends and loved ones. This immediately increases the sale of beer and provides an instant profit to the industry.

National Rotate Your Beer Day dates

YearDateDay
2022May 1Sunday
2023May 1Monday
2024May 1Wednesday
2025May 1Thursday
2026May 1Friday
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