On April 7, 1933, President Roosevelt took the major first step toward ending Prohibition and signed a law allowing people to brew and distribute beer in the United States. Upon signing the legislation, FDR famously stated, "I think this would be a good time for a beer.” For the first time in thirteen years, beer drinkers celebrated and were happy to be able to purchase beer again. On that same day, 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed, inspiring the holiday celebrated today. For all you beer lovers out there – remember, always drink responsibly and never drink and drive. So, take a toast with us by celebrating National Beer Day on April 7, Cheers!
Why We Love National Beer Day
A. The taste
According to researchers, the taste of beer releases a chemical in the brain which makes people want to drink more. Moreover, beer’s taste – without even any effect from alcohol – can trigger the production of dopamine in the brain, the study by researchers from Indiana University found.
B. Beer brings people together
Beer provides that little bit of a reason needed to hang out with those we love. “Hey Hubert, want to grab a beer sometime?” Or “Hey Rihanna, want to grab a beer sometime?” I like to pretend I’m friends with Rihanna.
C. Beer is a reward
Beer is not just a drink, it is an achievement of sorts. From all the hard work that gets done – it ends with everyone getting together for a beer. It’s sort of like a gold medal at the end of anyone’s day.
How to Celebrate National Beer Day
1. Chill some beers, call some friends
Drive to your local beer-selling grocery store and pick up a nice, refreshing 12-pack, or 24-pack if you will. Call up your pals and have a great time catching up with some brews in hand.
2. Tour your local brewery
Go online and search for a brewery near you. You’ll be amazed at the various locations you’ll find, it doesn’t take much planning to have a great time at a brewery.
3. Throw a kegger
Turn up that dance music and let the good times roll. A good keg party is always memorable… or not.