National Beer Day

National Beer Day is observed next on Monday, April 7th, 2025 (293 days from today).

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One of the oldest drinks that man has created. The stele dates from around the 5th millennium BC and has been recorded in the ancient texts of ancient Egypt and the Mesopotamian civilization. Having existed for such a long time, the origin of beer may also be just a conjecture based on archaeological traces. By natural fermentation, beer was invented independently among civilizations all over the world. Chemical examination of ancient ceramic vessels revealed that beer (similar to wine) was produced around 7,000 BC in Mesopotamia, present-day Iran.

However, the term "beer" did not appear early. It is believed that the English word "beer" is come from the Celtic word that meaning a malt brewed by monks at the monastery of North Gaul, "beor".

National Beer Day is celebrated every year on April 7 in the United States, to honor the drink that is loved by many Americans. The day before This day is called New Year's Eve of New Beer. National Beer Day is created as a special day to acknowledge the date on which the Cullen-Harrison Act was enacted after being signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933.

History of National Beer Day

Roosevelt made his famous remark in signing the act, he said he thought that this would be the right time to drink beer. And then, on April 7, the law went into effect that year in states that had enacted the law that specifically authorize such sales. Beer compared to the Volstead Act limit of 0.5% can contain up to 3.2% alcohol by weight (or 4.05% by volume) because 3.2% is considered too low to produce intoxication.

People across the country responded by gathering outside breweries, some starting the night before. On that first day, 1.5 million cases of beer were consumed, inspiring future vacations. Today, National Beer Day is recognized on April 7, and before one day, April 6 is known as New Year's Eve.

Although the Cullen-Harrison Act was decided but the prohibition in the United States was not the official end (which happened on December 5, 1933, when the 21st Amendment was ratified). A "intoxicating drink" under the Volstead Act was redefine by the Cullen – Harrison Act. Therefore, April 7 is a holiday dedicated to beer and should not be confused with Abolition Day celebrated on December 5.

Reversing the ban on beer sales in the United States, to commemorate the day in 1933 that the Cullen-Harrison Act was signed into law, National Beer Day was created. In 2009, a Virginia man named Justin Smith, who was known as a person really like Beer, decided to create his own unofficial National Beer Day and celebrate this historic day. Since then, this day has been recognized unofficially by millions of beer fans across the country and the state of Virginia.

Mike Connolly, Smith started a Facebook page that share about Beer and any information about Beer after much encouragement from his friend, that was noticed by Colorado Brewer Eli Shayotovich. Through various social media, the new holiday was promoted by Smith’s and it was rewarded as the beer drinking app N/A created a National Beer Day badge to reward participants who chose one beer into the app on April 7. National Beer Day has gone viral on social media such as Facebook, Instagram every year on April 7 using the hashtag #NationalBeerDay. In 2017 Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe officially recognized the National Beer Day as a holiday. National Beer Day was officially recognized by Congress in the Dave Brat Congressional Record in 2017. In 2018, National Beer Day was officially recognized at the Virginia General Assembly, Federal Resolution 90 in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

How to observe National Beer Day

More than ever, there are countless beers popping up on store shelves. Experimenting with a crazy new beer can be a lot of fun. As one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, it's easy to find someone smashing a bottle. With almost any social gathering, any party, Beer pairs great, because there's a beer for almost everyone.

Beer may be healthier than other alcoholic beverages. With a lower alcohol content than wine or liquor, beer may be a safer and healthier choice for those who want to ingest but not drink too much. Enjoy a beer or two without the fear of a nasty hangover.

Maybe you feel like enjoying a beer in the comfort of your own home, or around a bonfire in the backyard. That's fine too - you can create a pack of six mixes and combinations for you to take with you because most beverage distributors or specialty beer shops let you do that. Today, there are many venues serving local and regional specialty beers. These establishments are at the forefront of beer and have a constantly changing menu, so check back often to see what's new. There's nothing better than celebrating National Beer Day with your friends next to a table full of beer mugs on it. Share your National Beer Day on social media with the hashtag #NationalBeerDay.


National Beer Day has been observed annually on April 7th.


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