National American Beer Day is observed across America on October 27th and celebrates homemade bubbly beer! Although Americans are not at all opposed to tasting beer from producers of other countries, today everyone is trying to support the brewers of their state. Well, prepare your glasses too!
We haven’t found the person who founded National Day. However, we affirm: he definitely loved this drink! The history of beer is as old as the world. Presumably it appeared 7000 years ago, was founded in the United States only in the 16th century. Perhaps this is the merit of the Virginian colonists, who noticed the abundance of corn fields and began to brew ale. We love it so far!
As of 2019, there are about 7000 breweries in the United States. This number includes small private organizations, medium and large. Yuengling is considered the oldest. The company has been operating since 1829 and successfully continues its work. The institution wins awards: the last one was in 2018 for the 1st place in the competition of the best craft breweries.
It wasn’t always like that. In 1919, Prohibition was issued in the form of the 18th amendment to the constitution. This situation undermined the activity of breweries and private manufacturers. This went on for 13 years. The legality of homebrewing occurred in 1978.
It is noteworthy that:
- the color saturation of the drink depends on the amount of malt;
- Pabst Blue Ribbon beer came with a blue ribbon: it was expensive, but it made history;
- Kentucky Common is the oldest ale in the United States;
- Pumpkin Ale is made from malt with the addition of pumpkin pulp.
How to celebrate
National American Beer Day is the best time to gather with friends, sample different beers, chat and have fun. Try to make your own drink – use recipes or expert knowledge. Treat loved ones with your creation, share photos on social networks. Visit your favorite brewery and learn more about the production processes.
When is American Beer Day celebrated in 2022?
American Beer Day is observed on October 27 each year.