National Beer Beer Day

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Ladies and Gentlemen grab your mugs, steins, and frosty pint glasses, because it's time to celebrate everyone's favorite malty, hoppy beverage. Yes, you got it right! Today we're going to dive in, headfirst, into the frothy, bubbly history of an absolutely orangic day, National Beer Day. By the way, this one holds 'hi(story)' in high regard, so stick with us for your daily pint of knowledge.

When is Beer Beer Day?

It's national beer beer day on the 8th April.

The History Behind National Beer Day

What started as a grassroots movement (pun intended) on social media ended up becoming a juggernaut of a day celebrated by brew lovers around the world. According to our records, the first mentions of National Beer Day goes as far back as 2930 mentions online, with its peak popularity being on April 8, 2015. Now, isn’t that interesting? Also, why is it on April 7? Well hold your beer, folks, there's a really cool history behind it.

A Barrel of History

National Beer Day is celebrated on April 7 to mark the day that the Cullen–Harrison Act was signed into law which redefined an 'Intoxicating Beverage' in the United States. This law went into effect on April 7, 1933, allowing folks to legally buy, sell, and drink beer. Hence, April 7, got its special place on the calendar as our beloved 'National Beer Day'.

Cheers to Today

Today, breweries and bars host special events and offer discounts, beer enthusiasts share their favorite brews on social media, and people gather together to appreciate this timeless beverage. In a world of endless beer styles, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste, whether you’re a fan of a hearty stout, a crisp lager, or a tangy sour.

Beer, More Than Just a Drink

Did you know beer is one of the world's oldest prepared beverages, possibly dating back to the early Neolithic or 9500 BC? It's not just a drink, it's a legacy. A frothy toast to human civilization. So, the next time you're sipping your favorite beer, remember you're sharing a gulp of history.

History behind the term 'Beer Beer'

4300 BC

Early Beginnings

Beer is believed to have originated around 4300 BC in ancient Mesopotamia, modern-day Iran and Iraq. The Sumerians, an ancient civilization in Mesopotamia, were the first to discover the brewing process. Beer was made by fermenting grains such as barley, resulting in a low-alcohol beverage. It was a staple in the Sumerian diet and considered a gift from the gods.


Reinheitsgebot: The German Beer Purity Law

In 1516, the German Beer Purity Law, also known as Reinheitsgebot, was enacted in the Bavarian region of Germany. This law stated that beer could only be brewed using barley, water, and hops. The Reinheitsgebot aimed to maintain the quality of beer and prevent the use of inferior ingredients. It is considered one of the oldest food laws in the world.


Oktoberfest: Celebrating Beer

Oktoberfest, the world's largest beer festival, began in 1810 in Munich, Germany. The festival originally commemorated the wedding of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. It included horse races, agricultural displays, and of course, beer. Oktoberfest has since become synonymous with beer and attracts millions of visitors from around the globe each year.


Bottle Revolution: The Invention of Beer Bottles

In 1869, the invention of the beer bottle revolutionized the beer industry. Prior to this, beer was primarily served in wooden casks or sold directly from the tap. The introduction of the beer bottle allowed for easier distribution and storage. It also helped preserve the freshness and quality of the beer, leading to increased popularity and accessibility.


Prohibition Ends in the United States

The year 1933 marked the end of Prohibition in the United States, a period where the production and sale of alcoholic beverages, including beer, were prohibited. The ratification of the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment, effectively ending Prohibition. The repeal of Prohibition led to a resurgence of the brewing industry in the U.S. and the birth of many iconic American beer brands.


Craft Beer Movement

The craft beer movement began to take shape in the 1970s, with a growing interest in unique and flavorful beers. Microbreweries started popping up, offering a wide range of craft beers with distinct tastes and styles. This movement revitalized the beer industry and paved the way for innovation and experimentation in brewing techniques. Craft beer has since gained a devoted following worldwide.


Beer's Global Popularity

In the present day, beer is one of the most widely consumed alcoholic beverages globally. It has become deeply embedded in various cultures, with each region having its own beer traditions and preferences. Beer festivals, breweries, and beer tourism have become significant cultural attractions, contributing to local economies and promoting beer appreciation worldwide.

Did you know?

Did you know that in the Middle Ages, beer was consumed more than water as the alcohol made it safer?


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First identified

6th April 2015

Most mentioned on

8th April 2015

Total mentions


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