National Drink Beer Day

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Did you know that there exists a day fully dedicated to the frothy beverage that is beer? Buckle up beer lovers, National Drink Beer Day is your heaven-on-earth celebration. Observed on the 28th of September, this day is all about making some unforgettable beer memories. But, of course, with a dash of responsibility.

When is Drink Beer Day?

It's national drink beer day on the 28th September.

A Brief History on National Drink Beer Day

It’s believed that as long as there have been people, there has been beer. In fact, beer brewing is one of the oldest (and greatest) human inventions. Feeling grateful yet? The National Drink Beer Day seems to have appeared out of the haze of a chilled beer mug sometime around 2015, with the highest recorded social media mentions tipping the scale at 36825 on the 28th of September. Although the founding member of this glorious day remains as mysterious as the beer's secret recipe, the love for the beverage has ensured the day's growing popularity each year.

Responsible Drinking

The key word on National Drink Beer Day is always responsibility. It’s a day of appreciation and respect for the craft of brewing. So get ready to enjoy your favourite malt but remember - drinking responsibly means not only taking care of your health but also ensuring safety for others. Pacing yourself, drinking water between the pints and never ever drinking and driving are the golden rules to remember.

Beer - A Reason For Community Cheer

National Drink Beer Day has magically transformed from an excuse to down a pint or two into a celebration that brings people together. It's a day when the clanking of beer glasses is heard across pubs and backyards, stirring a sense of communal cheer.

History behind the term 'Drink Beer'

5000 BC

Ancient Beginnings

Beer brewing can be traced back to as early as 5000 BC, with evidence of beer being produced in ancient civilizations such as Mesopotamia and Sumeria. These early brews were often made using fermented cereal grains, including barley and wheat. Beer was a staple drink in these cultures, and brewing techniques were passed down from generation to generation.


Reinheitsgebot: Beer Purity Law

In 1516, the Reinheitsgebot, also known as the Beer Purity Law, was enacted in the German duchy of Bavaria. This law stated that beer could only be made from barley, hops, and water, ensuring its quality and preventing the use of other potentially harmful or low-quality ingredients. The Reinheitsgebot had a significant impact on the brewing industry and helped establish brewing as a regulated and respected trade.


Celebrating Oktoberfest

The first Oktoberfest, a world-famous beer festival, took place in Munich, Germany in 1810. Originally held to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Oktoberfest quickly became an annual event. Today, millions of people from around the world gather in Munich each year to enjoy traditional German beer and festivities during the Oktoberfest celebration.


The Invention of Lager Beer

In 1873, the first successful refrigeration machine was invented by Carl von Linde in Germany. This breakthrough allowed for the production of lager beer, a type of beer that requires cool fermentation temperatures. Lager beer quickly gained popularity due to its crisp and clean taste, and it remains one of the most widely consumed beer styles worldwide.


Prohibition Era: The Rise of Speakeasies

During the Prohibition era in the United States (1920-1933), the production, sale, and distribution of alcoholic beverages, including beer, was prohibited. However, this led to the rise of illegal establishments called speakeasies, where people could secretly gather to drink alcohol. Many underground speakeasies served beer brewed at home or imported from other countries, contributing to the persistence of beer culture despite legal restrictions.


Craft Beer Renaissance

In the 1980s, a craft beer renaissance began in the United States and spread worldwide. Small, independent breweries started popping up and producing unique, flavorsome beers that went beyond the mass-produced offerings of larger beer corporations. This movement fueled the appreciation for artisanal brewing, experimental flavors, and the resurgence of traditional brewing techniques, contributing to the remarkable diversity in beer styles found today.


Beer's Global Popularity

Today, beer is enjoyed by people of various cultures and is deeply ingrained in social gatherings and celebrations worldwide. It has become a symbol of camaraderie, cultural identity, and enjoyment. The craft beer movement continues to thrive, with beer enthusiasts seeking new flavors, exploring different brewing methods, and supporting local breweries. Beer remains a beloved and ever-evolving beverage, reflecting the rich history and traditions of brewing.

Did you know?

Did you know that beer is among the world's oldest and most universally consumed alcoholic beverages? The Mesopotamians wrote a recipe for beer on one of their ancient tablets. How's that for a history lesson?


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First identified

15th March 2015

Most mentioned on

28th September 2015

Total mentions


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