When is National American Beer Day?
The 27th of October is National American Beer Day.
What is National American Beer Day?
Beer: the final frontier. Well, maybe not, but you couldn’t be faulted for thinking so. Craft brewing has revolutionized the American beer terrain, and on National American Beer Day we revel in the expanding selection of American brews.
From vast commercial entities to the multitude of micro-brews, even your average grocery store now carries a diverse selection of American beer. The American beer landscape has changed dramatically in the last 30 years. Larger commercial brewers offer drinkable beverages while micro-brewers produce ever more creative and tantalizing concoctions.
And thanks to American hops, the craft beer explosion has produced a beer for every palate. Old school hop varieties (like Willamette and Summit) and new strains (like Azacca and Amarillo hops) allow brewers to create an unending assortment of flavors and styles. American pale ales, American IPAs, amber ales, cream ales, and Cascadian dark ales—all of these styles were developed in the United States. National American Beer Day celebrates the range of American-specific brews.
So whether you’re into Pennsylvania porters or West Coast IPAs, this is the day to honor the world of American Beers.
Fun facts about National American Beer Day!
- Brewers were using about 80 different varieties of hops in 2012, but that number will probably continue to grow.
- President Jimmy Carter legalized homebrewing in 1979, but it was illegal in Mississippi and Alabama as late as 2013.
- There were about 1.2 million homebrewers in the U.S in 2017.
- It takes water, a starch (usually malted barley), brewing yeast, and a flavoring (hops) to make beer.
- Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.
How to celebrate National American Beer Day:
Kick back with your friends and enjoy your favorite American Beer. Drink responsibly.
What’s the hashtag for National American Beer Day?
Use #AmericanBeerDay to celebrate American Beer on social media.