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National Beer Day – April 7 – Fun Beer Facts and Recipes

Beer lovers take note! April 7 is celebrated as National Beer Day. It’s a day to pour yourself a cold glass and celebrate with friends.

Did you know that the origin of beer day dates back to the prohibition era? Keep reading to learn more about this delicious beverage.

So many national days revolve around food and drink. Don’t know what they are? Be sure to check out this national days guide to read more about these special days.

April is a month full of national days devoted to all sorts of food. Check out the full list of April national food days here.A mug of beer against a black background and a barrel with a tap filled with beer to celebrate National Beer Day.

Many people think of Beer day as a way for breweries and bars to get people in the mood with fun activities to mark the day.

However, the origin of National Beer Day actually goes back as far as 1919 when Congress passed the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the sale, transportation and production of alcohol in the USA. 

This marked the beginning of the Prohibition era which caused many Americans to find other ways to enjoy their now forbidden beverages.

14 years later, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen-Harrison Act, which made the sale and consumption of beer and wine and other low alcohol beverages legal again. The act passed on March 22, 1922 but went into effect on April 7 of that year.  

All these years later, beer drinkers around the country still celebrate this day with a pint of lager, pale ale or their favorite type of beer. Also many restaurants around the country will be offering deals on beer. Be sure to check your favorite restaurant to see what they have planned.

If you are looking for an additional way to celebrate with beer, try adding in a plate of oysters. That way, you’ll also be celebrating National Oyster Day, too!

Fun facts about beer

Beer is made by combining four basic ingredients: Barley, hops, water and yeast. But the similarity ends there when you consider the various tastes that a glass of beer has depending on the brand.

Here are some beer facts you may not know.A mug of beer on a counter with a person wearing plaid behind it and a text overlay that says "fun facts about beer".

  • Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage around the world, only surpassed by water and tea.
  • The green beer consumed on St. Patrick’s Day was created in 1914 by adding laundry detergent to the beer. Fortunately now it is dyed with nontoxic food dye.
  • New Hampshire consumes more beer than any other state.
  • The fear of an empty beer glass is called Cenosillicaphobia.
  • Snake Venom is the World’s Strongest Beer. It is made by the Scottish brewery Brewmeister and boasts 67.5% alcohol by volume.  Most beer has under 10%!
  • Slugs are attracted to beer. Place glasses of it around hosta plants to keep them in the glass and away from your plants.
  • Beer wasn’t considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.
  • Africa brews a beer made from bananas!
  • Beer was produced as far back as 7000 years ago in what is known today as Iran.
  • Oktoberfest is a month long holiday that features beer.
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Ways to observe National Beer Day

Celebrate this national drink day with one of the ideas below!

  • Spread the word on social media with the hashtags #nationalbeerday and #beerday
  • Get together with some friends and celebrate with a beer or two. But remember to always drink responsibly and never drink and drive.
  • Grab a beer kit and make your own beer.
  • Save the bottle caps from beer bottles and use them in crafts.
  • Use beer to make a tasty recipe.
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Recipes using beer in the ingredients

From dip to main course, beer is the secret ingredient for making these dishes extra tasty. Recipes with beer are always so much fun to cook and eat.The words "recipes using beer" in between two beer recipes, the top one being beer battered shrimp, and the bottom being beef stew.

There are almost 2000 national days. Don’t miss any of them. Be sure to check back often to see which national day we are celebrating.  And be sure to check out the list of national days in April to find other food and drink related special days.

Be sure to also check out these other national days that feature alcohol:

Do you like to solve puzzles? Be sure to check out the April word search printable here. It features several of the April national days hidden in a word find puzzle.

If you’d like to learn about more April food and drink days, watch this YouTube video.

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