It's not like we really need a day dedicated to beer to celebrate our favorite drink -- but it sure doesn't hurt.
Established in 2009 and recognized every April 7, National Beer Day celebrates the establishment of the Cullen-Harrison Act, which legalized the sale of beer and went into effect on April 7, 1933.
Supposedly Virginia resident Justin Smith came up with the idea while drinking pints with friends at his local Buffalo Wild Wings. “It’s not about what beer does, it’s about what beer is,” Smith told a TV station in 2016. “It’s the quintessential beverage that you can do so many different flavor pairings, you’re going to get flavors that you can’t get from anything else, because there’s so many things you can put in a beer.”
We’ll drink to that, today and everyday, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate your love of beer in Atlanta and beyond.
What to drink
AJC beer writer Bob Townsend has shown love to several local beers of late. If you’re trying to decide what to order at your local watering hole or which six-pack to pick up on your way home from work, give these a try:
Where to drink
There are plenty of spots to wet your whistle in metro Atlanta. Try a few of these:
Did you know?
According to a NationalToday.com Beer Day Survey...
1 in 3 Americans drink more than 5 bottles of beer a week.
Lager is the most preferred beer, with stouts as the least popular.