National Beer Day

National Beer Day

Brooke Thompson

National Beer Day is April 7, and is it a coincidence that National Beer Day is on a Friday? Doubtful. It falls on a day where it can be celebrated fully with no thoughts of tomorrow. In order to bask in a day to celebrate beer, we must be educated on the origins of it. According to Livescience, the invention of beer occurred around “10,000 B.C.E. in Mesopotamia, the region of southwest Asia currently occupied by Iraq.” Supposedly, a farmer tasted water that had bread sitting in it for a day or two, and beer was born. Why would someone drink water with soggy old bread in it, we will never know. However, beer did come out of it, so not many people are upset by this.
To learn what people had to say about beer, we conducted a survey for National Beer Day. According to our survey, 77.78% of the participants prefer domestic beer rather than imported. According to The Huffington Post, the best-selling domestic beer is Bud Light. There have been over 200,000,000 cases of it sold. The average price of Bud Light is $20.26, and total sales of it exceed $5,000,000,000. Budweiser, Coors Light, Miller Light, and Natural Light follow Bud Light in popularity. Our survey also found that 47.37% of our participants preferred beer over wine and liquor.
To make your National Beer Day even better, here are some fast facts about beer thanks to Fact Slides:

  1. Cenosillicaphobia is actually the fear of an empty beer glass.
  2. After consuming 60 pints of beer, a Scotsman endured the world’s longest hangover that lasted 4 weeks.  
  3. Nigeria drinks more Guinness beer than Ireland does.
  4. Typically, the darker and more bitter the beer is, the higher the alcohol content.
  5. Think about this: as you are reading this article, about 50 million people in the world are drunk… yep, right at this very moment.

That means go join in the fun, celebrate your Friday night with a cold one, and enjoy National Beer Day!