Today Is National Drink Beer Day
Happy National Drink Beer Day!
There is still time to celebrate! Not that most people need a reason to drink a beer, but if you're looking for a reason, now you've got one.
In honor of today's holiday, here are some beer fun facts!
- In the Middle Ages, German monks became master brewers! They came up with some of the fermentation techniques that are still used today.
- More than a third of people surveyed by nationaltoday.com said that when meeting friends at a bar, the go-to beverage is beer.
- Two-thirds of people in the same survey, claim to prefer domestic beer to imported beer.
- Massachusetts is the state that loves beer the most.
- Ales and lagers are distinguished by the type of yeast used in the fermentation process.
- National Drink Beer Day coincidentally (or perhaps on purpose, no one is quite sure) falls on Arthur Guinness' birthday! Arthur Guinness is the founder of Guinness Brewery in Dublin, Ireland.
- A beer flight consists of 3-5 small samples of beer offered in a pub or brewery. The samples are usually 5-7 ounces. The beertender usually lines up the glasses from lightest to darkest/strongest.
As always, drink responsibly.
Also, if drinking isn't your thing, that's cool too! No pressure.
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