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:
That means go join in the fun, celebrate your Friday night with a cold one, and enjoy National Beer Day!
Brooke is an English major and is from the two-traffic-light town of Glennville, Ga. When she’s not writing essays or reading literature books bigger than the dictionary, Brooke enjoys binge watching Netflix, adding to her makeup collection and all things “Frozen” (she may or may not have an Olaf pillow pet…). She is currently the Print Editor for the Reflector.