Did you know there was a fun holiday in honor of beer? American Beer Day is observed by lager lovers on October 27 each year – although we wouldn’t recommend asking your boss for the day off to celebrate! Instead, you could do other beer-related activities and of course, spruce up your home bar with some new decor.
A Brief History of Beer
You may think that beer came to the States with the first European colonists. But historical records indicate that Native Americans were brewing beer long before then. By the 17th century, English and Dutch settlers started producing their own brews for locals.
It wasn’t until the late 19th century that mass production of beer began. One notable brewing company, D.G. Yuengling & Son, was founded in 1829 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. It’s still producing beer today, making it the oldest operating brewing company in America. Now that’s an achievement worth drinking to!
The Beer Industry Today
The American beer industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years. Alongside major brewing companies there are countless microbreweries and craft breweries producing unique, artisanal beer. Home brewing is growing in popularity too. If you decide to try your hand at home brewing, you’ll be in good company; presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were both home brewers!
How to Celebrate American Beer Day
The most obvious activity is to literally drink to the day! Alternatively, you could sample American-made beer at your favorite bar, take a tour of a local brewery, or throw a beer-tasting party at home.
If you’re thinking of hosting family, friends, and fellow beer-lovers, you’ll need to get your home bar looking beer-rilliant! Our collection of beer signs has something for everyone, including bar rules signs, drinking quote signs, and personalized pub signs. So pour yourself a cold one and start shopping! Because beer is always the answer… even if you can’t remember the question.