Hold My Beer – it’s National Beer Day!

April 7 is National Beer Day and while we’re an area known for award-winning wines, we’re seeing more local microbreweries and taphouses hopping up in the Tri-Cities (see what we did there?).

The unofficial holiday marks the day that beer was allowed to be legally manufactured and sold in the country after a years-long dry spell.

Fans of this particular day even created a precursor – New Beer’s Eve – so people can start celebrating early!

To honor the intoxicatingly jovial holiday, we’ve put together a list of 7 fun beer facts you may not have known of! So hold our beer while we serve up some interesting nuggets of info on this hoppy drink!

1 - Lager is the most common style of beer, while Ales are the oldest.

2 - The first modern American IPA was Anchor Liberty Ale.

3 - North Dakota drinks more beer than anyone. Don’t worry, we’re curious about this as well.

4 - Mississippi and Alabama legalized homebrewing in 2013.

5 - Grass straws were invented by the Sumerians for drinking beer to avoid sediment.

6 - During Prohibition, people were prescribed “medical beer.”

7 - The moon has a crater named Beer.

a group cheers pints of beer

Local Breweries

If you’re interested in learning more about beer – check out any of our local breweries and hear how they got their start! In fact, here’s 7 reasons to explore and sample on #NationalBeerDay! Just drink responsibly and remember to plan for a lift!

1 - Atomic Ale Brewpub & Eatery

2 - Barley’s Brew Hub

3 - Bombing Range Brewing Company

4 - Brews Taphouse & Growler Fills

5 - Ice Harbor Brewing Company

6 - Moonshot Brewing

7 - White Bluffs Brewing