• Joe Johnson

Stats and Facts for National Beer Day

It's National Beer Day! On April 7th, 1933, a law took effect allowing people to brew and distribute beer again. It was the first big step toward ending Prohibition.

Today might be the best day of the YEAR, and here's why: It's National No Housework Day . . . National Burrito Day . . . and National BEER Day. Beer Day is the most widely celebrated of the three, so here are a few quick stats and facts . . .

1. The date wasn't chosen at random. 89 years ago today . . . on April 7th, 1933 . . . a new law took effect that allowed people to brew and distribute beer again. It was the first major step toward ending Prohibition.

2. Beer is the #1 drink we order at bars, and it's not even close. 47% of people say it's their go-to drink. Margaritas are next at 22%, then wine, cosmos, and gin-and-tonics.

3. Budweiser is the brand with the best name recognition. But the most POPULAR beer right now is Sam Adams. 49% of Americans have a positive opinion about the brand. Corona is next at 46%, and it's the most popular beer among women.

4. Here's a not-so-fun fact for tax season: The production, distribution, and sale of beer is heavily taxed. If it wasn't, beer would be about 40% cheaper.

5. The "fear of an empty beer glass" has its own word: Cenosillicaphobia (sen-oh-sill-ick-uh-fobia)

6. How early is too early to have your FIRST beer of the day? Well, maybe wait until AFTER work. But a recent poll also asked when it's acceptable to start drinking on weekends. The most common answer was noon.

(National Today / Wiki / YouGov / Forbes / YouGov)

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