April 7 is, apparently, National Beer Day, marking the effective date of the Cullen-Harrison Act, when, prior to the official end of Prohibition on December 5, 1933, Americans could return to purchasing beer that was no stronger than 4.05 percent ABV…
Here’s what a very nice flack sent me this morning…read the stats and ask yourself “Have I truly done my part for American beer consumption???”
Did you know:
69 percent of Americans drink two or more bottles of beer a week. That’s at least 104 beers per person per year!
To conduct the NationalToday.com Beer Day Survey, the researchers at National Today —America’s favorite online destination to commemorate quirky and fun holidays—asked 1,100 Americans ages 21+ about their feelings on everyone’s favorite hoppy holiday.
NATIONALTODAY.COM’S BEER DAY SURVEY
(survey of 1,100 Americans, conducted in March 2017)
ALMOST HALF OF AMERICANS ARE BEER DRINKERS
45 percent of Americans report drinking beer. 1 in 3 Americans prefer imported beer, while the majority (67%) usually opt for domestic.
17 percent OF AMERICANS DRINK AT LEAST 1 BEER PER DAY
1 in 3 Americans will indulge in a bottle of beer a week, while 34 percent will drink 2-4 bottles per week. But 1 in 4 Americans like to cut loose: 18 percent drink 5-9 bottles a week, while another 8 percent drink 10-15.
BEER REIGNS SUPREME IN A RANKING OF THE MOST POPULAR BAR DRINKS
#1: Beer (47%)
#2: Margarita (22%)
#3: Wine (17%)
#4: Cosmopolitan (6%)
#5: Gin & tonic (5%)
John Foyston is Oregon's longest serving beer writer, and wrote a
weekly beer column for The Oregonian until just recently. His
work has appeared on CNN, and in Beer Connoisseur, Celebrator Beer
News, Oregon Beer Growler, Mix Magazine and other publications and
will occasionally appear on these pages, at least until Angelo and DJ
get tired of him too...He can be followed on Twitter at @beerherejohnny.