Beer Trivia: 10 Facts That Beer Lovers Will Appreciate! by Donna John

2 years ago
Beer Trivia: 10 Facts That Beer Lovers Will Appreciate!

To mark our nation's 240th birthday, the Beer Institute released the top 10 facts for July 4th about the beer industry!

  1. Last year Americans spent an estimated $1 billion on beer to celebrate Independence Day.
  2. Thomas Jefferson was said to have composed the first draft of the Declaration of Independence over a cold draft at the Indian Queen tavern in Philadelphia.
  3. The first colonial brewery was built in 1632 on Brewers Street in New Amsterdam, now New York City. Today, there are over 5,500 licensed breweries in the U.S.
  4. George Washington was an accomplished brewmaster, and he maintained a private brewery at his home in Mount Vernon.
  5. During Colonial Times the American brewing industry was so well established that George Washington other patriots argued for a boycott of English beer imports. 
  6. As Commander of the Continental Army, George Washington proclaimed that every one of his troops would receive a quart of beer with his daily rations.
  7. On March 22, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed legislation allowing people to buy, sell and drink beer containing up to 3.2% alcohol by weight. The law went into effect on April 7, which is now celebrated as National Beer Day.
  8. In 1862 President Lincoln signed legislation to tax beer to help finance the government during the Civil War. Today, federal, state and local governments collect more than $48.5 billion in tax revenue from the beer industry.
  9. Beer still remains important today as roughly 1.75 million Americans have jobs as a result of the American beer industry.
  10. Last July 4th weekend AAA estimated that about 35.5 million Americans took a trip in a car. The Beer Institute urges everyone to drink responsibly this July 4th weekend as well as throughout the year.

Have a great 4th!

Meredith Schneider
Awesome beers facts! Safe and happy 4th of July to all! xo ;) <3

I am not from your country so will you tell me what was the event on July 4th.
Yeah awesome beer facts even I am a great beer lover & usually read blogs related to beer because I want to keep all beer at my bonded warehouse which is in UK. My Beer Warehouse name is "BondedPro" even I am looking forward to supply best beer all over the world through my website ( that's why I want to know each occasions of beer.
Donna John
Hi, there! Here's what you need to know: On July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event.
Donna John
They were interesting,, Meredith Schneider! Happy July 4th! Have fun and be safe!

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