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Are you looking for something to do this weekend? If so, you might be interested in finding out that Saturday, September 28, is National Drink Beer Day. We weren’t able to track the origin of the unofficial holiday, but we’re sure that many Wisconsinites would agree you don’t need an excuse to enjoy an ice-cold pint of your favorite brew.

To celebrate National Drink Beer Day, we thought we could come into the weekend with a few fun facts about the world’s oldest beverage of choice:

  • Beer brewing and drinking predates human history.
  • Beer Soup was a typical breakfast choice for people in medieval Europe.
  • Although there are hundreds of different kinds of styles of beers, they all fall into two primary categories, ales and lagers. Their differentiating factors come back to the type of yeast and how it ferments during the brewing process.
  • Munich’s most popular event, Oktoberfest, originally began as a celebration of the 1810 marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig.
  • Beer is the third-most popular drink in the world, following water and tea. It is worth noting; however, the most popular alcoholic beverage of choice.
  • Although Wisconsin is often known as the top drinking state, is actually #5. The most beer drinking per capita takes place in New Hampshire (as of 2017.)
  • If you’re looking for a craft beer, you will be happy to learn that most Americans live within 10 miles of a craft brewery.
  • The most expensive state to buy a beer may be Tennessee, which has the highest state excise taxes in the country.
  • Milwaukee is known as the beer capital of the world, as its home to a few of the most significant American brewers – Miller, Schlitz, Pabst and Blatz. The city also has a large German population.

If you plan to observe National Drink Beer Day this Saturday, please remember to do so responsibly. The Lions Pride Board and Staff would like to wish you a safe and enjoyable weekend!