National Beer Day: Health Benefits Of Beer And Where To Drink For Free

Today is National Beer Day. Why not take advantage of this nationally recognized holiday and raise your glass in celebration? If alcohol isn’t your thing, don’t panic! Choose from a variety of non-alcoholic beer, created just for you.

National Beer Day is celebrated every year on April 7, according to Bustle. It was on that particular day in 1933 that President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen-Harrison Act. This act essentially ended Prohibition and legalized the sale of low-alcohol beer in the United States. In his own words, FDR stated,

I think this would be a good time for a beer.”

Franklin truly believed that, when consumed in moderation, alcoholic beverages were beneficial. Men’s Health recently informed readers the former president was probably right. Here are a few benefits to consider.

Italian research shows drinking beer may be good for your heart. In this study, when compared to non-drinkers, those who drank moderately had a 42 percent lower risk of heart disease. In this instance, the term “moderately” means drinking no more than one pint a day.

Dutch research indicates drinking a beer or two, be it on National Beer Day or any other day of the week, just might help prevent type 2 diabetes. In a study of 38,000 men who drank moderately over a four-year period, they were less likely to be diagnosed with the disease than non-drinkers.

If you’ve ever had the unpleasant experience of dealing with kidney stones, you know how painful it can be. Drinking beer can actually help to prevent the problem altogether. Researchers in Finland indicate that for every one bottle of beer a person drinks in a day, the risk of developing kidney stones decreases by a whopping 40 percent.

Are you planning on working out on National Beer Day? If so, Spanish researchers have good news. Say goodbye to Gatorade and drink a post-workout beer instead. According to statistics, people who choose beer over a sports drink or water get re-hydrated quicker.

Regardless of your geographical location, on National Beer Day, chances are you’ll be able to snag a freebie or two. Worst-case scenario, you’ll be drinking your beer and a discount.

International Business Times just published a list of several retailers who are offering cheap beer to celebrate this holiday. If you want to save some cash, it’s totally worth it to take a look. These are just a few examples.

  • If you’re in New York and anywhere near Grand Central Terminal, you’re definitely in luck. Many of the restaurants are running special deals. This includes the Tri Tip Grill, Central Market New York And Shake Shack.
  • In Oviedo, Florida, Beef O’ Brady’s is serving up free beer and other great specials, all day long.
  • Are you in the vicinity of Scottsdale, Arizona? Head on over to Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery and taste-test a new beer, on the house.
  • Old Tavern Grill, in Morristown, New Jersey, will serve you a free burger. If your name is “Beer” or something close to it. It could happen!
  • If you’ve always wanted to brew your own beer, now is your chance. Northern Brewers’ is offering a homebrew starter kit at a $60 discount. Visit the website for more information.

How do you celebrate National Beer Day? Have you recently discovered a little-known craft beer you just can’t live without? Is a bar or restaurant in your area offering a freebie worth sharing with other readers? Feel free to leave your National Beer Day-related comments below.

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