Did you even know that America has a national drink beer day? Did you know that it's also known as drink beer day and drink a beer day? And did you know that national drink beer day is today, Saturday 28th September?
Whether or not you knew, i'll bet all you beer lovers out there are pleased to learn that when you enjoy drinking your beer today you will be doing so along with many others who also didn't know it was drink beer day today.
You may think that it's a bad idea to have a day dedicated to something that is potentially harmful to health. But according to some experts, drinking one beer a day is actually healthy.
The experts who hold this opinion claim that drinking a beer a day, as opposed to eating an apple a day, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and diabetes. The motto "everything in moderation including moderation" springs to mind.
These days, beer is available in a whole host of different flavors and strengths. And according to the Beer Institute, the good citizens of North Dakota consume the most beer in the country, a massive 45.8 gallons per capita annually!
It also seems that Tennessee loves its beer. Allen Troy Brooks, aged 67, from Colombia Tenn., even went as far as calling 911 when he realized he'd run out of beer. He told the operator: "Hey, you want to take me to the store? I want to go to the store to get me a beer. I'll pay you."
Naturally the 911 dispatcher politely declined his offer to which he replied: "she should come now." Brooks was arrested for making a false 911 call but be claims he made a mistake and was trying to dial a friend.
So what will you be doing on national drink a beer day? Now you know that it exists. Bear in mind that in honor of the day many pubs, bars and restaurants are running some great deals on a variety of beers.
Cheers America! and as they say in Britain, a country also well-known for its love of beer, "bottoms up!"