Rejoice, beer lovers, for National Beer Day is upon us! The sudsy holiday is April 7, and HollywoodLife.com wants to help you have a great one! Find out where to get special discounts, yummy recipes and more info, here.
If you like beer, then you’re going to loooove April 7! That’s because it’s National Beer Day, and your perfect excuse to indulge as much as you want in the bubbly beverage! We want you to make the most of it, so here’s all the info you need:
Deals around the country:
— San Antonio Flavor (@saflavor) April 4, 2017
— Harold & Belle's (@HaroldandBelles) April 6, 2017
— The Bourbon Barrel (@SonoraBarrel) April 6, 2017
— Tropicana AC (@TropicanaAC) April 6, 2017
— Lottie's Pub (@lottiespub) March 25, 2017
Calling all beer lovers! We will be celebrating National Beer Day in the taproom on Friday (4/7)! Stop by for select $5|$10 growler fills! pic.twitter.com/4r9kjPisQL
— Sibling Revelry (@SibRevBrew) April 5, 2017
— Harpoon Brewery (@harpoonbrewery) April 6, 2017
National Beer Day is April 7th!
Your first domestic beer (bottle or draft) is only $1.00! pic.twitter.com/u9pJ2owhdk
— Hilligans (@hilligansbg) April 3, 2017
— Urban Bricks Pizza (@UrbnBricksPizza) April 5, 2017
New beers to try in honor of the holiday:
Get excited for National Beer Day tomorrow! We are tapping "Red Heather," our latest Heather Ale from the experimental system – cheers!!
— Metazoa Brewing Co. (@MetazoaBrewing) April 6, 2017
— Virginia Beer Co. (@VirginiaBeerCo) April 6, 2017
— 3 Daughters Brewing (@3DBrewing) April 6, 2017
If you want to celebrate National Beer Day with a bit of a kick, try a boilermaker.
- 1 oz. Bulleit Bourbon or Bulleit Rye
- 6 oz. Beer
Bulleit Bourbon: Medium amber in color, with gentle spiciness and sweet oak aromas. Mid-palate is smooth with tones of maple, oak and nutmeg. Finish is long, dry and satiny with a light toffee flavor. Pairs best with a lager.
Bulleit Rye: Russet in color, with rich oaky aromas. The taste is exceptionally smooth, with hints of vanilla, honey and spice. Finish is crisp and clean, with long, lingering flavors. Pairs best with an IPA.
The drink, which adds a shot of whiskey to a cold beer, was originally created in the 1800s. One theory is that it was named after the workers on steam locomotives, as they would often order the combo following a long shift. Another theory is that Richard Trevitchick and friends created the drink after his steam-powered vehicle successfully climbed his village’s steepest hill. Either way, it’s a tasty way to celebrate today.
Make a beer-themed dessert:
Beeramisu from SeriousEats.com.
- 1 pound mascarpone, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup Irish Cream such as Bailey’s or Carolan’s, divided
- 8 ounces Guinness
- 36 savoiardi (Italian ladyfingers)
- Small bar good-quality chocolate, for shaving
Combine the mascarpone and sugar in a medium bowl, stir vigorously to dissolve sugar. Place whipping cream and 2 tablespoons Irish Cream in a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Whip on high until stiff peaks form, 2-3 minutes. Gently fold whipped cream into mascarpone.
Pour Guinness into a shallow bowl. One at a time, dip ladyfingers into Guinness on each side. Don’t soak them: counting to one on each side will provide all the stout flavor and moisture you’ll need. Place in a tight single layer in dish, breaking them into pieces as necessary. Drizzle 1/4 cup Irish Cream over entire layer. Pour about 1-2 cups of the mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers until covered, spreading smooth with a spatula. Grate a layer of chocolate shavings over the top with a microplane or a vegetable peeler.
Repeat process with another layer. Refrigerate for at least 12 hours or overnight before serving.
National Beer Day actually has an interesting historical meaning. April 7, 1933 was the day the Cullen–Harrison Act was singer into law by President F.D.R.. This law wasn’t the official end of prohibition, but it did allow people to buy and sell beverages up to 3.2% alcohol by weight, and many beers made the cut! Now people celebrate with amazing deals and tons of fun!
HollywoodLifers, what do you pan to do on National Beer Day? Let us know!