National Beer Day is officially here and although it’s another fun excuse to throw back a cold one, it’s a momentous day for America’s history! It marks the end of Prohibition in 1933 that went into effect on April 7 and we have fun ways to celebrate this day!
It’s National Beer Day and we can tell you some of the best deals across the country for you and your friends to celebrate! Whether it’s at your local Chili’s, Applebee’s or even Whole Foods Market, we can tell you what everyone has to offer. We even have some delicious recipes that you can easily whip up at home too.
Did you know that American’s spend an average of $1,270 on beer every year, whoa! It’s been 83 years since President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Cullen-Harrison Act, ending the 13-year ban on alcohol, so it’s no wonder we have a national holiday to commemorate the occasion. If you’re stopping by Whole Foods Market, did you know each store has around 350 beers to choose from? From craft beers, fruit beers to even beers on tap?! Check out some awesome deals by state below!
Applebee’s: Half-off drink specials, and $3.25 for tall domestic beers, are offered from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close.
Chili’s: Get a large draft beer for $3.50 during happy hour from 4-7 p.m. (Select drafts only)
Houlihan’s: Domestic draft beers start as low as $2 and craft beer drafts just $3 during happy hour. Prices and hours vary by location.
Buffalo Wild Wings: During happy hour from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., domestic draft beers are only $3 and craft beers start as low as $4. Prices and hours might vary by location.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill: For a limited time, get an individual deep dish pizza and any draft beer for $10 with this printable coupon until April 7.
New York City:
The Chester: $5 half-liter Krombacher drafts. Buy one and be automatically entered into a raffle to receive a gift basket. We’ll also be hosting a stein-hoisting contest at 8 p.m. that you won’t want to miss out on!
The Ainsworth: $5 draft beers all day!
Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar: Island Time Happy Hour: 4-6pm Daily
For reservations, please call 212.537.0960 or visit TommyBahama.com
Grand Central Terminal: Celebrate National Beer Day at Grand Central in New York City. Shops and restaurants including Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C., Shake Shack, and more are all offering beer discounts and specials at the Grand Central location on April 7.
Growler USA is the place to be on April 7. The microbrew pub is featuring several beer specials today including 10 percent off growler refills, $2 off all appetizers, $3 off all kombucha, $2 off all wines and $2 off all Texas beers. And all guests can take home a free 64-ounce plastic growler.
Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery: This brew pub is unveiling a new house-brewed beer – the Pollinator – on April 7. Get your free sample today. The brewery is also offering complimentary beer-centric appetizers.
The Ananas Artois Stella Artois Cidre Twist
3/4 oz pineapple jalapeño juice
A scoop of ice
Mix the ingredients together in a double old fashioned glass.
Top with Stella Artois Cidre and stir. Garnish with a skewered pineapple slice dusted with nutmeg.
To make the Pineapple Jalapeño Juice
2 whole pineapples
2 fresh jalapeños
Remove the pineapple’s skin, top and bottom.
Slice into 1 inch thick discs and cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise.
On a baking tray or platter, drizzle of the pineapple slices and the jalapeños with olive oil and add a dusting of nutmeg.
Grill on medium heat for 8 minutes per side until the jalapeños’ skin is well blistered and it has softened significantly.
Place the pineapple, jalapeños, a pinch of salt and 1/2 bottle of Stella Artois Cidre in a food processor and purée.
Strain the mixture 2-3 times. While the juice is warm, stir in the raw sugar until dissolved. Garnish with slices of the remaining pineapple.
Best Damn Smoke Cherry Swizzle
5.oz Best Damn Cherry Cola
1 1/2 oz. Smokey blended scotch
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
3/4 oz. Pineapple Juice
3/4 oz. Lemon
Garnish Black pepper and candied cherry
Combine scotch, simple syrup, lemon and pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker and shake with a cube of ice until well whipped.
Strain into a collins glass and fill with crushed ice.
Top with Best Damn Cherry Cola, garnish with cherry and serve with a straw.
Best Damn Root & Rye
4 oz. Best Damn Root Beer
1 1/2 oz. Rye Whiskey
Garnish: Vanilla Bean and Orange Peel Cut into spiral
Combine Best Damn Root Beer and Rye Whiskey with ice into a highball glass.
Garnish with Vanilla bean and orange peel.
Dark Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake
From: Theo Chocolate: Recipes & Sweet Secrets from Seattle’s Favorite Chocolate Maker Featuring 75 Recipes Both Sweet & Savory by Debra Music and Joe Whinney
Makes one 10-inch bundt cake
You only need one cup of beer for the cake and two tablespoons for the glaze.
¼ cup (¾ ounce) plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, divided
2 cups (9 ounces) plus1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
1 cup stout, chocolate stout, or porter beer
6 ounces Theo 85 percent dark chocolate, chopped
2 cups packed (14 ounces) light brown sugar
One 8-ounce container sour cream
½ cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
For the glaze:
5 ounces Theo 45 percent milk chocolate
¼ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons stout, chocolate stout, or porter beer
Generous 1 teaspoon honey
½ tablespoon unsalted butter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small bowl, stir together 1 tablespoon of the cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon of the flour.
Lightly coat the inside of a 12-cup Bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray, then dust with the cocoa mixture.
Tap the pan upside down to remove the excess, and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine the remaining ¼ cup cocoa powder, the beer, and chocolate, and whisk gently over medium heat until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
Remove the pan from the heat, then whisk in the brown sugar, sour cream, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla, one ingredient at a time.
Sift the remaining 2 cups flour, the baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
Add the liquid ingredients and whisk well to blend. Make sure there are no lumps. Pour the batter (it will be very liquid) into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn it out of the pan onto the wire rack and let it cool completely before glazing.
To make the glaze, put the chocolate, cream, beer, and honey in a double boiler. When the chocolate starts to melt, whisk the mixture until it’s perfectly smooth. Remove the glaze from the heat and whisk in the butter. Let the glaze cool slightly at room temperature until it begins to thicken, whisking it occasionally.
When it’s thick enough to leave a trail when you lift the whisk, slowly pour it over the cake, letting it run down the sides in an aesthetically pleasing way. When the glaze has stopped dripping, transfer the cake to a serving plate.
HollywoodLifers, how do you plan to celebrate National Beer Day?