Did you know that an important holiday is just around the corner? Many people are unaware of National Beer Day, which is celebrated on April 7th. This is the date that President Franklin D. Roosevelt repealed the National Prohibition Act in 1933.
For 13 years prior to that date, drinking beer or other alcoholic beverages was against the law in the United States. It is said that in the first 24 hours after Prohibition was ended on April 7th, more than 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed across the nation. Just imagine trying to sing your way through that volume of bottles of beer on the wall!
Early Recognition of National Beer Day
Even after Prohibition had come to an end, garnering support for a holiday centered on beer was something of a tough sell. The date did not begin to receive significant attention until 2003 when the Brewer's Association of America promoted an event called New Beers Eve. The event focused on educating people about the negative effects of Prohibition, such as the creation of a dangerous criminal element that made money controlling black market alcohol.
Today, however, many breweries and bars across the country host events to celebrate National Beer Day, complete with parties, entertainment and drink specials. At Papa Lopez Mexican Cantina, we welcome you to come out on April 7th and show your love of all things beer, although we would argue that there is no need for a special day to enjoy a well-crafted beer.
April 7th - We will be offering $2 Pints ALL DAY LONG and a few other specials as well... Guess you'll just have to stop by and see for yourself!
So... What Does Your Beer Choice Say About You?
Market research has led to some conclusions about what a person's beer reference says about their lives and personality traits. While this is not hard science, the conclusions made by those who study such things are interesting, to say the least. Are you curious to find out what your beer preference says about you? Keep reading to find out!
People who choose to drink Budweiser are viewed as stable, sensible, grounded and practical. They gravitate toward the American classic because they know it to be a solid choice with little in the way of frills. They are also believed to be 42 percent more likely to drive a truck than people who choose other beverage options ;)
Those who order Corona are thought to be extroverts who are always looking for the next party or gathering. Corona drinkers are outgoing, altruistic and warm. They are also more likely to buy recycled products than the average person, suggesting that they care about the environment as well as the celebrations.
If you choose to drink this import, chances are you have a strong sense of self-worth. Heineken drinkers are thought to enjoy being the center of attention and are more likely to purchase luxury items than others. Interestingly, it is also believed that other people do not always share that same view, and Heineken drinkers are sometimes viewed as fakes or posers.
People who seek out craft beers are thought to be creative in nature and geared toward intellectual pursuits. They are also believed to spend more time actually thinking about beer than any other group. These folks are the hippies of the beer-drinking community. Craft beer drinkers are said to be more open-minded and less concerned with boring things like deadlines and accountability.
At Papa Lopez Mexican Cantina, we share your love of beer, and we are here to help you enjoy the spring weather with great Mexican food and a cold drink with friends and family. We promise not to judge you too harshly by your taste in brew, or, at least, we won't give you a hard time about it!