National Beer Day celebrates the anniversary of the outcome of the Cullen–Harrison_Act, signed by FDR in 1933 which allowed for “the sale in the United States of beer with an alcohol content of 3.2%.”
Personally, I've avoided beer for years. Aside from a Corona I had when I was younger, I didn't touch beer until last year when my options after a race were beer, beer, or beer. Apparently nobody who ran that race drank water. But after that race, I've grabbed a beer now & again, and (like my explorations with wine) I discovered what I like and what I don't like.
If you're looking to discover beer for the first time, or looking to discover new beers, a monthly beer club may be for you.
Their U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club is just $38.95 per month (with shipping) and gives you three bottles of four different beer styles along with a newsletter detailing tasting notes, brewery profiles and more.
The Original Craft Beer Club is $39.00 per month (with shipping) and also includes 3 bottles of 4 different styles of beer. You also receive a bottle opener with a 2 shipment order, assorted craft peanuts with a 6 shipment order, and craft beer tasting glasses with a 12-month or ongoing order.
CraftBeerClub.com also offers a 24 bottle option at $74.11 per shipment (6 bottles of 4 different styles).
Today, we keep the wine in the cellar, and reach for a bottle of beer. Happy National Beer Day!