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344/365: National Lager Day

If you’re a woodsman whose primary occupation is felling trees, today we celebrate your prowess and saw-wielding skills. December 10 is National Lager Day!

Oh. Hold on. That’s lager, not logger. My bad. (We appreciate you anyway, tree harvesters! The world would be a different place without wood). Lager is a type of beer that is fermented for longer periods of time at lower temperatures. It is the most popular type of beer in the world, and includes different styles such as Bock, Pilsner, and Märzen. The term “lagering” refers to the cold storage of beer in places such as caves, and was common throughout the Medieval period. It was discovered that beer continued to ferment when stored in cold conditions, thus, the German name lagerbier means “beer brewed for keeping.” Once refrigeration was developed in the 1860s, lagers quickly overtook ales in terms of popularity. German immigrants introduced lager-style beer to America in the 19th century, and it has remained a beloved beverage ever since.

I am not a fan of beer, and Tara pretty much sticks with Bud Light. Fortunately, Budweiser happens to be America’s most well-known brand of lager beer, with Coors in second place. Therefore, all we had to do was pop open a can of Bud Light, and we were set. And yes, I partook, though I did not enjoy it as much as Tara.

National Lager Day

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271/365: National Drink Beer Day*

You’ll want to hop on over to the fridge in order to take advantage of today’s food holiday. September 28 is National Drink Beer Day!

It’s also National Strawberry Cream Pie Day, but with so many pie holidays already under our belts (plus the fact that I am away from home from before sunrise to after sunset today), we decided to celebrate beer. I should add that I despise beer, so this wasn’t a holiday I was particularly looking forward to. Tara, on the other hand, is a big Bud Light fan, meaning today was no big deal to her.

National Drink Beer DayThere was already a National Drink Wine Day in February, so it’s only fair that beer gets a day devoted to drinking it, as well. Beer is one of the oldest-known beverages humans produced, and was probably discovered by accident after cereal grains containing sugar fermented on their own. Records of beer date back to at least 5000 B.C., and references to the alcoholic beverage have been found in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. The oldest known recipe is a 3900 year old Sumerian poem that pays homage to Ninkasi, the goddess of brewing. They really did have gods for everything back then! This beer was made with barley and bread. Beer became such a way of life – it was enjoyed on a daily basis by Egyptian pharaohs, was prescribed to treat illnesses, and was often given as a sacrifice to the gods – it has been argued that man could not have developed technologies and built civilizations without it. I guess after stacking blocks into a pyramid shape all day, nothing hits the spot like a tall, cool one.

I had no idea beer was so highly revered by ancient peeps! Kinda makes me feel bad for not appreciating it more, but try as I might, I have never been able to stomach the stuff. I know it’s an acquired taste, but I’d rather spend my time acquiring liquor or wine. Still, when in Rome and all that jazz, so I made sure to snag a beer during today’s symposium. We happened to be at McMenamin’s Edgefield, which has an onsite distillery. I asked the bartender, “What kind of beer would you recommend for somebody who doesn’t like beer?” He suggested a “Ruby,” so I took him up on his suggestion. As far as beers go, not exactly terrible, I’m still not a fan. I drank a little over half, though. Tara celebrated at home with, of course, Bud Light.

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