National Beer Day

National Beer Day
Photo By Chaz Parks
Photo By Chaz Parks

Beer, that one drink no matter where you adventure, it will find it’s way to you. From five star restaurants to dive bars to 40,000 feet in the air, this fun fuzzy substance is waiting, and it’s been around since, well about ever. At one point it was safer to drink than water because beer needed to boil during it’s process and this killed unknown bacteria. People were getting sick off of drinking water, so they turned to beer.

Photo By Chaz Parks
Photo By Chaz Parks

While others across the country still stick to that stale, pale, fizzy golden drink, over the past decade there’s been a culture brewing, literally, and they demand something different. This rare group of like-minded people wanted more for their tastebuds, higher alcohol content, and a beverage that was bottled with care. And as the years rolled on, these little breweries started to grow as did the thirst for craft beer across the country, and it’s bland tasting counter part could not compete.IMG_0095

With fat bank accounts, these big breweries spend ridiculous amounts of money on advertising, to blast thirty second ads containing super models, frat boys and frogs. This worked for them marvelously up until this craft beer revival and now their deep pockets are looking a little shallow. They have tried to counter suite by offering craft like styles, but ignorance is bliss and their use of artificial ingredients and lack of general knowledge produced the same generic product, just a little bit sweeter.

Photo By Chaz Parks
Photo By Chaz Parks

Michigan especially has taken kindly to this craft beer movement, as breweries are popping up on every corner and when you enter your local grocery store, you’ll run into at least a six pack of Bell’s or Founders without a doubt. This National Beer Day, celebrate with a pint of Michigan Craft Brew, and enjoy the love and affection that went into every sip. Cheers!

 

A woman is a lot like beer. They smell good, they look good, and you’d step over your own mother to get one. – Homer Simpson