National Drink Beer Day | September 28
(Last Updated On: November 8, 2022)


National Drink Beer Day toasts that malty elixir on September 28th, annually. Just as the Oktoberfest season comes to an end, the day reminds us to enjoy the world’s most popular adult beverage.


Beer lovers have more selection than ever before in the ale and lager market. An explosion in the craft beer industry keeps the competition and the flavors robust, churning out new flavors seasonally. Beer connoisseurs quench their thirst with flavors drastically different from their grandfather’s beers. Rootbeer to raspberry, caramel, and hints of herbs all tickle the palate when it comes to artisanal beers.

When is National Beer Day?

However, you don’t have to drink a special brew to celebrate the day. Drink your favorite stand by or branch out – whichever you prefer. Around the country, and from around the world, a wide assortment of beers offers plenty of ways to celebrate. Whether you call your mug full of brew a barley pop or cerveza, the day is worth celebrating.


The best way to celebrate is by enjoying a glass of beer. As always, celebrations are better when surrounded by others who celebrate with you. So, invite friends, family, coworkers, too. Join them at a local pub or tavern. Or invite them to your home.

Another way to celebrate includes recognizing your servers, bartenders and brewers. Celebrate them with a toast as you take your first frothy sip.

No matter how you #CelebrateEveryDay, drink responsibly and use #DrinkBeerDay when posting on social media.


While National Day Calendar® continues researching the origin of this delicious beverage holiday, it’s interesting to note it lands on the birth of Arthur Guinness, the founder of Guinness Brewery. However, if you’re looking for more ways to celebrate, we have you covered.

Beer Drinking FAQ

Q. What is a brewmaster?
A. Brewmaster oversees operations at a brewery, develops recipes, and is a seasoned brewer. A brewmaster may also supervise other brewers in the company.

Q. What is a beer flight?
A. A beer flight includes 3-5 small samples of beers offered in a pub, brewery or restaurant. The samples are usually 5-7 ounces. The bartender usually lines each small glass from lightest to darkest, strongest brews. Drinking each sample in that order will provide you with the best tasting experience.


September 28th Celebrated History


After being denied entry to medical school in Britain, Elizabeth Anderson pursued her education in France and obtaining her license on September 28, 1865. She was the first woman in France to do so and also the first British woman to earn a medical degree. She would later co-found the London School of Medicine for Women.


After developing a safety razor, inventor King Camp Gillette along with William Emery Nickerson founded the American Safety Razor Company.


A group of aviators with the U.S. Army Air Service circumnavigates the globe by air for the first time.


When Alexander Fleming examines the Petri dishes of bacteria in his lab, he discovers a mold growing in one of them that had killed off the bacteria. The discovery would lead to the world’s first antibiotic, penicillin.


Making drinking from a straw more flexible, Joseph Bernard Friedman receives a patent for a drinking tube. Patent No. 2094268A describes a flexible drinking straw that bends without reducing the diameter of the straw.


Marvin Gaye receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Some of those present for the ceremony include Stevie Wonder, Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson and Natalie Cole.


Marina Bay Street Circuit hosts the first-ever Formula One night race. Fernando Alonso won the race.

September 28th Celebrated Birthdays

Arthur Guinness – 1725

The brewer founded the Guinness Brewery in 1759 in Dublin, Ireland.

Frances Willard – 1839

The educator and reformer founded the World Women’s Christian Temperance Union in 1883. She would be the organization’s national president from 1879 to 1898.

Kate Douglas Wiggin – 1856

In 1903, the educator and author published her novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. While the novel became the author’s best-known work, she also published numerous other works of children’s literature. Some of them include the short story collection The Arabian Nights and New Chronicles of Rebecca.

William S. Paley – 1901

When Isaac and Leon Levy purchased Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System, Paley was named president of the network. The company was renamed Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS).

Seymour Cray – 1925

In 1972, the electrical engineer found Cray Research, building high-speed supercomputers.

Ben E. King – 1938

Before going solo, King sang with the group Five Crowns and later the Drifters. He’s best known for his solo hit, “Stand By Me.”

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