Last year, Americans bought more than 208 million barrels of beer. It’s the most loved alcoholic beverage in America. Next month we celebrate Octoberfest, infused with German heritage, how did we, Americans, become such beer lovers?
Here are a few reasons:
1) It’s Social!
Drinking in moderation with friends, family and loved ones cheers up your spirit and opens you up for great conversations. Beer is perfect for moderate social drinking because it has lower alcohol content compared to other spirits.
Wear this cool t-shirt while you’re hanging out with friends and family this Octoberfest:
2) It’s Historical!
Beer is one of the oldest drinks humans have produced, dating back to at least the 5th millennium BC, and was recorded in the written history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia and spread throughout the world.
Chemical tests of ancient pottery jars reveal that beer was produced as far back as about 7,000 years ago in the Middle East.
Looking at our drunk evolution, you can't miss the clear signs of our devotion to beer...or this "drunk evolution" shirt:
3) It’s cultural!
Beer is a cultural experience in each country, state and even city. It’s a bonding social experience, gathering the community together with story sharing.
Ask the Germans. They know:
4) It’s kinda Healthy
Did you know that beer can help you live longer?
Looking at the ingredients, beer is a natural drink (no preservatives due to hops and alcohol), infused with Vitamin B, riboflavin, niacin, and zinc.
One bottle contains 92 mg of potassium, 14 mg of calcium, and 48 mg of phosphorus. It is a great source of fiber - two glasses of beer is equivalent to 10 percent of the recommended fiber intake. It has antiviral properties against viruses that cause pneumonia and bronchitis and antioxidants. It also contains lactoflavin and nicotinic acid, which promote restful sleep.
Studies found that:
- Moderate beer drinkers are 31 percent less likely to suffer from heart attack, stroke, or a heart disease.
- Moderate beer drinkers are 41 percent less likely to develop a kidney stone.
- Men who drink one or two glasses of beer a day are less likely to develop diabetes.
5) It’s a Family Experience
The love for beer is passed from fathers to sons, and through the family’s generations. Grandfathers, fathers and sons (over 21) enjoy beer together.
6) It’s a Sporting Event
We cheer for our favorite teams with beer. Beer & sports just go together. Beer, pretzels and sausage also go together - and this shirt:
7) It’s American
George Washington, along with the other founding fathers, were often known for being home brewers and creating their own recipes to share with their friends and family. In his military journal dating back to 1757, George Washington incorporated molasses in one of his recipes to create a unique taste.
”Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health." - Thomas Jefferson
For the love of beer, enjoy Octoberfest and grab some cool tees while you’re sipping on your favorite beverage with family and friends!
Check out Tstars Octoberfest collection here >> tstarsonline.com/collections/oktoberfest