Not that you need 5 reasons — and I could certainly come up with more than 5 — but it is National Drink Beer Day! Time to raise a pint glass, tulip, growler, keg… CHEERS!
- Hops Have Been Proven to Lower Anxiety. Yes, it’s true! Stressed out? Try a nice, hoppy IPA today, and see for yourself. Sometimes, ya gotta put a little alcohol on it. Momma Needs a Beer, indeed.
- Drinking Beer Improves Brain Function in Women.
Oh yes, this is also no joke. Way back in 2006, a study by the American Heart Association proved that moderate beer consumption is associated with better cognitive function in women. There’s also a 2003 study from the American Medical Association that proved adults over the age of 65 who consume 1-6 beers each week have a lower risk of dementia than non-drinkers. Beer = Brain power FTW! Ok ok, so both of these studies enforce moderate drinking. If you drink too much, it’s not so good for you… but what fun is that?
- Support Your Local Economy. Drink Local!
Have you taken a look around the city you live in? The craft-brewing industry is booming! Find a local brewery, drag your kicking & screaming kids (mine love to try breweries’ root-beer) and get some dinner and enjoy a yummy locally brewed beer! Keep your money within your community… improve your mood, and your local economy! There are no losers here, folks.
- Party longer & happier with a beer!
Wine & cocktails are nice and all, but how many can you truly drink before you’re fighting off spins, vomit & the hangover from hell? Of course, if you’re partying all night, you may want to pass up dancing with devils or dragons; drinking more than one Dragons Milk or Devil Dancer may turn on you. Trust me. However, at least from my experience, you can maintain a healthy buzz and carry a good conversation over a few beers much longer than a bottle or two of wine, or a handful of cocktails.
- It’s Friday…
Maybe your kids are preventing you from going out to the bar like you used to do once-upon-a-time. What’s stopping you from picking up your favorite brew from the local liquor store? You’ve had a long week. You deserve a big pint of liquid happiness. Whether it’s a stout, porter, IPA, or even a Canadian lager… you know what you enjoy. Treat yo’self!