Happy Hump day… and happy National Drink Beer Day, too!

As if we need a reason to have a nice, cool pint, right? Beer and craft beers have been gaining in popularity across Canada, with micro breweries opening up all over the country. Craft beer also nabbed the top spot in our 2016 Chef’s Survey, for the second year in a row – and is definitely something that restaurateurs shouldn’t overlook for their menus. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser!


So why September 28th?  According to the National Day Calendar website, the “malty elixir is toasted annually on September 28th on National Drink Beer Day,” and “as the Oktoberfest season comes to an end, this day is a great reminder to enjoy the world’s most popular adult beverage.”

Looking to observe and take part in the festivities of this day (it only comes once a year!)? Consumers, gran a pint at your favourite restaurant, brewery or pub and don’t forget to share on social media by using the hashtag #NationalDrinkBeerDay or #DrinkBeerDay. While you’re at it, show your love for the great brews coming out of Canada and order up something from a local or provincial brewery! Need help choosing? Check out this handy list of Canadian beers, ranked.


Restaurateurs and foodservice operators: consider offering a special tonight on a favourite Canadian beer. Promote your specials and what you have on tap by tapping into the #NationalDrinkBeerDay or #DrinkBeerDay hashtag online. Share your promotions and get the word out!

As a parting thought, here are some of the best #NationalDrinkBeerDay or #DrinkBeerDay memes and shares on social media. Don’t forget to enjoy responsibly!





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