10 Unique Beers to Try for National Beer Day
Hooray, it's National Beer Day!
National Beer Day is celebrated annually on April 7th, marking the day that the Cullen–Harrison Act came into effect in 1933. The Cullen–Harrison Act legalized the production and sale of low-alcohol content beer and wine (up to 3.2% ABV). After a long period of prohibition, drinkers around the country were understandably excited to begin consuming their favorite boozy beverages again (even if the alcohol content was minimal), thus declaring April 7th National Beer Day!
I think we can all agree on the best way to celebrate National Beer Day: cracking open a cold one! Since National Beer Day isn't just any old regular day, why stick to your same old beer? Instead, try one of these uncommon brews. Who knows—you may discover a new favorite!
Brewmeister - Snake Venom
The current strongest beer in the world, Brewmeister Snake Venom beer is 67.5% alcohol by volume 💀 Contrary to the name, it does not actually contain snake venom. In order to concentrate the alcohol, brewer freeze the beer several times after fermenting and remove the ice crystals. Because alcohol does not freeze, only water is removed, creating a super strong, rich beer! The beer is then fortified with more alcohol. The beer is not carbonated due to the high alcohol content.
Each Snake Venom bottle features a label warning drinkers to not exceed 35ml, or 1.18 fluid ounces! That's less than the amount of one standard shot of liquor! If you're gonna try Snake Venom Beer, be extremely careful and drink responsibly!
Twisted Pine Brewing Company - Ghost Face Killah
"Underneath an unassuming, straw gold veil lurks the searing spice of six varieties of chile – including the infamous Bhut Jolokia, or ghost pepper. Utter agony for most, but absolute euphoria for a fiery few" is how the brewery describes this hot-as-hell beer. If you're daring enough to try this super spicy brew, make sure you have a glass of milk nearby!
Eagle Brewery - Banana Bread Beer
This beer will have you peelin' fine! "We've used our long history of creating the finest malt blends and added Fairtrade bananas to awaken the senses with a seriously fruity, rich, yet surprisingly versatile Banana Bread Beer...tempting Banoffee aromas and [flavors] are balanced by the silky richness of a masterful malt blend and the peppery spice of the freshest, ripest hops" states the Eagle Brewery website about this sticky-sweet beer.
Epic Brewing Company - "Put The IPA In The Coconut"
A fun name for a fun beer! One sip of this coconut IPA will take your taste buds right to the tropics. This beer contains a delicious combination of mango, passionfruit, papaya and coconut notes that will leave your mouth in paradise.
Epic Brewing Company - Peach Cream Ale
As one could surmise based on its double-feature in this list, Epic Brewing Company's portfolio is full of innovative beers. There's not much that can be said about this fruit-forward beer, except that it's juicy, peachy and creamy!
Short's Brewing Company - Key Lime Pie
Reminiscent of summer, this beer encompasses all of the delectable layers of a key lime pie: graham cracker, lime and marshmallow. Only real ingredients are used to flavor this beer---no extracts. It is also relatively high in ABV (7.3%) and low on the bitterness scale. What could be better?
Back Forty Beer Company - Peanut Butter Porter
I don't know what's better---the packaging or the flavor! "It’s creamy, it’s big, it’s just what it sounds like. Brewed with crushed peanuts and a malt bill thick enough to slather on some bread, Peanut Butter Porter belongs on your grocery list right next to the jelly, bananas & bacon"!
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. - Southern Pecan
Brown ale brewed with roasted pecans! "The roasty pecans are used just like grain in it’s special brewing process. This provides a nutty characteristic and depth unachievable by extracts or artificial flavors. Dark mahogany in color, it’s very lightly hopped, allowing the malty, caramel & nutty flavors to shine through."
Wynkoop Brewing Co. - Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout
This foreign-style stout has a secret ingredient: freshly sliced and roasted bull testicles. "Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout is an assertive, viscous stout with a rich brown/black color, a luscious mouthfeel and deep flavors of chocolate, espresso and nuts. The beer sports a savory, umami-like note and a roasty dry finish. Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout is 7.5% ABV and 3 BPBs. (That’s balls per barrel.)" 😆
The idea for this outlandish beer comes from an April Fools joke, in which the brewery posted a video claiming to have made beer from bull testicles. Many people missed the joke and wanted to try the beer, so the brewers decided to give it a shot. And thus, Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout was born!
Other Half Brewing - Raspberry Crunchee
Creamy on the palate, this beer is like a yogurt parfait in a can, "with huge doses of raspberry, [Other Half's] hand mixed granola blend, and some milk sugar." A perfect breakfast beer! (Just kidding 😅)