Celebrating National Drink Beer Day

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celebratingContinuing her series on celebrating foods, Cathy Isom lets you know why you’ll want to toast to your favorite lager or ale today. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

Celebrating National Drink Beer Day

Whether it’s in the comfort of your own home or at your favorite tavern, today you’ll want to fill up your glass with a malty elixir and toast to National Drink Beer Day.

distillers grasinsAs the Oktoberfest season comes to an end, or in some places just the beginning, this day is a great reminder to enjoy the world’s most popular adult beverage.

Beer is made from four basic ingredients: Barley, water, hops and yeast. The basic idea is to extract the sugars from grains (usually barley) so that the yeast can turn it into alcohol and CO2, creating beer.

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.

I’m Cathy Isom…