BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Beer was the most frequently consumed alcoholic beverage in the U.S. during 2021, according to research by Gallup.

And this cold, fizzy beverage that’s known for it’s bitter taste is celebrated on National American Beer Day, which falls on October 22.

National Day Calendar says the history of American beer appears to begin with Native American tribes that used corn, birch sap and water to ferment and brew the popular drink. Later, when colonists made their way into the country, they married their traditional brewing methods with the supplies on hand- such as corn- to create beer as well.

Essentially, Americans have been drinking beer for a very long time and as the brewery market continues to boom across the states, it’s clear that the beverage will remain a favorite for years to come.

This Thursday, if you’re a fan of the effervescent drink, National Day Calendar suggests keeping your celebration of the holiday simple by giving your favorite local brewery a shoutout on social media or inviting a friend out to have a beer or two with you.

Of course, anyone who chooses to observe National American Beer Day with a couple of cold ones should be of age and drink responsibly, which involves refraining from getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.