National Beer Day is celebrated every year is celebrated very year on April 7th. This date was selected because it was the date the Cullen–Harrison Act (which legalized the sale of low alcohol beverages like beer) was enacted after being signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt back in 1933. To celebrate this most important holiday, you’ll probably throw back a few IPAs, pilsners, lagers, and fruited sour beers.
But, on top of that, some of you might think it’s a great day to start brewing your own beer. Before you spend all of money on expensive equipment, there are a few things you should know. Below, you’ll find some things you need to be aware of before you start on your (likely torturous, potentially disastrous) beer journey.
Christopher Osburn is a freelance writer located in Rochester, NY. He writes primarily about food and drink and has had his work appear on Uproxx, Thrillist, Food & Wine, Paste, Maxim, Men's Journal and a handful of others.