The first Thanksgiving Day is supposed to be held in Massachusetts in 1621 and was officially celebrated in the USA as a bank holiday in 1863. From that year onwards Americans throughout their country, in Canada and around the world are celebrating this day with a grand feast. It’s a day to be grateful. Originally people were grateful for harvests, now people are grateful for having the latest iPhone 🙂 But humor aside, here are the 6 facts about beer you have to be grateful about this year.
- The first brewers in America were the native Americans
- Before 1600’s people appreciated beer more than water, because it was allegedly more nutritious and sanitary – good times 🙂
- The first beer, brewed by immigrants in the USA, was brewed in Roanoke, VA
- Brewers were wanted in England to go to America to brew beer, because shipments of this valuable drink were too slow towards America
- The first brewery was opened in Manhattan by Dutch immigrants and the first non-native American was born there
- The Mayflower ship is supposed to shorten their trip and stop in Plymouth due to beer shortage on board