American Beer Day 2017: When Is American Beer Day? 🗓

When is American Beer Day 2017? This year American Beer Day is celebrated on a Friday, October 27, 2017. In 2018, American Beer Day is on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

On October 27, visit your favorite pub or bar and enjoy some American brewed beers because it is American Beer Day!

The American Beer industry is one of the fastest growing business in the United States. In fact, the U.S. ranks second in the world in both total beer consumption as well as beer production, second only to China. A survey in 2014 estimated that there are over 3000 breweries in the country that manufacture about 196 million barrels of beer every year.

Countdown to American Beer Day date is below, plus holiday history, celebration info, facts and holiday details.

When is American Beer Day 2017? This year American Beer Day is on Friday, October 27, 2017.


Beer production in the U.S. has a rich and varied history. Historical records show that Native American tribes were brewing beer using corn (maize) more before European settlers reached the shores of the country. Dutch and English settlers in the 17th century produced local brews that were consumed locally. Mass production of beer in the U.S. only began in the late 19th century, and beer quickly replaced other spirits as the alcoholic beverage of choice. Between 1920 and 1933, the years of prohibition, beer fell out of disfavor as alcohol was banned throughout the country.

Below you will find all the details for American Beer Day 2017 including, are banks open, is there mail delivery and related holiday information.

Is American Beer Day a federal holiday?

No, American Beer Day is not a federal holiday. There are ten annual US federal holidays on the calendar designated by the United States Congress. The following federal holidays are established by law:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January).
  • Washington’s Birthday (Third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

Is American Beer Day a national holiday?

American Beer Day is not a national holiday. Unlike many other countries, there are no ‘national holidays’ in the United States because Congress only has constitutional authority to create holidays for federal institutions. Most federal holidays are also observered as state holidays.

Is American Beer Day a paid holiday?

No, American Beer Day is not a paid holiday. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations or holidays (federal or otherwise).

Does the mail run on American Beer Day?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on American Beer Day. All post offices and federal offices of any kind will be open for the holiday, which means businesses and homes will receive mail. This also counts USPS and Fedex packages. See holiday schedule on USPS and Fedex. The only time mail is not being delivered is on federal holidays, which are listed above.

Are banks open on American Beer Day?

American Beer Day is a Fun holiday, which means all federal offices, courts and most banks will be open. While most banks are open, some banks can operate on their own schedules, so it may be best to check with your local branches. U.S. stock and bond markets like the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ will be open. Grocery stores and malls are reportedly open.

If your bank is closed, it is still possible to conduct general banking transactions via ATM, online banking or your mobile phone. Apps and websites are running though not all normal functions may be accessed for the holiday.

Are stores open on American Beer Day?

On American Beer Day, most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open. There are no holidays on which all businesses are closed by law. However, some stores may have shortened or extended holiday hours for the day. Stores may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses may be closed on in order to give their employees the day off. For restaurants, stores and other establishments specific to your area, you will have to check with the individual business.

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American Beer Day 2017

Holiday: American Beer Day
Date: October 27, 2017
Weekday: Friday
Holiday Type: Fun
American Beer Day 2018: Saturday, October 27, 2018
American Beer Day 2019: Sunday, October 27, 2019
American Beer Day 2020: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Fun Holiday Fact

Did you know …that home brewing has a long history in the United States? Both the first president of the country, George Washington, and the third president, Thomas Jefferson were home brewers.

How To Celebrate American Beer Day

Celebrate the day by visiting your local bar and sampling some American beers. Remember, you don’t have to be in the United States to celebrate this unofficial holiday.

If you are a home brewer, why not try and brew some American style beers at home? Of course, don’t forget to share with family and friends!

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