The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate America’s spirit of independence, but it’s also a marathon of sorts. Today, most Americans celebrate the 4th of July by grilling out, having pool parties and gathering to watch fireworks light up the night sky. Approximately 68.3 million cases of beer are sold for the 4th of July, which makes it the biggest holiday for beer sales. The states with the highest beer consumption are North Dakota, New Hampshire and Montana, while California, Washington, New York and New Jersey are at the end of the list.
The glass shape affects how much your hands warm up your beer, and the flavour of beer is affected by its temperature. A thick glass, or one with a handle, protects your beer from the heat of your hands and keeps it cooler. Beers that taste better closer to room temperature prefer a chalice glass that the drinker can cup.