A wise man once said “He was a wise man who invented beer.” That wise man was Plato

How you gonna argue with Plato?

Nigerians love beer and we can’t even deny it. Beer parlors are always full, come rain or shine.

Don’t ask me how I know this. It’s research.

Research shows that Nigerians consume about 12.28 litres of beer per year, the most in Africa.

Appaz, we’re also the Giants of Africa when it comes to drinking.

Beer even has some health benefits! What more do you want from a drink?

For real lol. Beer can actually help with reducing the risk of heart disease, providing bone strength, reducing kidney stone, cancer and diabetes risk, improving eye health and much more! If you drink too much sha, it can also help beat up your liver. These guys have even made a business out of “therapeutic beer”.

If you fall into the category of people that say “I don’t like beer”, I’m just here to tell you that you don’t know what you’re missing.

 And if you need some more convincing, will these delicious beer cocktail recipes help?

Beer Punch

Get a large jug/bowl and mix in about 35cl of Sprite, 60cl of pineapple juice and six bottles/cans of beer. You can also throw in sliced lemons, limes, oranges or whatever for an extra touch. Trust me, this will change your mind about beer forever!

Bull’s Eye

Pour 80ml of lime juice (three or four limes) into a jug, add a can of beer and ginger ale, then add like two tablespoons of sugar. Stir well and pour over ice. This is so refreshing with a nice ‘punch’.

Lemon Shandy

Start with 60ml of lemonade and add 24cl of beer (almost an entire small bottle). Just keep adding until you’re happy with the taste. And if you’re extra like that, add a few fresh mint leaves. A much easier and local version of this drink is mixing beer and Sprite. So delicious! Find more recipes here.

Today is International Beer Day, a ten-year old global celebration of beer!

You know conversations are especially lit over beer, so drag your friends out this good Friday night and go turn up!

Buy some local beer to celebrate the day o, like Star Lager.

Buy Naija to grow the naira. 🙂

What is some of the best beer you’ve ever tried, and from where?


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