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Beer Institute Poll: America Wants to Drink a Beer with Betty White


WASHINGTON, D.C. – With National Beer Day approaching on April 7, the Beer Institute released survey results of celebrities Americans said they would most want to join for a beer. The findings: nearly 1-in-5 Americans said they want to drink a beer with 97-year-old actress, Betty White.

“America has spoken, and they’ve said ‘thank you for being a friend’ to Golden Girl, Betty White by selecting her as a celebrity they would want to sit down with over a beer,” said Jim McGreevy, President and CEO of the Beer Institute. “Beer brings people together, and on this National Beer Day we toast Betty White, who has entertained multiple generations of Americans with her impeccable comedic timing and enduring charm.”

Joining Betty White at the party, Americans said they would also want to have a beer with Bill Gates, Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey and Lady Gaga.

April 7 marks National Beer Day, which commemorates the enactment of legislation signed by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1933 legalizing beer before other alcohol beverages were made legal by the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which ended Prohibition. On National Beer Day, we celebrate the many ways that beer belongs in our history, culture, society and the people we admire and would like to get to know better.

The nationwide survey, by Quadrant Strategies, was conducted from March 25, 2019, to March 29, 2019, on behalf of the Beer Institute. The survey was conducted online to 1,159 American adults, age 21 years old and older.


 The Beer Institute is a national trade association for the American brewing industry, representing brewers of all sizes, as well as beer importers and industry suppliers. First founded in 1862 as the U.S. Brewers Association, the Beer Institute is committed today to the development of sound public policy and to the values of civic duty and personal responsibility. For additional updates from the Beer Institute, visit our website, follow @BeerInstitute on Twitter, like the Beer Institute on Facebook, and follow the Beer Institute on Instagram.

 Quadrant Strategies is a research-driven consultancy that works with Fortune 100 companies, global political leaders, major NGOs and issue advocacy groups on some of their highest profile corporate and public affairs issues. Quadrant was founded in 2015 by Billy Mann and Scott Siff, who combined have almost thirty years of experience running market research projects for companies around the globe.