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International Beer Day

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About International Beer Day

When is International Beer Day? This holiday is celebrated on the first Friday of August

International Beer Day is a special holiday to celebrate and savor the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage. Raise a glass of beer today to toast both breweries and bartenders. It is truly a global celebration, enjoyed by people from over 50 countries around the world.

Men, and women of course, have enjoyed beer since about 6,000 B.C. Ancient civilizations even referred to it as a food staple. There are two categories of beer: Lager and Ale, and thankfully hundreds if not thousands of varieties. There is a variety of beer for almost any discriminating drinker. The exponential growth of small, local micro-breweries, has resulted in a wide range of new and exciting varieties.

The goals for International Beer Day are:

  1. Enjoy beer! Gather with friends to enjoy the taste of beer.

  2. Celebrate and recognize breweries and bartenders.

  3. Celebrate all the beers of the world.

  4. Try a beer or ale you’ve never had before.
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How to Celebrate and Participate in International Beer Day

Here are some ideas on how to celebrate and participate in International Beer Day:

  • Drink beer, either lager or ale is fine.

  • Sit on your patio or deck, and soak in summer, along with a refreshing lager or ale of your choice.

  • Go on a beer tour. Visit a brewery or micro-brewery.

  • Give a six-pack or a growler of beer to a friend.

  • Have a beer at your local bar or pub. Thank the bartenders.

  • This is an International holiday. To truly celebrate this special day, you should drink imported beer from another country.

Have a safe and Happy International Beer Day!

But, please drink responsibly.

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“Everybody has to believe in something. I believe I’ll have another beer.” – – W.C. Fields

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History and Origin of International Beer Day

The Association of California Brewers created this special holiday in 2007, in Santa Cruz, California.

From 2017-2012, the Association of California Brewers established this holiday on August 5th. In 2013, they changed it to the first Friday of August. Presumably, they did this to allow us to celebrate, and not have to get up to go to work the next day.  After a long night of celebration, who wants to get up and go to work!?

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