All About International Beer Day
3rd August, every year, is celebrated as “International Beer Day”. But of course, we aren’t new to this right? I mean who possibly won’t know the one day we celebrate the finest creation by men, BEER! Yet another day with a perfect excuse to chug down a few extra beers in the name of its celebration. But do you people know why we celebrate Beers Day? Let’s find out…
What’s International Beer Day?
International Beer Day is a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and backyards all over the world. It’s a day for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to our brewers and bartenders and rejoice in the greatness of beer! International Beer Day was founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California. Over the past years, it has grown from a small local event in California to a global celebration of beer lovers around the world. More than 50 countries are joining the celebration every year on the first Friday of August. When founded, the purpose of International Beer Day was to gather with friends and enjoy a good beer. Today it is the global celebration of those responsible for brewing and serving beer, from brewers to bartenders.
How to celebrate IBD?
1) Drink beer with beer lover friends
This day is not to be spent alone, gather up some friends, make plans a few days ahead if needed but you need to be with good people who enjoy good beers and get cracking. As everyone says, “Beer goes best with a little bit of good conversation”. You can even plan a house party at your place and invite people over.
2) Give the gift of beers
We all had our first beer of someone else’s money, you never buy your first beer and that’s the beauty of this tradition. So, carry on this ritual and gift your friends or close ones a bottle of great beer on IBD. When you present the beer, don’t forget to say the traditional words of beer-giving:
“I bring you the gift of beer.”
3) Find Your Nearest IBD Celebration
There may be International Beer Day events right around the corner. Call your local pubs!
4) Thank Your Brewer, Thank Your Bartender
Thousands of men and women around the world have devoted their lives to providing us with the enormous variety of beers we have available to us and on International Beer Day it’s important to let these people know that we appreciate them. So write a note, leave a tip, make a call, or just say thanks, but make sure your brewers and bartenders know that you love them.