If you look around your city, one of the staples of any city is a good bar, a friendly pub or a busy club. So no matter if your in rural Ireland, busy Hong Kong, the back woods of Canada or even in the United Arab Emirates, there is always someplace to have a brewski. And this day is for those that do enjoy those drinks, and to appreciate those that make them – International Beer Day!
History of International Beer Day
Originally started in Santa Cruz, California, International Beer Day began to celebrate the craft of brewing, and to show appreciation for those involved in the making of deer. This quickly expanded to included bartenders and other beer technicians. Not only did it expand in scope, but in size as well, quickly gaining an international recognition and following within only a short years. In between 2007 when it was started in Santa Cruz, and currently where it is now celebrated in 207 cities, 50 countries and on 6 continents. Diverse and new experiences are the hallmark of International Beer Day, encouraged the sharing of techniques on how to make beer, along with how to enoy it. Various foods and activities that go along with it, to celebrate this enjoyable day of brewing skill.
How to celebrate International Beer Day
The founders of the International Beer Day had three declared reasons for the day, and are as follows:
- Gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer.
- Celebrate those responsible for brewing and serving beer.
- Unite the world under the banner of beer, by celebrating the beers of all nations together on a single day.
However, many folks agree, just raise your glass, tankard, bottle or can and toast those that make the amazing brew possible. Whether it as at a bar, club, pub, or even just a cook-out, it is easy enough to find a place to get a brew or two. Most places that hold events do so by tapping new, or in some cases rare, beers, hosting a happy hour that lasts all day, trivia events, and many games with prizes involving beer gear. Enjoy yourself, responsibly, and share the wonders of beer with those around you. Maybe hoist up a different type of beer than your usual fare, to expand your horizons. Even if it is just something you have never tried before, give it that much at least. Sometime, somewhere, a brewer spent time to get that beer right, and to market it to the public. So hoist your tankard, tap the kegs, tip the staff and enjoy the refreshment of International Beer Day!