It’s the day again…..i am referring to international Beer day…Yes people it is today! International Beer Day (IBD) is a celebration on the first Friday of every August founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California by Jesse Avshalomov. Since its inception, International Beer Day has grown from a small localised event in the western United States into a worldwide celebration spanning 207 cities, 80 countries and 6 continents.
If you’re wondering what the whole idea behind the day is….it is to have beer and make merry!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! Raise a toast to the world’s most consumed alcohol.and bring the world together under the roof of Beer! That’s a roof we all would love to be under….
International Beer Day began as a celebration at the founders’ local bar, but has since expanded to become a worldwide event. Celebrations are planned throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Asia and Australia. In India, the culture has creeped in rigorously too. Celebrations here includePopular forms of International Beer Day Events include: Tapping of new or rare beers, all-day happy hours, beer flights, trivia nights, binge drinking and other games (such as beer pong), beer/food pairings and beer gear giveaways. In the international spirit of the holiday, it is also suggested that participants step out of their domestic/locally brewed comfort zone and sample a beer from another culture.
- International Beer Day takes place annually on the first Friday in August
- First celebrated in August 2007
- August was chosen for its summer weather and distance from other beer celebrations
- Celebrated in over 200 cities globally
Raise your glass to celebrate the heroes behind each tasty brew. Cheers and Happy International Beer Day!