International Beer Day was created so we can pay tribute to one of the most beloved pleasures of mankind. This day is truly international, because there are hunters everywhere. Many people already drink beer at the end of the working week, so why not set aside one of the Fridays specifically to enjoy it to the fullest?
The first evidence of beer drinking dates back to the 43rd century BC. e. It was used in Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt: it was done by both the nobility and the poor. The Romans preferred wine, but in the Middle Ages brews based on malt and yeast became popular again. Its distribution was due to the poor quality of water: for centuries, people were afraid to use it, preferring to drink ‘with a degree’. Nowadays, there are varieties of beer drinks for every taste, including those with various flavorings.
The idea of the celebration was submitted in 2007 by Jesse Avshalomov, who wished to create a holiday that would unite like-minded people around the world. According to his plan, this day should involve brewers and everyone who makes, sells or serves intoxicating drinks. The idea was unexpectedly successful and was quickly picked up by the Americans, and then by other countries.
- There are about 8,000 breweries in the US.
- There are days dedicated to different types of alcohol in many countries.
- Moderate consumption of hops significantly reduces the risk of kidney stones.
How to take part
Spend the evening with your favorite light or dark variety by heading to a bar or hosting a home gathering with friends. Do not forget to stock up on a variety of snacks. Leave the bartender a bigger tip than usual, congratulate workers of the industry you know – they will be very pleased.
When is International Beer Day celebrated in 2023?
International Beer Day is observed on the first Friday of August each year.