five beer mug filled with beer

The International Beer Day is a day celebrated worldwide on the first Friday of every August. It has been celebrated all over the world since 2007. The idea behind this holiday is to:

  • Bring friends together and enjoy some beer
  • Celebrate those who brew and serve beer
  • Celebrate different beers from all nations

History of International Beer Day

The idea was originally conceived by Jesse Avshalomov in 2007. However, it was later on founded by three individuals in Santa Cruz, California. The three, Aaron Araki, Evan Hamilton, Richard Hernande, managed to convince their local bar to celebrate this day end even ended up creating a website for it.

In addition, the website took off so fast. Soon they started receiving emails from people who had the same immense love for beer and held their celebrations in their countries. Currently, the International Beer day is celebrated every year on 6 continents.

So, how do you celebrate this holiday?

How you celebrate the holiday entirely depends on you. As a beer enthusiast, you can celebrate this day by:

  • Getting a few friends and sampling beers from different countries
  • Thanking and tipping your bartender for their service
  • Gifting someone with their favorite beer

You can also celebrate IBD by attending an IBD event near you. However, if there are no events near you, you could start one and have people come and celebrate with you.

Final Thought

One staple of any city is a good bar, a friendly pub or a busy club. You can, therefore, find these just about anywhere. Whether you’re in the rural or city, you can never miss a bar serving beer. As we all look forward to celebrating this holiday next year, let’s keep appreciating those who brew beer. Cheers!


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