It’s International Beer Day!

International Beer Day is August 5th

August 5th is International Beer Day, a day celebrated by thousands of people all around the world, all rejoicing in the deliciousness that is BEER.  The day was founded in 2007 by a group of friends, Jesse Avshalomov, Evan Hamilton, Aaron Araki, and Richard Hernandez as a celebration of beer and the people who make and serve it.  They call it a “global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and back yards 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!”

The idea is simple:

  1. To gather with friends and enjoy the deliciousness that is beer.
  2. To celebrate the dedicated men and women who brew and serve our beer.
  3. To bring the world together under the united banner of beer, by celebrating the beers of all nations and cultures together on this one remarkable day.

Beer-is-a-Love-PotionHow awesome is that!? So how will you celebrate International Beer Day?  Why not grab some friends and head to your favorite pub or beer bar? While you’re there, spread the word among the other bar patrons and turn things into a party! When a group of people, even strangers, get together and celebrate a common love, magic happens… especially when the celebration is fueled by good beer!

Beer is universal. It’s approachable, yet complex with so much to appreciate. With so many styles and variations on styles… there’s something for everyone. And sure, there are plenty of beer snobs out there that will tell you that you’re not a true beer lover unless you drink a specific style or can pick out the individual hop strains used to brew the batch.  But the truth is, real beer people are good people. They understand that different people have different tastes.  (Hey, if you don’t like my favorite style, that’s ok… more beer for me, right!?) The craft beer movement promotes creativity and collaboration in a way that you don’t often find in other industries.

So I urge you to celebrate today.  Not only beer, but the coming together of people from all over the world.  Celebrate the artistry, cooperation, and hard work that goes into the brewing and serving of the all the great craft beer that you’ve come to love. Grab some friends and your favorite brews and raise a glass… to BEER!  (And don’t forget to tip your bartender!)


Enjoy the Beer Fireworks

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Categories: The Spirit of Craft Beer

Author:Amy Ellsworth

Amy Ellsworth is The Craft Beer Girl. Follow her as she discovers the world of craft beer through brewery tours, beer festivals, reviews and homebrewing. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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One Comment on “It’s International Beer Day!”

  1. August 24, 2012 at 9:54 AM #

    Great song to accompany the video 🙂 I didn’t know it was International Beer Day but on August 5 I was at a brewery 🙂

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