International Beer Day is a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, brewpubs, 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!
How to celebrate IBD
For those who are new to this whole International Beer Day thing we’ve crafted this guide on how to celebrate this amazing day.
First of all, here’s the mission statement for the best day of the year.
--To gather with friends and enjoy the deliciousness that is beer.
--To celebrate the dedicated men and women who brew and serve our beer.
--To bring the world together by celebrating the beers of all nations and cultures on this one remarkable day.
--International Beer Day takes place annually on the first Friday in August
First celebrated in August 2008
--August was chosen for its summer weather and distance from other beer celebrations
--Celebrated in over 200 cities globally
Drink Good Beer with Good Friends
If you were thinking about spending International Beer Day by yourself, think again! Drinking beer may be the most important part of celebrating International Beer Day, but we’re pretty convinced that beer goes best with a little conversation. So drag your friends out to an IBD celebration or invite them into your home, but make sure you have some camaraderie to go with your brews.
Find Your Nearest IBD Celebration
There may be International Beer Day events right around the corner. Call your local pubs!
Give the Gift of Beer
It’s a well known fact that beer tastes better when someone else buys it for you, so it’s a tradition on International Beer Day to buy beer for your friends! When you present the beer, don’t forget to say the traditional words of beer-giving:
“I bring you the gift of beer.”
By giving the gift of beer to your friends and receiving the gift of beer in return, everyone’s beer becomes much more delicious.
Enjoy Beers From Other Cultures
It’s a big beer world out there full of wondrous new flavors. Be adventurous, try something new on International Beer Day!
Thank Your Brewer, Thank Your Bartender
Thousands of men and women around the world have devoted their lives to providing us with the enormous variety of beers we have available to us and on International Beer Day it’s important to let these people know that we appreciate them. So write a note, leave a tip, make a call, or just say thanks, but make sure your brewers and bartenders know that you love them.