From the pub, to the brewery, to the backyard, beer is one of the most commonly enjoyed drinks throughout the world. There are thousands of varieties of beer, from sours, to IPAs, to lagers, and beyond, each stemming from your major international breweries or your local microbreweries.
With such popularity, we don’t really need an excuse to raise a toast with our friends on this day. Let’s dive in and explore the history of the world’s most popular beverage.
A History of International Beer Day
Many don’t know this, but beer is actually the oldest recorded recipe on the planet. It dates all the way back to 5,000 B.C., where ancient Egyptians documented the process or brewing, using ingredients such as pomegranates and Egyptian herbs and spices. Beer eventually made its way across the plains and into the Middle East, before heading out to Europe and the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages.
The first United States beers were based off of English-style ales, many of the most popular American Beers with that same flavor. There are now thousands of pubs and breweries across the United States, each with their own take on this alcoholic beverage.
International Beer Day came about in August, as it is hot in most parts of the world during that time.
How To Celebrate International Beer Day
There are many different ways to celebrate International Beer Day. For starters, you can go and enjoy some good beer with your friends. Whether you want to go out to your local pub or pick up a few six packs and have a small get-together at home is totally up to you!
If you do feel like going out, we recommend calling around to your local pubs to see if you can find an International Beer Day event going on!
If you truly want to appreciate the craft of brewing beer, we highly recommend brewing your own. There are many homemade brew kits available on the market that make it incredibly easy to make your own beer at home. Make sure to hashtag #InternationalBeerDay so that all of your friends and family know to join in on the fun!
“Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.”
- Thomas Jefferson
On This Day, International Beer Day, As Well As…
National Watermelon Day
Watermelon is one of the most popular summer fruits with its refreshing taste and summer aesthetic. This fruit is made with 92% water and has the ability to hold all of that water, even when in a desert landscape. They can grow to gargantuous sizes, which is the reason many growers hold watermelon competitions. If you’re looking to celebrate today, grab yourself a slice of watermelon or make one of these delicious watermelon dishes.
National Grab Some Nuts Day
With so many nuts in the world from pistachios to pecans, it seems like you’ll never run out of different nuts to try. The definition of a nut is pretty cloudy, as many of our favorite legumes and seeds are considered nuts, even though they aren’t in the same botanical species. Regardless, these delicious little things contain a world of nutrients that make us happier, healthier, and well, nuttier! While you’re having a beer today, make sure to get a side of nuts to enjoy alongside it.