Beer is said to be the world ’s oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drink , being the third most popular drink overall, after water and tea.
This being the case , it is only appropriate that the world marks International Beer Day !
The IBD is a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and backyards all over the world .
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Celebrated every first Friday of August , it’s a day for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to brewers and bartenders and rejoice in the greatness of beer !
International Beer Day is right here ! Feel free to convince your non – beer drinking spouse / friend / warden to partake in what is now becoming the most beloved day of universal celebration .
“‘I don ’t like beer , ’ they may say , without a hint of shame or embarrassment.
“Balderdash. They just haven ’ t experienced the wonders of a well crafted beer and just need a little guidance, ” experts at internationalbeerday retort .
The experts note that the majority of beers on the market today are either ales or lagers .
Distinguishing between ‘beers ’ as we know them, the experts write , “Lagers tend to have a more smooth and mellow flavour , while Ales are more full – bodied and slightly bitter . This is all due to the yeast and fermentation process .
“Lagers (German word for “to store”) are fermented for longer at lower temperatures.
“Due to this time – consuming process , a lot of small breweries can ’t afford the time it takes for fermentation and leave it to the big boys .
“Ales are fermented at higher temperatures for a shorter period of time and contain hops , which add the bitter flavour .
“If you meet a time traveler from the Middle Ages, this is their beverage of choice ,” the experts submit.
Meanwhile, the purpose of International Beer Day is threefold :
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 .
it was first celebrated in August 2008 .
August was chosen because of its summer weather and distance from other beer celebrations .
It is celebrated in over 200 cities globally.
So, Happy International Beer Day !