International Beer Day 2020 - Important Date, History, How to celebrate the International Beer Day, Interesting Facts & Quotes

International Beer Day 2020 - On 7 August 2020, International Beer Day is observed to appreciate the people involved in making beer and to enjoy the new flavours of beers. Get the information about the history of International Beer Day & how to celebrate International Beer Day 2020 from this article.

Sheena | Updated Jun 29, 2020 18:11 PM

International Beer Day 2020 - Important Date, History, How to celebrate the International Beer Day, Interesting Facts & Quotes

International Beer Day 2020

International Beer Day is observed on the first Friday of August every year. International Beer Day falls on 7th August this year. International Beer Day 2020 is celebrated with an aim to celebrate the craft of brewing and show appreciation for the professionals involved in the making of beer.

What is the History of International Beer Day?

The observation of International Beer Day was originally initiated by Jesse Avshalomov. The celebration of International Beer Day was started in Santa Cruz, California in the year 2007. Beer Day was aimed to celebrate the craft of brewing and to show appreciation for those involved in the making of beer. This day quickly expanded to include celebrations of bartenders and other beer technicians.

The International Beer Day expanded in scope and size. The day quickly gained international recognition and following within only a short year. International Beer Day was celebrated in 207 cities, 50 countries and on 6 continents.

How is Beer brewed?

Beer is an alcoholic beverage made by the fermentation of grain. The vast majority of the world’s beers, the grain that is used as the base is barley. The brewing process for the beer begins with malted barley that has been germinated and then roasted. The malt is heated with water in a large kettle called a "Mash tun." The starches in the malt get broken down into simple sugars at the end of mashing and result in a sweet liquid known as Wort.

The malt is then rinsed and strained to get the last of the sugars into solution. The used malt will now be called "spent grain," which is useless for beer, but still good for baking, or for animal feed. The wort is then piped into the brew kettle, the next large tank. Hops, that is green, cone-like flowers are added and boiled with the liquid, providing bitterness and aroma. It is then rapidly cooled and yeast is added for fermentation. Yeast consumes the sugar and releases alcohol and carbon dioxide. After fermentation, the young beer is processed in a conditioning tank from a few days to several weeks or even for years depending on the style.

How is International Beer Day observed?

International Beer Day was founded to celebrated the people who make the beers. International Beer Day was declared for three reasons. They are as follows:

  • To gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer.

  • Celebrate people & professionals who are responsible for brewing and serving beer.

  • To celebrate the beers of all nations together on a single day.

  • The day is celebrated by the people as they raise your glass, tankard, bottle or can and toast those that make the amazing brew possible. 

  • On this special day, most places hold events by hosting a happy hour that lasts all day, trivia events, and many games with prizes involving beer gear. 

  • People market their new brand on this day it the public. 

How to celebrate International Beer Day 2020?

People should take the International Beer Day to appreciate and recognize the people who make the beer. On this day, people gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer. On this day,

  • People celebrate the responsible for brewing and serving beer

  • New experiences and diverse types are the hallmarks of Beer Day

  • You can share the techniques on how to make beer, along with how to enjoy it. 

  • You can celebrate the day along with the various foods and activities that go along with it, to celebrate this enjoyable day of brewing skill.

  • Enjoy yourself, responsibly, and share the wonders of beer with your loved ones and friend.

  • You can hoist up a different type of beer than your usual fare, to expand your horizons.

What are the top brands of Beer?

The most popular beers across the world are listed below:

  • Snow

  • Budweiser

  • Tsingtao

  • Bud Light

  • Skol

  • Heineken

  • Harbin

  • Yanjing

  • Corona

  • Coors Light

The best Beer brands in India are:

  1. Kingfisher

  2. Budweiser

  3. Carlsberg

  4. Foster's

  5. Haywards

  6. Tuborg

  7. Heineken

  8. Godfather

  9. Bira 91

  10. Breezer

Beer - Interesting Facts

  • Do you know, Brewing is believed to have started about 5,000 years ago?

  • The study of the process of fermentation in brewing is called zymurgy.

  • The oldest and still-operating brewery in the US is the Yuengling brewery located in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

  • Snake Venom is the strongest beer in the world with an alcohol by volume content of 67.5%.

  • For the first time, Beer was packaged in a 12-ounce aluminum can in the year 1959.

  • Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.

  • The people of the Czech Republic drinks the most beer of any nation in the world, followed by Austria and Germany

  • The top beer-producing countries in the world are China and the US

International Beer Day - Quotes

Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer!” — Martin Luther

"Religions change; beer and wine remain." — Hervey Allen, author.

“Beer culture is a part of the world of food and drink. It’s not just a commodity in cans and bottles, but has value as an agricultural product with good ingredients.” — Michael Jackson

“Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger

"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer." — Frank Zappa

"Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder." — Kinky Friedman

"Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world." — Jack Nicholson

"Beer. It always seems like such a good idea at the time, doesn't it? What's worse is beer seems like an even better idea after you've had some beer." — Steven Hall

"God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer." — Anne Sexton

“Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that’s a tough call. That’s rebellion.” — Alice Cooper

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International Beer Day - FAQ

1. What is a beer brewer called?

A brewery (or brewing company) is a business that makes and sells beer. The place at which beer is commercially made is either called a brewery or a beerhouse, where distinct sets of brewing equipment are called plant.

2. What is Cenosillicaphobia?

Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass. This phobia can pertain to glasses lacking in beer, wine, or a cocktail.

3. What is Novinophobia?

Novinophobia is the fear of running out of wine. The wine lovers are afraid that they will run out of wine, and that there will be no wine left for them to drink.

4. What is the source of beer?

Beer is brewed from cereal grains, commonly from malted barley. Wheat, maize (corn), and rice are also used. During the brewing process, fermentation of the starch sugars in the wort produces ethanol and carbonation in the resulting beer.