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International Beer Day: Raise your glass and cheer a tasty beer

International Beer Day 2014: Raise your glass and cheer a great tasting beer
International Beer Day 2014: Raise your glass and cheer a great tasting beer
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Have you heard the big holiday news? According to a Beer and Brewer Magazine article published on July 30, a refreshing holiday is almost here and people are ready to celebrate! Get ready to raise your glass, world. A highly anticipated global celebration is just a few hours away. Aug. 1, 2014, is International Beer Day! Hooray!

Whether you consider yourself a beer enthusiast, novice or just enjoy sippin’ an ice cold brew from time-to-time, International Beer Day (IBD) is an annual beverage holiday observed on the first Friday in August. IBD is the perfect opportunity for beer lovers, pub and restaurant owners, breweries and distributors from around the world to celebrate, appreciate and enjoy a refreshing beer with friends and loved ones. International Beer Day not only provides a perfect opportunity for folks to enjoy a great domestic beer or brew from other parts of the world, but also celebrates and recognizes the people who manufacture, sell and serve beer to thirsty customers and encourages people from different countries and cultures to unite and celebrate together.

Jesse Avshalomov Evan Hamilton, Aaron Araki, Richard Hernandez, Tyler Burton and Ryland Hale, came up with idea in 2007. The first IBD celebration took place in 2008 and the event continues to grow every year. This year, more than 400 celebrations are expected to take place all over the world including an attempt at a World Record. The Beer Pilgrim is inviting thirsty beer lovers to take part in a World Record attempt for the ‘largest beer tasting at a single venue’ at the Ivy Sunroom in Sydney, Australia. Be sure to check out the IBD map to find an event near you!

Whether you make it, sell it, serve it or drink it, why not celebrate IBD with a brew or two with friends, co-workers or neighbors? If you visit a local pub, be sure to thank the bartender! Cheers!

As always - please drink responsibly.