International Beer Day 2023: Date, Interesting Facts, Significance, History

International Beer Day 2023 is being observed on Friday, August 4 all over the world. Started as a local bar observance in the United States, the day is now celebrated in more than 80 countries now. The main objective of this special day is to gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer and celebrate those responsible for brewing and serving of beer.

International Beer Day (IBD) was found by a commoner named Jesse Avshalomov in Santa Cruz, California in 2007. It is observed every year on the first Friday of August.

International Beer Day 2023 Date

Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for International Beer Day 2023 for the next 5 years.

International Beer Day 2023August 4, 2023Friday
International Beer Day 2024August 2, 2024Friday
International Beer Day 2025August 1, 2025Friday
International Beer Day 2026August 7, 2026Friday
International Beer Day 2027August 6, 2027Friday

International Beer Day 2023 Overview

EventInternational Beer Day 2023
DateAugust 4, 2023
Declared byLocals of United States
PurposeTo encourage everyone to kick-in with a bottle of chilled beer and to honor those responsible for preparing and serving it.

Interesting facts about Beer

Here are some interesting facts about beer for you on this International Beer Day:

  1. International Beer Day celebration is different from the National Beer Day observed in the United States.
  2. History of beer dates back to about 3500-2900 B.C. with ancient evidence found in the form of chemical residues in ancient Iran.
  3. Snake Venom brewed by the Scottish brewery Brewmeister is the strongest beer in the world with the strength of 67.5%.
  4. The earliest written mention of beer is found BC in the works of the ancient Greek writer Xenophon in 5th century.
  5. China, the United States, Germany, Russia and Brazil are the top five countries producing beer.
  6. In Altenburg, Germany, there is a in Altenburg, Germany which is the largest in the world.
  7. Lager is the most common type of beer, followed by ale and stout.
  8. World’s oldest brewery is the Weihenstephan brewery in Freising, Germany founded in 1040.

Significance of International Beer Day 2023

Beer is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages with fairly low alcohol content that is perfect for light occasion like casual chilling and refreshment. It is also the oldest beverage to be consumed and the third most consumed beverage in the world only after water and tea.

To encourage people to try out new flavors of beer and to honor those involved with brewing and serving of the beverage, first Friday in August will be celebrated as International Beer Day.

History of International Beer Day Observation

International Beer Day is an unofficial holiday that celebrates the beer as an ultimate refreshment beverage and encourages people to try out new flavors. The day was created in 2007 by Jesse Avshalomov and his friends Evan Hamilton, Aaron Araki and Richard Hernandez, in San Francisco, United States.

Enjoying beer together is seen as the perfect way of bringing friends together. Up until 2012, International Beer Day was celebrated on August 5. But later the founders took a poll of fans and based on that moved the celebration of the day to the first Friday in August.

International Beer Day 2023 Celebration

Initial celebrations of beer day were held in the local bars where the holiday was found. But soon it turned to International Beer Day and the celebrations expanded to become a worldwide event.

To celebrate this day, people meet with their friends and have beer games such as beer pong, binge drinking, trivia nights, etc. many local clubs and pubs host happy hours and beer flights which friends try to drink together and create a fun and laughter filled environment. People are encouraged to give one another the ‘gift of beer’ by buying each other drinks.

People are also suggested to step out of their local brewery and sample a beer from another culture. The bartenders and servers who work round the clock so we can enjoy a chilled beer also look forward to this day to be tipped generously.


When was the first International Beer Day celebrated?

Jesse Avshalomov and his friends created and celebrated the first International Beer Day in 2007.

Is National Beer Day same as International Beer Day in US?

National Beer Day is observed on April 7 of every year and celebrates the passing of Cullen–Harrison Act that permits the manufacturing and sale of low-alcohol beer and wines whereas International Beer Day is a simple day to celebrate beer.

Can you name some popular brands of beer I should try?

Bud Light, Corona Extra, Miller Lite Lager Beer, Heineken Lager, Budweiser and Coors Light Lager Beer are some best beer brands you should try this International Beer Day.

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