international beer day

Dilly, Dilly! International Beer Day is August 3rd

In Food & Drink, Seasons & Holidays by Adam's Crossing Apartments

international beer dayInternational Beer Day will be on Friday, August 3rd this year. If you don’t know the difference between a lager and an ale – or if you’ve never heard of this holiday before – you can use International Beer Day as an opportunity to expand your beer knowledge and enjoy a delicious beverage with friends.

History & Purpose of International Beer Day

The exact date of International Beer Day changes every year because it is celebrated on the first Friday of August. Jesse Avshalomov created the holiday in 2008 in Santa Cruz, California. He started the celebration as a playful experiment with his friends, and now 207 cities around the world celebrate it.

On the holiday’s website, Avshalomov lists three purposes for the boozy celebration. They are:

  • To gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer
  • To celebrate those responsible for brewing and serving beer
  • To unite the world under the banner of beer by celebrating the beers of all nations together on a single day

Avshalomov encourages celebrators to purchase beer for loved ones and challenges them to try both locally brewed beers and beers from unfamiliar cultures. Further, on his website, he sells International Beer Day posters, explains the differences between different types of beer, and posts social media updates about the holiday. He even has suggestions on how to celebrate! If you’re curious, you can visit the site at — you guessed it —

Breweries Near Adams Crossing Apartments

After reading this article, you may decide to visit a local brewery to celebrate this holiday. Choose from any of the wonderful locations below.

Mully’s Brewery – 141 Schonner Lane, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Calvert Brewing Company – 15850 Commerce Ct., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Granite City Food and Brewery – 200 American Way, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Have a happy first Friday, and remember to enjoy responsibly!

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