International Beer Day started in a bar in Santa Cruz, California in 2007 and has grown into a global event. The day has three declared purposes:
1. Gather with friends to enjoy beer
2. Celebrate those who brew and serve beer
3. Unite the world under the banner of beer
These noble motivations have made International Beer Day a favorite celebration worldwide. Many bars, brew houses and restaurants offer beer specials on this day, including all-day happy hours, specially designed beer tasting flights, special food/beer pairings, and various contests. Check with your local establishments for special events!
International Beer Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday of August.