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The fascinating history of International Beer Day

August 5th is celebrated as the International Beer Day. It is a recognition of one of the world’s most popular and significant beverages.. But what makes beer so unique? And where did it come from? Here’s a look at the fascinating history of beer.

Beer has been around for centuries, with many theories about its origins. Some say it originated in ancient Egypt, while others believe it came from China or India. But one thing is certain: beer has been enjoyed by people all over the world for millennia.

There are many different types of beer, each with its own unique flavor and texture. Brewed from barley malt, hops, and water, beer is often flavored with fruits, spices, or other additives. Unlike other alcoholic beverages, beer is relatively low in alcohol content (typically between 4% and 6%), making it a popular drink for people of all ages

So why do we celebrate International Beer Day?

In this blog, We will be sharing some of the histories of beer and its interesting facts about it.

Well, partly because it’s just a fun excuse to enjoy a cold drink on a hot day! More importantly, it’s a chance to celebrate the cultural and historical significance of beer around the world. So raise your mug and toast to the joys of bearing! Cheers!

One of the first beverages that mankind made, was beer. The first barley beer with chemical proof was produced in modern-day Iran in the fifth millennium BC, and it was mentioned in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia’s written histories before being exported all over the world. Beer is celebrated all across the world on International Beer Day in bars, breweries, and backyards. Every beer fan should toast our brewers and bartenders on this special day.

Jesse Avshalomov established International Beer Day (IBD) in Santa Cruz, California, in 2007. International Beer Day is observed every August on the first Friday. This unofficial festival encourages people to experiment with new flavors while honoring the art and science of beer making.

Beer manages to accomplish what politicians have been trying to do for centuries: bring people together for a good cause. We stop what we’re doing, sit down, and have a few pints of beer and talk to one another about our unquenchable thirst for beer. Beer somehow makes it possible to agree to disagree among friends and still leave as pals, regardless of how amicable or unpleasant the discourse is, quiet or passionate. Many of us have probably had a few beers and worked out many of the world’s issues!

The theme for International Beer Day

Around the world, people gather in bars, breweries, and backyards to celebrate. Today is a time to celebrate our loved ones and savor the wonderful qualities of beer. This day is dedicated to beer drinkers and people who occasionally enjoy alcoholic beverages.

History of International Beer Day

The original intent of Beer Day was to honor the art of brewing. Additionally, it was developed with the purpose of expressing gratitude to everyone who contributed to the production of beer. The jubilation of bartenders and other beer professionals quickly added to the day. Two types of ale were brought from England to India around 1716.

Almost all cultures have a history of having this exquisite drink at some point. The earliest indications of man’s fascination with making beer come from Mesopotamia and ancient Babylon. Beer recipes that were recorded on clay tablets in 4300 B.C. and pottery containers that were still sticky with beer residue in 3400 B.C. have both been discovered by archaeologists. Everyone in ancient Egypt consumed beer as a staple of their diet, including pharaohs, commoners, priests, and even young children. Christian monks started producing beer in the Middle Ages and popularized the use of hops. Before then, local flavorings like dates and olive oils were added to the brewing process of beer. Beer is still flavored with hops, herbs, or fruits in modern brewing. Whether it’s macro, micro, or craft, beer brewing is a skilled profession that uses time-tested methods that have been meticulously refined over the course of decades and millennia.

Jesse Avshalomov established International Beer Day for the following reasons

  • Enjoy beer with your mates when you get together
  • Congratulate those who produce and serve beer
  • Celebrate the beers of all countries on one day to unify the world under the banner of beer

Interesting Statistics for International Beer Day

  • Beer is said to prevent kidney stones by scientists. In fact, it’s said that drinking one bottle a day can cut your risk of inheriting this disease by as much as 40%.
  • The oldest recipe ever written down is for beer—the first recorded barley beer dates to about 5,000 B.C.
  • The most consumed alcoholic beverage worldwide is beer. In actuality, beer is the most widely consumed beverage worldwide, followed by water and tea.
  • The world’s strongest beer contains 67.5 percent alcohol by volume. The Scottish brewery Brewmeister produced this beverage in 2017. Snake Venom is the name of the beer.
  • The top beer-producing nations worldwide are China, the US, Brazil, Mexico, and Germany.
  • The most expensive beer in the world is sold in Qatar, where a 330ml bottle costs an average of USD $11.26 (Rs. 830.76)
  • For the most beers had in one sitting, Andre the Giant of WWE fame holds the world record.
  • Cenosillicaphobia is the name for the condition in which a person fears an empty glass.
  • Zythology, the scientific term for brewing, is derived from the Greek terms zythos (which means beer) and logos (study)
  • Natural elements such as malted grains (most frequently barley), hops, yeast, and water are used to make beer.
  • Around 93,000 liters of beer per year, according to the renowned beer company “Guinness,” end up in the beards of Englishmen.
  • A Celebration

    Today, we celebrate all things beer. And what could be a better way to do that than have a day-long festival dedicated to this master craft of Beer-making? If you’re looking for an excuse to raise a glass (or two) today, look no further. But don’t just stop at beer – there are plenty of other libations out there that deserve your appreciation too. In case you need some inspiration, here are some fun facts about some of our favorite drinks. Cheers!

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