International Beer Day: How Will you Enjoy Yours?

By Dan August 1, 2014

It’s officially International Beer Day 2014.

Founded in 2007, this special occasion is a global celebration of all things beer and today, people all over the world will be raising a toast from the comfort of their local pub, favourite brewery or back garden.

So, now that you know it’s International Beer Day, the only question that remains is…how will you enjoy yours?

International Beer Day

In a Novelty Glass

From handles and medieval tankards to ale yards and specialty Kwak glasses, there are lots of fun ways to enjoy your beer – and some say different glasses can even alter the taste of a brew!

Did you know? There are over 500 different varieties of Belgian beer and each one has its very own personalised glass, which it must be served in.

International Beer Days 2014

In the Pub

Us Brits love a good pub, so where better to raise a glass to International Beer Day than at the bar of your local? There are lots of public houses taking part across the country and even if yours isn’t, you’re still certain to get into the celebratory spirit.

Did you know? England’s longest pub name is: ‘The Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn‘ in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester.

International Beer Day

In an Unusual Fashion

Flip cup, beer pong, the keg stand, the beer luge, shot gunning…these are just a few of the weird and wonderful ways you can enjoy a beer – but beware, some of these methods aren’t for the faint hearted!

Did you know? According to the Guinness Book of Records, the world record for the quickest ever beer chug belongs to Pennsylvania State’s Steven Petrosino, who drank a whole litre in an impressive 1.3 seconds.

Beer Day

In a Party Situation

If the sun is shining, you’re partial to a beer or two and you have some outside space, why not invite your friends to an impromptu International Beer Day party?

These days, major supermarkets supply different beers, real ales and lagers from all over the world, so there’s plenty of choice – you could even some cook up some food to accompany your favourite brews.

Did you know? The strongest beer ever sold was called ‘The End of History’. It was created by BrewDog in Fraserburgh, Scotland and had an alcoholic content of a whopping 55%.

The result of 55% beer!

If this has given you a thirst for beer, why not take a look at our full range of brewery tours and beer tasting experiences?

Looking for something a little different? Read our unusual beer names blog post. Happy International Beer Day!

Images: morten, columbia travel, Erica minton and dennis wilkinson via flickr

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