International Beer Day, on August 7th, is a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and backyards all over the world! It’s a day for beer lovers all over the world to raise a toast to brewers and bartenders and to drink lots of beer with family and friends!
HOW To Celebrate
Drink good beer with friends
Go to your local brewery and try their in-house beer
Celebrate a bartender in your life
Give the gift of beer
Try a beer from a different country
A typical entry point into beer for new drinkers. Made with bottom fermenting yeast that has a lower tolerance to alcohol, lagers can taste light and a little malty. Classic lagers in America include Miller High Life, Coors, and Budweiser.
India Pale Ales (IPAs), which encompass numerous styles of beer, get their characteristics largely from hops and herbal, citrus or fruity flavors. They can be bitter and contain high alcohol levels, depending on the ingredients.
A dark beer, the flavor of stouts depend on where they come from. Sweet stouts largely originate from Ireland and England and are known for their low bitterness. Ireland’s Guinness brand produces some of the world’s most recognizable stout beer.
Traditional porters, which can trace their roots to the United Kingdom, are dark in color due to common ingredients like chocolate or other dark-roasted malts. Porters tend to taste less like coffee with more of a chocolatey feel.
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BEERS TO TRY
Lagers: Budweiser, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Heineken, Corona, Peroni
IPAs: Harpoon, Hoppy Hops, Surf Wax, 60 minute, Double Mountain, Knee Deep
Stout: Guinness, Russian Imperial, Bell’s Kalamazoo, Left Hand Milk, Founder’s Breakfast, Mackeson
Porter: Everett, Last Snow, Stone Smoke, Maui Coconut, Funky Buddha Maple Bacon, Cigar City
BEER AT HOME
A featured product on Shark Tank, Fizzics uses a micro-foam technology in their dispensers, which leverages sound waves and fluid dynamics to produce the perfect “pour” by enhancing the flavor and taste. It works with all cans and bottles, as well as all beer styles (IPAs, Porters, Lagers, Stouts, Brown Ales, etc), and it’s portable!
Don’t forget to drink responsibly! Don’t drink and drive.