When the International Beer Day is celebrated
If you suddenly want to know when it's worth celebrating the Beer Day, you risk getting a little confused in the dates. Beer is one of the most ancient drinks. The number of recipes for its preparation is estimated in the thousands, and the number of admirers is in the millions.All this has led to the fact that people more and more often pay homage to this product, arranging in honor of it, as well as in honor of masters making a foamy drink, various festivals and fairs. In the calendars of many countries you will find the dates marked as official holidays of beer lovers. For example, in Iceland this will be the first day of March-month, and in Russia - the second Saturday of the month of June. In this article, let's try to figure out what the International Beer Day is, when and with whom it should be celebrated and what is needed for this.
What is beer?
Beer refers to low-alcohol beverages, which are obtained by fermenting malt with the use of brewer's yeast and the addition of hops.This drink is widely distributed in many countries. He has a special taste and aroma, which is achieved using a huge number of cooking recipes.
A bit of history
For the first time beer is mentioned in ancient times. In ancient Egypt it was brewed using malt and spices. There was no hops in it, and this drink was considered daily and compulsory in the diet. The Chinese cooked beer using rice, and the Indians - from corn. In Russia, the first factory for the production of a foam drink was founded in St. Petersburg in 1975.
International beer day. When to celebrate?
This holiday has come to us from Iceland. It was in the country of the Vikings on the first day of spring of 1989 that they passed a new law that officially permitted the use of strong beer. This was the end of the sobriety period, which lasted seventy-five years. Celebration Beer Day in Iceland itself is celebrated especially rampant.The main characters of the celebration are usually students. In addition to fun in beer bars, as well as tasting festivals, various cultural events are held.This, as a rule, sports and all kinds of theatrical performances. In general, this is a holiday for the whole family.
International beer day in August
How could suddenly this holiday, which was celebrated on the first day of spring, suddenly turned out to be in August? These changes took place in 2007 in the USA, and they were produced by Jess Avshalomov. This man owned a small bar and, thinking about how to attract as many customers as possible, decided to come up with a holiday. Choosing the most remote day from all the big holidays, and events in the states in the summer is very much, Jess proclaimed it the Day of beer. It was the first Friday in the last summer month. In 2007 this was the fifth number. People went in crowds to the bar to pay homage to their favorite drink. And all were pleased. Beer lovers received a new holiday - Beer Day, and bar owners - a huge profit, even if they made discounts on products.
A few years later this festival turned into another International Beer Day. First it was celebrated on August 5th, but soon for convenience in many countries (and there were more than fifty of them) began to celebrate on the first Friday of August.
What are the goals of the International Beer Day?
The main objectives of such an event are primarily the following three. The first goal is the unification of all peoples under the same banner - the banner of beer. The second is the meeting of old friends over a glass of your favorite drink. And finally, the last goal is to celebrate the employees of the brewing industry. Also, one of the main goals of this celebration in many countries is to try as many varieties of this favorite drink as possible.
Traditions of the holiday
Feast Day of beer, when a foamy drink poured a river, and in dancing, not one pair of shoes was destroyed, its traditions were received back in ancient Iceland. These were grandiose feasts, praising this drink, which could not go unnoticed for other countries. From now on, in many states, not only the beer itself is revered, but also the masters who create and distribute it among the people. Each country and even individual cities make their own special customs. But nevertheless, there are a number of traditions that remain unchanged from generation to generation.
The first tradition says that on this day you should certainly collect all friends, colleagues or family members in those institutions where you will be able to provide a large amount of beer.
Hence follows the following tradition - the second. On this day it is necessary to drink as much beer as the body can contain. And the varieties should certainly amaze with a variety of tastes.
The third obligatory tradition presupposes the holding of various games and contests. A game of beer pong is considered traditional. Along the table throw a special ball, which must certainly please in a container filled with beer and located on the opposite edge. And if you're lucky enough to get on this day in England, then you will be offered to run a race, the length of which is five miles. But this race is not easy. Fourteen pubs are located on the entire distance. Bypassing each of these drinking establishments, you simply have to drink everywhere a glass of beer.
How to celebrate a holiday?
Hiking with friends in various drinking establishments, which are organized year after year on Beer Day, are certainly good, but they risk getting bored quickly. After all, everyone wants to celebrate the holiday so that the impressions about him are enough for a whole year. Therefore, it is necessary to approach with all responsibility to the consideration of the place and program of the holiday.
One of the interesting options is an excursion to a factory that produces beer, which includes tasting different varieties of this drink. Such a service for a fee may be available to you at almost any brewery. As a rule, the producer himself is interested in such events. After all, it gives him additional advertising, and completely free of charge.
The second variant of the celebration is a trip by the whole company to nature. What could be better than snacks for beer cooked at the stake? And since you do not restrain the walls, you can organize a huge number of games and competitions. For example, guessing beer varieties to taste blindfolded.
Spend the day of beer fun. This foamy beverage must necessarily be the king of the celebration. And even if you do not drink alcohol, this is not a reason to miss the fun. There is a huge amount of non-alcoholic varieties that allow you to have lots of fun and, so to speak, keep your face.
What gifts to give?
Choosing a gift for a person on a beer festival, determine at the beginning what relation he has to beer. And, of course, do not forget that the present must have a connection with beer or the beer industry.
If a gift is planned to be presented to a person who is working in this industry, pay attention to the amusing ceramic brewers, beautifully decorated thanksgiving poems. The home brewery is also suitable.And for the representatives of the beautiful half of humanity, you can collect a beautiful bouquet of wheat, hops and malt flowers. Also suitable cake or cakes made in the appropriate style. For example, in the form of a beer keg.
With the professionals sorted out. Now let's talk about amateurs. In this case, everything is much more diverse. It can be just a bottle of good beer, perhaps author's performance, sets of different varieties with a bunch of dried fish, T-shirts or baseball caps decorated with beer inscriptions.An original gift will be the scores to keep a record of the bottles drunk per year. Do not lose relevance is also a certificate of service in some beer institution.
Day of the Brewer
The second Saturday of June is an official professional holiday of beer industry workers. In Russia, this day was granted the status of a holiday by presidential decree in 2003. On this day, it is customary to use the old recipes for creating beer, and also to apply absolutely new methods. In general, the main goal of this event is to enhance the authority of the Russian manufacturer, as well as attract the attention of new consumers. On the production, dedicated to the creation of everyone's favorite drink, they conduct all sorts of competitions, events and awards for certain merits.
In this article we examined what kind of international holiday is the Beer Day, when it is celebrated, how to spend time with maximum pleasure for oneself and others, with what stories its origin is connected, and also solved the most important question - when and why it is necessary to celebrate this festival.