Founded by Jesse Avshalomov in 2007, the International Beer Day, celebrated on the first Friday of every August aims to gather friends to enjoy beer and celebrate those responsible for brewing and serving beer.
An event that started off as a celebration at the founders' local bar, has since then, turned into an international celebration. According to the International Beer Day website, "International Beer Day is a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and backyards all over the world.
It’s a day for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to our brewers and bartenders and rejoice in the greatness of beer!
For the unversed, the majority of beer available in the market nowadays is either lagers or ales. Lagers tend to be more smooth and mellow while Ales are full-bodied and slightly bitter. While beer is made with four basic ingredients including water, barley, hops and yeast, over the years, beer aficionados have over the years added their own twist to these soulful beverages.