Meh Holiday August 7 -- International Beer Day


The first Friday of August is International Beer Day. It used to be every August 5, but you can imagine how switching it to only be on Friday helped the gross domestic product of the world’s economies.

Beer is so significant it deserves its own holiday. Beer is the second most popular beverage in the world, second only to tea. The first historical reference to beer dates to around 6,000 BC. In the Middle Ages, monks brewing beer were allowed to drink five quarts of beer a day. English pubs sell ale by pints and quarts; when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at patrons to mind their own pints and quarts, and to calm down. Over time bartenders shortened this expression to “mind your P’s and Q’s”. British men have been found twice as likely to know the price of their beer as their partner’s bra size.

I need not ask most mehtizens how to celebrate International Beer Day, but here are a few more creative ways than the obvious.
–Take some steps toward brewing your own beer. Read up online, or order a starter kit. I suggest you do the former before doing the latter.
–Try a brand of beer you’ve never tried before. There are so many to choose from.
–Put on a mask, grab some beers, and head over to that new neighbor you have been telling yourself to welcome but putting it off.

How do YOU celebrate International Beer Day?