International Beer Day (IBD) is a universal celebration of beer and is celebrated on the first Friday of every August. This festival was founded in Santa Cruz, California and since its inception as a small event in 2007, the day has grown into a global celebration covering over 200 cities, 50 countries and six continents.
On this day, beer lovers across the world raise a toast to the brewers and bartenders and celebrate the existence of this beverage. Unique experience and diverse range of beers are the major highlights of this exciting festival. Reviving and sharing the methods of beer brewing, along with different ways of enjoying pints is also a part of this festival. This is the occasion for beer lovers to gather under one roof and enjoy the finest range of beers from all across the world.
Below mentioned are some of beer lovers’ pilgrimage and finest places to enjoy the ‘International Beer Day.’
Prague, Czech Republic
When in Prague be amazed to pay more for water and less for beer. It was back in the 10th century that brewing was first recorded in the city and today the residents are the biggest beer consumers in the world. The city is the most sought after destination for beer lovers. Grab Air France flight deals and discover this magical city and enjoy the ancient charm dating back a thousand years. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit U Fleku which is a microbrewery cum bar and a restaurant that has been serving the exclusive Dark Lager for over 500 years.
Also, Pilsen that is located on the outskirts of Prague is where the Pilsner Pale Lager originated. Here you can try cask-conditioned, non-pasteurized beer that is similar to the 19th-century version of the beer.
Places to Go – U Fleku & Pilsen
Standard price for a pint is $1.49
Look out for LOT Polish Airlines Flights offers to explore one of the most developed cities in Germany. When in Munich, get your hands on exotic beer, discover the scenic Alps and visit the birthplace of BMW. The world renowned 16-day Oktoberfest Munich is held here. The festival that is dedicated to everything beer sees nearly 6 million beer lovers consume over 7 million liters of beer each year.
Munich in Germany is one of the most visited places during the International Beer Day as beer is considered to be an essential part of the cultural and culinary heritage of Munich. If you can’t make it to the Oktoberfest, make it a point to visit the Augustiner-Keller Biergarten which is one of the oldest beer gardens in Munich.
Make Air France reservations for low-cost airline tickets to Munich. The airline also offers regular flights to German cities from major US and European airports.
Go for: Hefeweizen, bock, unfiltered lagers and altbier
Standard price for a pint: $3.41
Besides these Dublin in Ireland, Portland in U.S.A, London in U.K., Tokyo in Japan, Asheville in North Carolina, U.S.A and Amsterdam in Netherlands are some of the finest cities to visit and celebrate International Beer Day.