CLEVELAND — It’s time to raise your glass and say cheers! Friday is International Beer Day.
According to the holiday’s website, International Beer Day began in 2008 and is held annually on the first Friday of August.
The purpose of the holiday is “to gather with friends and enjoy the deliciousness that is beer, to celebrate the dedicated men and women who brew and serve our beer, and to bring the world together by celebrating the beers of all nations and cultures on this one remarkable day.”
In addition to cracking open a cold one this evening, we’ve compiled a list of some adventorous ways you can celebrate the holiday.
Go to a local brewery
According to Destination Cleveland there are dozens of breweries within a 25-miles radius of Downtown Cleveland. 34 of them have agreed to participate in the Cleveland Brewery Passport which allows you to taste beers and win prizes. Click here for more.
You can also visit BreweryDB.com to find a brewery in your neighborhood.
Try a new beer
You can either ask the bartender for a recommendation or research suggestions based on your preferences. There are multiple apps, such as Untapped, that can assist in your research process.
Learn some beer facts
You can also celebrate International Beer Day by getting educated on all things beer. Great Lakes Brewing Company offers a beer school that teaches participants about the beer making process, knowledge necessary to execute the perfect tour and includes a tasting session. Click here for more.