August 3rd was named International Beer Day back in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California. Since then this day has gone from a small California event to a celebration around the world in more than 50 countries. The purpose of this day was created to enjoy a great beer with your friends.
Today it is in celebration of not only that but a global celebration of people who are responsible for brewing and serving beer, from brewers to bartenders and everyone involved in the process.
The best way to celebrate this day is by trying out as many international beers as you can. Put down your Budweiser and your Coors and let this day be the day you try some new beers. Check out local breweries and see what international beers they offer. Also, don’t forget to thank your bartenders and brewer while enjoying this day.
If you want to see which are the best international beers of this year, check out these top 10 best international beers to try on this beer lover’s favorite day.
This international pub staple has been around for many years. Guinness is a stout beer made by Guinness Ltd. in Dublin, Ireland. This beer is known for its smooth stout taste that at the end has a bitter finish.
If you decide to go into any pub today, you best believe they will have Guinness for you to enjoy.
This is the original Belgium white beer that dates all the way back to the 16th century. Hoegaarden is a blonde beer made by Brouwerij Van Hoegaarden in Hoegaarden, Belgium.
The beers flavor is a mix between fruity flavors like banana, pear, and lemon while having a kick of spice from the coriander, allspice, and clove. This beer is an excellent mix of all flavors, and it also goes well with a lemon slice.
Out of all the Hefeweizens, Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier is one of the highest ranked German wheat beers. The beer is made by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstepha in Freising, Germany.
The beer’s appearance is hazy and golden while its flavors are fruity and malty like a mix of cream and lemon. If you’re looking for a malty wheat beer, look no further.
Coming from one of the oldest wheat breweries in the world, Schneider Weisse beer has been brewed since the late 1800s. This wheat beer is made by Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn in Kelheim, Germany.
Its spice flavors of nutmeg and clove mix well with the flavors of apple to give it an overall spicy flavor while having a tart finish from the apple. Who wouldn’t want to try one of the oldest wheat beers ever?
This beer is the first ever pilsner created that dates all the way back to the mid 19th century. Pilsner Urquell is made by Plzensky Prazdroj in Plzen, Czech Republic and has kept its reputation high since it was created.
The beer’s appearance is clear yet golden, giving it a very unique look. Its flavors match the uniqueness of the appearance with flavors like sweet corn and biscuits to make this pilsner one of a kind.
Yellow Belly is named after an English person who has no courage or good friends. Not to be fooled by the negative name, this beer tastes like you’re drinking your dessert. Yellow Belly is made by Buxton Brewery in Buxton, England where the name originated from.
Its dessert flavor comes from the peanut butter, oat, and milk chocolate flavors leaving this beer nothing less than perfection.
This traditional style lager was based off the Baltic Sea beers. Porter Baltique is a dark lager made by Les Trois Mousquetaires in Quebec, Canada and is a favorite in the country.
Its true dark lager flavors of malty dark chocolate and dried fruits give this beer just the right amount of creaminess and fruitiness to balance out for the perfect dark lager.
Good King Henry
With this beer being an imperial stout, it is one of the most intimidating types of beers. Good King Henry is made by Old Chimneys Brewery in Diss, England.
Its intimidating think and almost black appearance steer people away at first, but it has the perfect balance between sweet and stout to make it a great imperial stout.
This beer is unlike the rest with its lambic flavors. Famboos Noyaux is made by Bokkereyder in Hasselt, Belgium and is well ahead of its time.
The beer is brewed with fresh raspberries, Madagascar and Tahitian vanilla beans and peach pits to give it a beautiful light pink color. Its tart yet sweet flavors make it an excellent beer for those who enjoy a lighter and fruitier taste.
Buba Extreme Whiskey Barrel Aged
This beer has a rich taste while having hits of flavors of Jack Daniels whiskey to make it a unique Belgian quad beer. Buba Extreme is brewed by Szalpiw in Poznan, Poland and is unique because it’s aged in Jack Daniels whiskey barrels.
The flavors of the caramel, dates, and sugars of a Belgian quad mixed with the whiskey flavors from the barrels make it a smooth yet malty Poland staple beer.