International beer day is upon us. Founded in 2007, it falls on the first Friday of August. This day gives people the opportunity to celebrate beer from around the world.
These are 10 beers you have to try in honor of international beer day.
An Australian pale ale made with “the pride of ringwood” hops. One of the most famous beers in Australia. It was first brewed in 1854 as a full flavored, full strength, thirst quenching beer for the harsh climate found in Australia.
Stiegl is a traditional beer from Salzburg. It’s a full-bodied beer with mild bitterness and pale yellow. Enjoyed as a favorite in Austria, this is one of the best international beers.
Brazil – Skol
A pale lager and one of the top five selling beers across the world.It was an immediate hit in Brazil, over taking the dark lager that used to be most popular in Brazil. Now the most popular beer there, but does have roots across the world, making it a true international superstar.
First brewed in 1842 by Josef Groll, the Pilsner Urquell quickly became a national favorite in the Czech Republic. It is a golden pilsner lager that balances sweetness from triple-decocted malt with a thick head of foam.
Ecuador – Club
The national beer of Ecuador is a lager style similar to a Carona. It’s pronounced “cloob” in Ecuador. A refreshing burst of mild hops.
England – Carling
Carling, a lager, uses the best British barley to create a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. This is Britain’s favorite beer, and one of the perfect international beers if you’re looking for something light.
Germany – OeTTINGER
Germany’s number one beer is a pilsner. Brewed since 1731 this beer has a lovely sharp taste. It ranks among the top 30 breweries in the world. All of their materials are sourced locally near Bavaria, Germany.
Ireland – Guinness
For 260 years, Guinness has been Ireland’s stout of choice. Probably one of the most popular foreign beers here in the United States. It’s dark, black color and deep, rich, creamy flavor is what keeps people coming back for more.
Italy – Peroni
Peroni came to be in 1846 with it’s very first brewery in Vigevano, Italy. It is a refreshing, pale ale created with Italian craftsmanship, and delicious, high quality ingredients.
Japan – Asahi Super Dry
In 1987, Asahi Super Dry became the world’s first super dry beer. Crisp and clean with a quick finish, it has a similar vibe to sake. A great summer option in our international beers list.
How can you try these international beers?
The best way is to check your local news for international celebrations around your city. Places like Philadelphia have shared the different bars that will offer discounts or samples on international beer day.
Or, you could host your own celebration. Pop in to your local World Market known to have a great selection of international beers.