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International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world

  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • August 5 is International Beer Day. It was founded in 2007 and is now celebrated in 138 cities in 23 countries around the world. Here's how the world celebrates the beverage.

    Photo: Kim Kardashian visits the Oktoberfest 2010 at the Hippodrom tent at Theresienwiese during her Munich visit on September 22, 2010 in Munich, Germany.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • US President Barack Obama enjoys a glass of Guinness in his ancestral home of Moneygall, on May 23, 2011 in Moneygall, Ireland.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Actress Jennifer Ellison holds a pint of beer as she lends her support to the 'Axe The Beer Tax' Campaign at the Westminster Arms on November 27, 2008 in London, England.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Young women pose with beer mugs at the Hofbraeuhaus beer tent during day 1 of Oktoberfest beer festival on September 19, 2009 in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest is Germany's and the world largest fair. About six million people attend the sixteen-day festival during late September and early October.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Girls celebrate and drink beer at the Hacker beer tent during the opening day of the Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on September 18, 2010 in Munich, Germany.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • A waitress carries beer mugs as she wears a 'No Smoking' sign during the opening day of the Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on September 18, 2010 in Munich, Germany.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • A visitor smiles as he wears beer glasses during the opening day of the Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on September 18, 2010 in Munich, Germany.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • A group of beer maids dressed in costume at the great 'Oktoberfest' in Munich, Germany.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • A traditionally Bavarian dressed young woman enjoys drinking beer at Loewenbraeu beer tent during day 2 of the Oktoberfest beer festival on September 20, 2009 in Munich, Germany. The riflemen's parade marks day 2 of the Munich Oktoberfest beer festival.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • A Rick's Cabaret girl films Howard TV On Demand's "Strip Beer Pong" at Sullivan Hall on February 27, 2009 in New York City.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • A Chinese man drinks beer during a drinking contest at the Qingdao International Beer Festival August 27, 2006 in Qingdao, Shandong Province of China.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • A woman drinks beer at the Schottenhamel beer tent during the opening day of the Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on September 18, 2010 in Munich, Germany.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • A customers pours beer on another during the opening ceremony of the 6th Chongqing International Beer Festival at the Datianwan Stadium on August 5, 2007 in Chongqing, China.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Eva Habermann attends the GoldStar TV Wiesn event at Kuffler's Weinzelt beer tent during day 4 of the Oktoberfest beer festival on September 23, 2008 in Munich, Germany.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Chinese people dance during a party at the Qingdao International Beer Festival August 27, 2006 in Qingdao, Shandong Province of China.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Norbert Dobeleit and Tamara Sedmak attend the 'Kaefer's Almauftrieb' party at Kaefer beer tent during day 2 of Oktoberfest beer festival on September 21, 2008 in Munich, Germany.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • German Agriculture and Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner sips Bavarian beer while touring the 2011 Gruene Woche agricultural trade fair at Messe Berlin on January 21, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Host Tahiry during Heineken Red Star Access Presents G.O.O.D. Music Event in Atlanta Hosted By Tahiry Featuring Cyhi da Prynce And Pusha T at Echelon 3000 on July 8, 2011 in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • A man proudly shows off mugs he emptied in a beer hall at the 13th Qingdao International Beer Festival August 17, 2003 in Qingdao, China, home of Tsingtao beer factory.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Actress Jennifer Ellison holds a pint of beer as she lends her support to the 'Axe The Beer Tax' Campaign outside the Westminster Arms on November 27, 2008 in London, England.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Beer enthusiast Paul McDonagh attends the 'Great British Beer Festival 2010' in Earls Court exhibition centre on August 3, 2010 in London, England.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Spectators enjoy the atmosphere on Australia Day during day nine of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Actor Leonardo DiCaprio sits courtside during Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on April 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Judge Melissa Cole assesses a beer in contention for the 'Champion Beer of Britain' award at the 'Great British Beer Festival 2010' in Earls Court exhibition centre on August 3, 2010 in London, England.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • A rugby fan holds a beer while enjoying day three of the IRB Hong Kong Sevens at Hong Kong Stadium on March 29, 2009 in Hong Kong, China.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Visitors celebrate in a beer tent during the opening ceremony for the Oktoberfest on September 17, 2005 in Munich, Germany.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • A man feeds a shirehorse pulling a Thwaites Ales cart a pint of beer outside the 'Great British Beer Festival 2010' in Earls Court exhibition centre on August 3, 2010 in London, England.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Jennifer Hawkins drinks a Bluetongue Lager during a promotional event at the new Bluetongue Brewery on July 29, 2010 in Warnervale, NSW, Australia.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Kevin Dorrington, a CAMRA staff member, sells brewery-branded ceramics at the 'Great British Beer Festival 2010' in Earls Court exhibition centre on August 3, 2010 in London, England.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • People drink at the Hofbraeuhaus beer tent during day 1 of Oktoberfest beer festival on September 19, 2009 in Munich, Germany.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Chrissie Wellington of England enjoys a glas of beer after winning the Challenge Roth Triathlon with a new long distance world record on July 10, 2011 in Roth, Germany.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Queen Elizabeth II (R) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh watch a pint of Guinness being poured as they visit the Guinness Storehouse on May 18, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • A man drinks a pint of beer at the 'Great British Beer Festival 2010' in Earls Court exhibition centre on August 3, 2010 in London, England.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Waitresses toast with beer mugs during the opening ceremony of the Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on September 18, 2010 in Munich, Germany.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • A woman wearing a traditional dirndl dress drinks beer during day 2 of the Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on September 19, 2010 in Munich, Germany.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • Winner Emma Moffatt of Australia (C) is sprayed with beer by third placed Emma Snowsill (R) of Australia as second placed Emma Jackson (L) of Australia smiles during the Women Elite Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship on July 17, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany.
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world
  • International Beer Day: Celebrating beer around the world