Cheers! It's International Beer Day!

Henrietta Strickland
August 6, 2018

"Beer also includes a range of polyphenols such as flavonoids and phenolic acids that contribute directly to several beer characteristics such as flavour, haze, body and fullness".

Fun facts: The Netherlands is the world's biggest beer exporter, while Germany produces more beer than any other nation.

International Beer Day is a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and backyards all over the world.

Do you often end up with a pile of empty beer bottles after a late night house party?

Thanks to the extreme heatwave in Europe that has prompted a spike in demand for cold drinks, Germany has announced that its brewers are running out of bottles and crates necessary to make beer. Switch on your creative side and try making beer bottle lightings, bottle gardens or shot glasses and turn the pints into flawless pieces of decorations.

In what is known as "beer revolution", the concept of a freshly brewed beer has got people hooked. We actually thought every day was International Beer Day, but guess this is the only official one.

It turns out that beer has some unexpected health benefits including reduced heart risk and better brain health. So goodbye beer bellies!

Beer doesn't make you fat; it makes you "lean" against bars and tables.

"Men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis", she says. Why not give the "gift of beer" by buying each other drinks?

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