Today is right up there with International Bacon Day in terms of obscure yet delicious holidays.
International Beer Day (unrelated to the National Beer Drinking Song) was started by some guys in Santa Cruz way back in 2007 and is slowly ebbing out beyond the Yay Area. It’s an August 5th tradition to, well, drink beer. Like you need another excuse.
Supposedly, the proper way to greet someone today is by saying “I bring you the gift of beer“. For which one cannot refuse. Not a bad tradition to start.
Here’s a soundtrack for today’s festivities:
Andy Reynolds “Beer Bottle Mama”
from History of Country & Western
Beck “Beercan” from Mellow Gold
Ramones “Gimmie My Steel Reserve”
from Steel Reserve Beer Commercial
Naked Raygun “Wonder Beer” from Understand?
Admiral Radley (ex-Grandaddy) “I’m All Fucked On Beer”
from I Heart California
Tom T. Hall “I Like Beer” (live)
from The Nashville Storyteller
The Blazers “Glorious Beer”
from More College Drinking Songs
The Seeburg Style K “Beer Barrel Polka”
from Musée Mécanique – San Francisco Vol. 1
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DRINK ÜP WITH THE ÜMLAUT:
A few choice entries our beer category.
Wear: Brew Holster Cult
Beer In A Can: Fishnet Lingerie Design
Found: Vintage Beer Cans In Wall of SF Apartment
PBR: Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer 1844 Debuts in China
Beer: Pics from Lagunitas Beer Circus 2010
Pop Quiz: What Beer is Princess Leia Toasting?
W-w-watch: Drunk Guy Putting on Flip-Flop at Coachella
Beer: Wild Hops in Abandoned Miner Cabin
SXSW: Beer Labels x Indie Rock Mashup
Beer: First Look At Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot Ale. WTF FTW!
Beer: Vintage Schaefer Moog Spot
Beer: Goose Island Matilda On Tap, Bourbon County Stout Now In Bombers!