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Celebrate International Beer Day with a Limited Edition Badge

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Cheers to beer—the beverage responsible for making us think that we are a karaoke rockstar. 

In celebration of one of the oldest and most universally enjoyed beverages around the planet, we want to make sure you mark your calendar for August 5th, aka International Beer Day

Since 2008, the first Friday in August has been recognized as International Beer Day. It's a day for beer lovers in more than 200 countries across the globe to raise a pint to the brewmasters who perfected the malty, hoppy beverage we enjoy so much!

Let's give you some fun facts and unique history about beer to share while you enjoy a beverage on the patio or in the pub with your friends.

And don't forget! Keep reading to find out how you can earn our *limited-edition* International Beer Day badge. 

Five Fun Facts About Beer

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Photography courtesy of Jon Parry on Unsplash

The Earliest Evidence of Beermaking was Found in Iran

At Godin Tepe in the central Zagros Mountains of Iran, archaeologists discovered the fragment of a jug dating back to 3500 B.C. that contained a by-product of the brewing process. 

But many ancient cultures revered beer. 

For example, ancient Mesopotamians used beer for ritual and religious purposes because it was believed to have magical powers.

And in ancient China, they brewed beer from sprouted rice as well as from rice with added fruit.

Weihenstephan Brewery Is the Oldest Brewery in the World

Founded in 1040, Weihenstephan Brewery in Freising, Germany, is said to be the oldest continuously operating brewery in the world today. 

The Czech Republic Consumes the Most Beer Per Capita 

According to figures from The Economist, on average, Czech citizens consume about 161 liters of beer per person each year. In fact, in Prague, beer is cheaper than bottled water. Beer prices get as low as 14 koruna a pint (that's $0.80 or €0.54), whereas water costs about 35 koruna for a .33 liter bottle.

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Photography courtesy of Paloma A. on Unsplash

In Ancient Egypt Women Brewed Beer

Back then, it was said that The Nile was so polluted that Egyptians relied heavily on beer because it was safer to drink. And who predominantly made and sold that beer? Why women, of course! A fact we know because archaeologists have uncovered ancient hieroglyphics depicting women brewing and drinking beer.

There have even been ancient documents discovered revealing seventeen types of Egyptian beer, with names like "joy-bringer." (We'd like a pour of that, please!)

According to a 2021 demographic survey from the Brewers Association, women only account for 23.7% of brewery owners. If you're looking to support women in the industry, consider drinking a beer from one of these 77 Women-Led Breweries to Support Right Now

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Photography courtesy of Poojitha Prasad on Unsplash

There Are More Than 100+ Varieties of Beer

With over 100 varieties of beer, there is a pour out there for just about every palette. 

Whether you like… 

Double New England-style IPAs.

Farmhouse ales.

Milkshake IPAs.

American pale ales. 

Saisons

Pilsners.

Imperial stouts.

Hazy IPAs.

American IPAs.

How to Earn the "International Beer Day" Badge

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We created this *limited-release* "International Beer Day" badge to celebrate International Beer Day.

Earning this limited-edition "International Beer Day" badge is easy. Just check in any beer to collect our badge before it disappears forever. 

To earn this badge: Check-in any one (1) beer from August 3th, 2022, through August 5th, 2022.

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