Celebrate International Beer Day with Christner’s
Aug 4, 2022
August 5th is International Beer Day and is the perfect opportunity to stop by your favorite local steakhouse for a beer and a steak. But what’s the best way to celebrate?
What Is the Purpose of International Beer Day?
There are three primary reasons for celebrating International Beer Day:
- Enjoy the taste of beer while celebrating with friends
- Celebrate those who brew and serve beer
- Celebrate all beers of the world at the same time
When Is International Beer Day?
International Beer Day is the first Friday of August and falls on August 5th. This was actually the holiday’s original date, on which it was celebrated from 2007 to 2012 before the official date was changed to the first Friday of the month.
How Is International Beer Day Celebrated?
The very first International Beer Day was celebrated by Jesse Avshalomov in Santa Cruz, California in 2007. Since then, it has grown and is now celebrated across 6 different continents in 207 different cities within 80 countries. Whether your location has an official celebration or not, you can celebrate by doing the following:
Buy Someone a Beer
One of the best ways to celebrate International Beer Day is to buy someone else a drink. This way, you can give the gift of a beer to someone in honor of the holiday.
Thank Your Server and Bartender
Additionally, International Beer Day is also a day to thank those that participate in the process of either making or serving beer. Be sure to thank your server or bartender. If you happen to be somewhere you have access to a brewer, make certain to thank them, too.
Try a Beer From Another Culture
Because it is International Beer Day, part of celebrating the holiday is to branch out from your own comfort zone and try a beer from a different country. There are 80 different countries that participate in International Beer Day, including many that are well-known for their excellent beer:
- The Netherlands
- The United States
- The United Kingdom
- New Zealand
While the idea is to try beers from different countries, if you don’t have access to imported beers or prefer to drink your favorite domestic beer instead, drinking a beer with friends and appreciating your local brewers and bartenders is still an excellent way to celebrate International Beer Day.
What Beers Does Christner’s Have on Tap?
Christner’s is currently offering three beers by Orlando Brewing:
- Right On Red! Ale
- Organic Blonde Ale
- Organic Pale Ale
Right On Red! Ale
The Right On Red! Ale is a full-bodied, Irish-style ale that balances Columbus and Fuggles organic hops with a sweet caramel taste from the malt.
Organic Blonde Ale
Orlando Brewing’s Organic Blonde Ale is a light-bodied ale with low levels of bitterness from its organic Liberty hops and tastes crisp and refreshing with a dry finish.
Organic Pale Ale
The Organic Pale Ale is a medium-bodied ale with a taste that combines Organic Cascade hops with a distinct citrus flavor.
Who Is Orlando Brewing?
Orlando Brewing was founded in 2001, at the beginning of the craft beer revolution in the United States. The goal was to make the best beer that they’d ever tasted. Orlando Brewing makes sure to honor its Orlando, Florida roots with beers that maintain a distinctive local flavor and use all organic ingredients.
Why Is Orlando Brewing All Organic?
Orlando Brewing is proud to be Florida’s only organic brewery certified by the USDA. They’re organic because they follow the Reinheitsgebot German Purity Law of 1516, which means they use only these ingredients and nothing else:
- Malted barley
What Meals Pair Well With Beer?
Beer pairs well with both steak and seafood. If you’re coming to Christner’s, you’re in luck, because we offer a variety of types of both.
Steak Options to Pair With Beer
Some of Christner’s USDA prime steak options include:
- Filet mignon
- Strip steak
- Bone-in ribeye steak
- Angus bone-in filet
- Ribeye steak
- Dry aged strip steak
- Dry aged ribeye steak
Seafood Options to Pair With Beer
Seafood is also an exceptional pairing if the focus of your meal is a celebratory beer. Some excellent options include:
- Fried shrimp
- Crab claws
- Crab cakes
- Sesame-seared tuna