The First Ever Canadian Beer Day is Happening in October and We Can’t Wait
Canada’s inaugural National Beer Day is coming up on October 9, 2019! How are you going to celebrate your love for beer?
By Alex St Cyr on Aug. 27, 2019
You may not have heard, but Canada will soon be celebrating an unofficial beer holiday soon! Canadian Beer Day is a celebration of all things beer and Canada, and Beer Canada wants us to take a day to appreciate what is near and dear to our hearts as Canadians – great beer.
What is Canada Beer Day?
Not to be confused with the American National Beer Day celebrated on April 7th, Canadian Beer Day is here to commemorate the importance of beer in industry, Canadian culture and our choice drink of celebration!
“From hockey games and patio days to curling rinks and BBQs, beer is synonymous with activities that bring us all together,” said Beer Canada President Luke Harford. “That’s why we are asking Canadians to consider spending Canadian Beer Day toasting at your local brewery, pub, restaurant, or even in your own backyard.”
Why Do We Need a National Beer Holiday?
Beer is such a universally understood Canadian concept: whether you enjoy drinking it, work in the beer industry or simply appreciate beer for what it is, there are countless reasons for Canada to host a beer day.
“Canadian beer is woven into our national fabric,” said Beer Canada Chair George Croft. “The beer economy supports 149,000 Canadian jobs and provides 13.6 billion dollars annually to our national GDP. We think that’s something worth celebrating.”
The Beer Canada news release reads:
Our country boasts nearly 1,000 breweries of all sizes. These breweries employ Canadian workers, and the sale of their beer supports a billion dollars annually in wages and benefits. Breweries provide key support to thousands of community organizations and events every year. They also support farmers by purchasing more than 300,000 tonnes of Canadian malting barley every year.
When is Canadian Beer Day?
Starting this year, October 9th will be an annual holiday for Canadian Beer Day! Beer Canada wanted to choose one day a year where Canadians could raise a pint to the beer industry, a shared love for brews and the impact of beer for our country! Celebrations and festivities will be held in locations all across Canada, so stay tuned for details and mark Wednesday, October 9th of on your calendars!
Where Can I Find More Information About Canada Beer Day?
For more information, check out www.canadianbeerday.ca to see the official Canada Beer Day countdown and follow #CdnBeerDay on your social media platforms to hear about new updates and participating breweries in your area!
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