There are few things that people look forward to at the end of a long workday like an ice-cold glass of beer. Today marks the worldwide celebration of beer known officially as International Beer Day. The purpose of this day above all is to bring friends and loved ones together, to unite cultures across the globe, as well as to honor those who brew and serve beer. While raising a frosty mug is a celebration in itself, international holidays may require a little extra partying.
Add a touch of class to your next BOYB get-together by hosting a Beer Tasting Party. Celebrations Expert Jeanne Benedict offers a helpful guide for domestic and imported beer, as well as her top five faves out of the bunch. A beer tasting party has all the variety of a wine tasting, but can be a lot less intimidating and strenuous on your wallet.
Put down the cooking sherry and pick up the cooking beer for this mouthwatering Beer Can Chicken recipe courtesy of You Fed A Baby Chili blog. This recipe shamelessly combines two American indulgences, chicken and beer, to create a superb bird worthy of any barbeque.
The British beer buffs behind the blog Pencil and Spoon brewed up a helpful list of Beer and Food Pairings perfect for your International Beer Day celebration. While I know its troublesome for some to find out that Guinness doesn’t go with everything, find out tasty dish best compliments your favorite brewski or vice versa.
Speaking of our dark Irish friend, here’s a sweet treat to follow up your beer can chicken with or to indulge in silently in the comfort of your own closet. They may be short and stout, but these Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes are no tea party treat. Smooth, robust and decadent just like Guinness itself these cupcakes are a sure crowd-pleaser.