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POSTED BY Jesse ON 2012.08.3

353 Celebrations in 50 Countries, and More?

As of tonight, there are 353 International Beer Day events planned, across 207 cities in 50 countries, with two full days left until August 5th.  That's already twice as many countries as last year.

So far there are events planned in: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, England, France, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, the Philippines, the United States, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu, and Venezuela.

That's a staggering set of countries, but it also begs the question ... could it really be that no one in all of China is celebrating International Beer Day? Is it possible that there are no Brew lovers in  South Korea, Indonesia or Taiwan?  That no one relishes the taste of beer in in Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia?  Where are the celebrations in Germany, one of the world's great beer loving nations?

I know, deep down inside, that this simply cannot be so -- there are beer lovers in each of these countries!  So, men and women of the world, if you live in a country where there are no known International Beer Day celebrations, this is your momentVisit your local bar and tell them why they should celebrate. If they speak English, you can recommend them by email, or bring them our explanation PDF.  If they don't, use your personal charm and the persuasive power of beer, but either way, get your favorite bars signed up to celebrate.

We believe in you, and we believe in a world united in celebration of beer, so let's do this.