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International Beer Day! | Gifts from Handpicked Blog

International Beer Day! | Gifts from Handpicked Blog

You may enjoy a pint of beer now and again, or maybe you're a beer connoisseur! Either way, it is international beer day, so raise a glass and cheers to that! At Gifts from Handpicked we love beer, so much so that we thought we would make a whole blog post about it. To include a variety of different beer gift ideas for the beer lovers out there, and some facts that we think you'll find interesting. Read along to find out more!

10 Facts About Beer You May Not Know!

1. Did you know that beer is made up of 90% water! No wonder we all crave it on a hot summers day. Brewers use water to change the taste or performance of a beer, which is why some beers have the name of the local area. It's not only about where it's made, but also about how it takes on the water in the area.

2. Beer is the third most consumed drink in the world, it comes after water and tea! This is not surprising to us as 50 billion gallons of beer are drank each year, that's enough to make you feel a bit funny!

3. Brewmeister created the strongest beer in the world in 2017, named Snake Venom it has a strength of 67.5%!

4. People from The Czech Republic are the biggest beer drinkers in the world, with a whopping 191 litres per year. The UK are in 21st place with a measly 72 litres. 

5. Beer is old, like super old! The much loved drink dates back to 5000BC, we wouldn't want to drink beer that old though, yuck.

6. The oldest brewery in the world is located in Germany, named Weihenstephan Hill in Freising, this brewery dates back to 1040 and it used to be a monastery.

7. Did you know that beer was illegal in Iceland until 1989, how awful!

8. Beer pong is a game which was first invented in the 1950's.

9. If you go to Austria you can swim in a pool of beer at the Schloss Starkenberger brewery, can you drink it too?

10. You may of heard of the types of beer such as lager and ale, but did you know that there are over 100 varieties!

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Get ready to celebrate international beer day on the 5th of August 2022! And if you are looking for beer themed gift ideas, why not have a look down below for some more inspiration!

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How wonderful are these gift ideas for beer lovers, we have more than this if you would like to explore them on our website but these are just a few of our favourites. 

Heaven Sends Beer Themed Christmas Tree Decorations - If you are looking for a novelty Christmas decoration set that you can gift to a beer lover, why not go for these brilliant glass ornaments from Heaven Sends. This set includes three decorations which include a beer stein, a beer bottle and bottles in a box! Presented with hanging twine, you can decorate your Christmas tree for a alcohol themed display.

The Brew Master Extra Large Beer Stein - This beer glass is a great gift for those who like to enjoy a nice cold beer at home, the perfect accessory for an at home mini bar. Why not gift this glass to your Dad for Father's Day

Pot of Dreams Ceramic Beer Fund Money Pot - Save up for your favourite types of beer with this ceramic money pot from Xpressions, with colourations that will adorn your home beautifully. Fill this money pot up with coins and notes and when you are ready to reveal all of your hard work, simply break it open! A great gift idea for Dad, your Brother or Uncle

Heaven Sends Beer Bottle Opener - Christmas Edition - This bottle open is a great Christmas gift idea! What better way to celebrate the festive season then with this bottle opener With festive writing and hanging twine so you can place this ornament on your Christmas tree. 

Cockney Spaniel Beer Themed Novelty Socks - These socks are awesome! From the brilliant brand United Oddsocks, these socks are featured in a set of three with vibrant colourations. Mix and match these beer themed socks, a wonderful birthday gift for a true beer lover.

Widdop Pennies and Dreams Beer Fund Piggy Bank - Another great saving idea for Dad! This lovely piggy bank from Widdop Gifts is featured in the classic piggy bank style, finished with a barrel on top for a novelty look. Save and save again until you have the perfect amount for your favourite bottle of beer.


We hope you have enjoyed reading this blog post and finding out some facts about one of the nations favourite drinks, if you want to have a look at more of our beer themed gifts you can simply click the link, it really is that easy! We also hope you enjoy international beer day, and drink responsibility!