Today is officially International Beer Day. IBD was founded 8.5.07 in Santa Cruz, CA. The purpose serves three higher beer tenants:
- To gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer.
- To celebrate those responsible for brewing and serving beer.
- To unite the world under the banner of beer, by celebrating the beers of all nations together on a single day.
Sounds great to me. I feel like I celebrate craft beer daily, but I’ll take some official recognition for the wonderful breweries and establishments that do what they do: brew and serve craft beer. Beer is enjoyed by such a wide array of people and activities that the pairings are nearly endless. Beer is as much a part of tailgating as the actual game. You can’t even start a BBQ without beer. (I think that might be a law) Seasonal beers give us added joy over the holidays and compliment life as we know it. Could you imagine playing a game of Party Poker without having a beer in hand? Try eating some out-of-this-world pub food without this liquid life advocate – it just doesn’t work.
Living in Lexington, KY keeps me pretty even for distribution – most of the mecca breweries deliver here, with the exception of Surly and Pliny, I stay pretty happy. Here’s a few places the locals should be hitting and supporting at every opportunity.
Welcome to The Beer Trappe! We are a craft beer bar as well as a specialty beer package and retail store.
Featuring eight rotating taps, we offer beer tastings, flights, full pours, and to-go beer fills (growlers) on selected beers. A selection of over 400 bottles can be purchased to take home or enjoyed in-store.
The Beer Trappe is the perfect place to buy a gift for any beer lover. Glassware, t-shirts, beer signs, clocks, bottled beer, artwork and more will be for sale.
Special Events and educational programs are offered regularly.
Located in the heart of the UK Campus, Pazzo’s not only serves some of the best pizza in town, they have a fantastic rotating draft list as well as a fine selection of bottled beers, including gems like Three Floyd’s.
Just a hop and a skip from Pazzo’s, more fantastic pizza and beer-centric service.
Serving some of the most coveted brews the world over, and all from a charming location in downtown Lexington.
Just drink something good today! Duffman commands it.