Canadian Beer Day

Anyone who has a love for Canadian beer will want to take the time to celebrate Canadian Beer Day. This holiday is celebrated on the Wednesday before Canadian Thanksgiving.

It’s estimated that Canadians spend over $9 billion on beer every year, which amounts to more than 2.25 billion barrels of beer consumed by Canadians annually. This isn’t surprising, considering that 1% of all jobs in Canada are supported by the sale of beer.

Of course, one doesn’t have to be Canadian to enjoy this holiday. No matter where a person lives, they can use this holiday as an excuse to have a beer. Just make sure that it’s a Canadian beer, and no one will complain.

The History Of Canadian Beer Day

Beer has been a beverage brewed by humans for at least 7,000 years, if not longer. Scientists have found written records dating back to 5,000 BC that detail how beer was brewed.

Of course, those ancient beers were likely very different from what we’re accustomed to today. For example, Egyptian beer was often made with herbs, dates, and pomegranates.

In 1646, a Jesuit brother began brewing in a part of Canada that was then known as New France. From that date onward, breweries continued to pop up all over the country, with the brewing industry growing as Canada grew.

During the 1980s, regional breweries began to take off, presenting the average Canadian beer consumer with options they had never known before and never knew they wanted.

Today, brewing beer is a massive industry in Canada and an important part of the country’s economy. It supports over 149,000 Canadian jobs and contributes almost $14 billion to Canada’s GDP. Approximately 85% of the beer brewed in Canada is consumed within the country.

So, it should be no surprise that Canadian Beer Day was created in Canada in 2019, given that Canadian beer production helps support the agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, and hospitality industries in Canada.

Observing Canadian Beer Day

Observing this holiday is as easy as buying and enjoying some cold Canadian beer. Some of the beers made in Canada that people enjoy include Moosehead Lager, Molson Canadian, Labatt Blue, and Sleeman’s Honey Brown.

As mentioned earlier, one doesn’t have to be Canadian to enjoy this holiday or Canadian beer. This holiday has crossed the Canadian border, and now people all over the world are beginning to discover the joy of Canadian beer.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 9 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
October 8 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
October 4 Wednesday
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