Anyone who has a love for Canadian beer is going to want to take the time to celebrate Canadian Beer Day. This holiday is celebrated on the Wednesday before the celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving.
It’s been estimated that Canadians spend over $9 billion on beer every year, which comes to over 2.25+ billion barrels of beer being consumed by Canadians every year. This isn’t surprising considering that 1% of all jobs in Canada are supported by the sale of beer.
Of course, a person 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 that’s been brewed by humans for at least 7,000 years, if not longer. Scientists have found written records that go back to 5,000 BC that detail how beer is brewed.
Of course, those ancient beers were likely very different from what we’re used 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 on, breweries continued to pop up all over the country, with the brewery industry growing as Canada grew.
During the 1980s, regional breweries began to take off and this presented the average Canadian beer consumer with beer options they never knew before and never knew they wanted.
Today, brewing beer is a massive industry in Canada. Beer is an important part of Canada’s economy. It supports over 149,000 Canadian jobs and contributes almost $14 billion to Canada’s GDP. And in Canada, approximately 85% of the beer that is brewed is consumed within Canada.
So, it should be no surprise that Canadian Beer Day would be created in 2019. This is a holiday that supports Canadian beer in Canada. This is a good thing considering that Canadian beer helps to 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 are enjoyed by people include Moosehead Lager, Molson Canadian, Labatt Blue, and Sleeman’s Honey Brown.
As we said earlier, a person doesn’t have to be Canadian to enjoy this holiday or enjoy Canadian beer. This holiday has jumped the Canadian border and now people all over the world are beginning to discover the joy of Canadian beer.
When is Canadian Beer Day?
|This year (2023)||October 4 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2024)||October 9 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2022)||October 5 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|