Sun, 27 Sep 2020

File photo taken on Sept. 9, 2018 shows a man holds a glass of beer during a Beer Weekend activity in Brussels, Belgium. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

BEIJING, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- August 7th marks the International Beer Day. Since its inception in 2007, International Beer Day has grown from a small localized event in the western United States into a worldwide celebration of beer which is observed annually on the first Friday of August.

As the sweltering dog days of summer present a perfect opportunity to dive into an eclectic line of fine beers, let's put aside our work for a moment, sit down, relax and converse over a pint of beer with refreshing flavors on International Beer Day.

People enjoy themselves at a beer garden on Vogelsanger street in Cologne, Germany, July 17, 2020. (Photo by Tang Ying/Xinhua)

A man sits drinking beer with a mannequin outfitted with a gasmask decorating the bar's exterior in Warsaw, Poland on June 11, 2020. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/Xinhua)

People drink beer at the Korca Beer Festival in Korca, Albania, on Aug. 17, 2019. (Xinhua/Zhang Liyun)

People drink beer in a festival tent during the first day of the Oktoberfest 2019 in Munich, Germany, Sept. 21, 2019. (Xinhua/Lu Yang)

People attend the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, the United States, Sept. 21, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Ying)

Actors celebrate the opening of the 28th Qingdao International Beer Festival in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, July 20, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

Brewers show their beer during the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, the United States, Sept. 21, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Ying)

A couple attend the Belgian Beer Weekend at the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium, on Sept. 9, 2018. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Tourists drink beer during the 28th Qingdao International Beer Festival in Qingdao, a coastal city in east China's Shandong Province, July 31, 2018. (Xinhua/Yu Fangping)

People attend the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, the United States, Sept. 21, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Ying)

Tourists drink beer during the 28th Qingdao International Beer Festival in Qingdao, a coastal city in east China's Shandong Province, July 31, 2018. (Xinhua/Yu Fangping)

People enjoy beer outside a bar in downtown Dublin, Ireland, Aug. 3, 2018. (Xinhua)

Beer lovers toast during the Belgian Beer Weekend at the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium, on Sept. 9, 2018. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)■











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