Happy New Year! By now, you have probably turned the page on your calendar from 2012 to 2013 and, like us, may have noticed that there are a considerable number of celebration opportunities missing from the standard 12-month calendar. To remedy this, we have compiled a list of the 2013 beer holidays and a few large events so you can get those penciled in and get ready to celebrate when they come around!
UPDATED as of 7.31.13: New dates added and corrections made to calendar below – many thanks to our contributors!
|Beer Can Appreciation Day||January 24|
|Super Bowl XLVII (New Orleans, LA)||February 3|
|Mardi Gras||February 12|
|St. Patrick’s Day||March 17|
|Craft Brewers Conference (Washington, DC)||March 26 – 29|
|Opening Day (Nationals v. Marlins & Red Sox v. Yankees)||April 1|
|Session Beer Day||April 7|
|King Gambrinus Day
(credited for adding hops to beer)
|Cinco de Mayo||May 5|
|American Craft Beer Week (USA)||May 13 – 19|
|Take Mom Out for a Beer Day (Mother’s Day)||May 12|
|SAVOR: An American Craft Beer &
Food Experience (NYC)
|June 14 – 15|
|National Homebrewers Conference (Philadelphia)||June 27 – 29|
|St. Arnold’s Day (Patron Saint of Brewers)||July 18|
|Virginia Craft Beer Month||August 1 – 31|
|India Pale Ale (IPA) Day||August 1|
|International Beer Day||August 2|
|Sour Beer Day||September 14|
|Oktoberfest (Munich, Germany)||Sept. 21 – October 6|
|Drink Beer Day||September 28|
|Great American Beer Festival (Boulder, CO)||October 10 – 12|
|Day Homebrewing Legalized in US||October 14|
|Learn How to Homebrew Day||November 2|
|International Stout Day||November 8|
|Repeal Day (U.S.)||December 5|
|National Lager Day||December 10|
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Know of any other beer dates we should add to the calendar? Please share in the comments below and we’ll update the calendar to reflect every beer celebration we can!