2014 Calendar of Beer Holidays

Happy New Year! Did IPA Day catch you by surprise in 2013? Don’t let it happen in 2014!

Mark your calendar with all of those “other” great days to celebrate this year, most of which are not found on the standard 12-month calendar. Enjoy the list below of the 2014 beer holidays and a few large beer-centric events so you can get those penciled in and ready to celebrate when they come around!

Beer Can Appreciation Day January 24
Super Bowl XLVIII (East Rutherford, NJ) February 2
Mardi Gras March 4
St. Patrick’s Day March 17
MLB Opening Day March 31
Session Beer Day/End of Prohibition Day April 7
Craft Brewers Conference (Denver, CO) April 9 – 11
King Gambrinus Day
(credited for adding hops to beer)
April 11
Cinco de Mayo May 5
SAVOR: An American Craft Beer &
Food Experience (Washington, DC)
May 9 – 10
Take Mom Out for a Beer Day (Mother’s Day) May 11
American Craft Beer Week (USA) May 12 – 18
National Homebrewers Conference (Grand Rapids, MI) June 12 – 14
St. Arnold’s Day (Patron Saint of Brewers) July 18
Virginia Craft Beer Month August 1 – 31
International Beer Day August 1
India Pale Ale (IPA) Day August 7
Sour Beer Day September 13
Oktoberfest (Munich, Germany) September 20 – October 5
Drink Beer Day September 28
Great American Beer Festival (Denver, CO) October 2 – 4
Day Homebrewing Legalized in US October 14
Learn How to Homebrew Day November 1
International Stout Day November 8
Repeal Day (U.S.) December 5
National Lager Day December 10

BONUS: Want to add these dates to your Google or Outlook calendar? Use this iCal link or view in browser and add calendar by clicking on the button located in the bottom right.

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!

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7 thoughts on “2014 Calendar of Beer Holidays

  1. Thank you, Catherine! This is a great service and I appreciate it. I have downloaded the calendar to a “Brewology Layer” on my Google calendar as you suggested, and I love it. You might want to add an event for Take Dad Out for a Beer Day (Father’s Day). The only other date I would like to see added is the date in 2014 for the Grand Opening of Portner’s Brewhouse and Craft Beer Test Kitchen! Cheers!

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