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International Beer Day | Where to go, what to drink in the world’s top 7 beer cities

The first Friday of August is celebrated as International Beer Day. Here are some beer, beer pub, beer spa, beer festival facts from 7 beer cities in the world.

August 01, 2021 / 05:58 PM IST

Melbourne (Australia)

Best beers/breweries:

1. Stomping Ground: The immense warehouse space accommodates brewery and beer hall, has a 30-tap bar and the food menu comes with beer-pairing suggestions.

2. Bodriggy Brewing Co: Nestled in the heart of Abbotsford, the venue boasts a huge bar with 64 taps, pouring wine, cocktails and craft beer.



  • Guinness Draught, the most famous beer from Guinness brewery, is not black. The colour is ruby red.

  • The perfect pour: According to Guinness, for the perfect pour you must: keep the glass at a 45-degree angle, fill the pint glass three-quarters of the way. Let everything settle for 119.5 seconds and then top it off by pushing the tap backwards. The two-part pour is supposed to create a thick head that domes over the top, but does not spill.

  • In every pint of Guinness, there are 300,000 super small bubbles filled with carbon dioxide and nitrogen.

  • One 12-ounce serving of Guinness is 125 calories.

  • Drinkers with moustaches waste an estimated 162,719 pints—or a pint and a half per 'stache—annually because it gets trapped in their facial hair.

  • Guinness is brewed in 49 countries and sold in more than 150.

  • In the early 20th century, new mothers in Irish hospitals were reportedly given Guinness after childbirth because the beer’s high iron content was deemed useful for recovery.

  • In 2017, Guinness changed its filtration process, doing away with the use of isinglass, a byproduct of fish. Hence, Guinness is now vegan.