Australians celebrate International Liquor Day

By Jean Valjean August 05, 2022
Australians celebrate International Liquor Day

Today Friday 5 August marks International beer day and all drinkers are encouraged to raise a glass to local breweries as a toast. 

Australian beer is widely seen as a great Australian success story with 85 per cent of beer grown here, made here and consumed here, generating $16bn every year for the Australian economy. 

Brewing is a a vital industry for Australian farmers, as in a typical year makers will purchase around $500m of agricultural products. 

About this, the Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said, "Australia must be a country that makes things." 

John Preston, CEO of the Brewers Association of Australia revealed, "International Beer Day is a great day to get down to your local for a meal with the family or a beer with your mates and celebrate this wonderful industry." 

"Celebrating Australian beer is also about celebrating our farmers who produce the barley and hops that make our beer so special and our hospitality sector which does so much to bring us together." 

As per reports, Great Northern (Super Crisp) is the most popular beer across the country – taking the top spot in the ACT and NT, second spot in QLD and third in SA for the most purchased beverage.

Local Pale Ale Balter XPA stands out in second spot in NSW and third in VIC.