So many clever people in the world of beer thinking. Jay is one of the best and this is one of his best ideas:
I’m proposing now that we set aside a day as International Brewer’s Day, a day to raise a toast and honor all the brewers in the world. For the date, I’m proposing July 18, which is the feast day for St. Anou of Metz (also known as Arnulf, Arnould, and most famously as St. Arnold), one of the patron saints of beer. This is the way holidays begin, just by a group of people deciding to start one and spreading it from there. The real trick is acceptance as a holiday. So I suggest we start out small and on July 18, similar to the Sessions (but only once a year), as many who are interested write about a brewer you feel is worthy of recognition.See, I would have thought making it "Hug A Guy Called Arnold Day" but that would not have been received nearly as well by our favorite craft brewers. That is part of what makes Jay great.
So make July 18th on your calendar and head to a brewery near you.