Everyone has their own traditions. I am glad I was lucky enough to be introduced to this new tradition: The Parade of Beer Nations.
That's right, as each nation walks into the Olympic stadium in the UK, we all pass around a six pack of beer from that country parading on screen. It's like a fun speed tasting of beer from around the world. In all we sped through about 20 different beers.
It is also a stark reminder that some countries (I am looking at you China and France) are just TERRIBLE at brewing beer. The consensus was the Austrian beer (a grapefruit wheat beer) and the U.S. beer (Free State Stout) were the favorites of the night.