Beer Day Britain 2016 is the country’s national beer day and will take place on June 15th. The date is also significant because it was on June 15th 2015 that the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215. Ale is mentioned in Clause 35 of Magna Carta.
The aim of Beer Day Britain is for brewers, beer drinkers, retailers, bars and pubs to celebrate the national drink and have a party and drink beer whether that is in the pub, at home, a barbeque or a picnic.
Jane Peyton (pictured left), instigator of Beer Day Britain said ‘We have so much for be proud of with Britain’s vibrant brewing scene and the fact that our pubs are a cornerstone of our communities and essential for the social health of the nation. Without beer, pubs would be wine bars. Now we have an official day to celebrate beer in Britain so please join us and make Beer Day Britain the best beer fiesta in the world!’
In 2015 several brewers brewed celebration ales including Brewster’s which brewed ‘Britannia’s Brew’ made with English malts and hops and containing botanicals to represent the four home nations. Britannia’s Brew will be brewed again for 2016.
If you are a brewer will you brew a special beer too and help us mark Beer Day Britain? And if you have a brewery taproom would you host an event to celebrate, or invite people in for brewery tours? Beer Day Britain 2015 elicited a huge amount of interest from the media – newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, and social media. The Daily Star newspaper dedicated the headline and front page and a page inside the newspaper to Beer Day Britain so there is a great PR advantage in becoming involved in 2016.
At 7pm on June 15th the National Cheers to Beer will take place when people raise a glass to celebrate the national drink. Participants are asked to Tweet or Instagram a picture with the hashtag #CheersToBeer.
You can download a Beer Day Britain logo from www.BeerDayBritain.co.uk