Hello Beer Lovers – welcome to the website for Britain’s national beer day held annually on June 15th. Please join us to celebrate Britain’s national alcoholic drink and help us spread beery love throughout the land.
The idea for Beer Day Britain is that beer lovers take ‘ownership’ of the day and spread the word, build support and anticipation, go to the pub, arrange events, host parties, visit a brewery, ride on an ale rail, brew a celebration ale, and above all have a great time drinking beer on June 15th!
National Cheers To Beer
Please join us by raising a glass of beer and saying ‘Cheers to Beer’ at 7pm (19.00) and post a message and photo on social media with the hashtag #CheersToBeer.
Beer Day Britain’s Got Talent
Something as incredible as beer deserves an anthem and now it has one! ‘Cheers To Beer’ is a catchy and happy song to sing about the world’s favourite tipple. Enter the competition to be the top pub singing team that sings the most enthusiastic rendition of the song during the National Cheers To Beer at 7pm. To enter please post a video link on Twitter and copy @BeerDayBritain using the hashtag #CheersToBeer of your group singing Cheers To Beer. The winning team will be announced in the days after Beer Day Britain. The prize is everlasting glory and a certificate per person to prove the achievement! Click on the icon above to download the karaoke backing track, lyrics, and mobile phone ringtone.
Why is Beer Day Britain on June 15th?
Beer Day Britain is on June 15th and that is also the date Magna Carta was sealed in 1215. Article 35 of the great charter stated:
Let there be throughout our kingdom a single measure for wine and a single measure for ale and a single measure for corn, namely the London quarter.
Ale was so important in England in 1215 that it was mentioned in one of the most significant legal documents in history – the influence of which has been described as England’s greatest export. Beer lovers might argue that beer is Britain’s greatest export because from the 16th century English (and later British) ships spread the desire for beer to all hemispheres of the world. More styles of beer invented in Britain are now brewed regularly around the world than those of any other brewing nation. These include Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Mild, Brown Ale, Stout, Porter, Imperial Russian Stout, and Barley Wine.