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Who is Behind BDB

WHO IS BEHIND BEER DAY BRITAIN? Beer Day Britain was instigated in 2015 by Jane Peyton (award winning beer sommelier, drinks educator, broadcaster, author, events producer and founder of the School of Booze). Jane is the driving force and project manager.  Beer Day Britain is supported by all the major organisations in the beer industry including Britain’s Beer Alliance, Society of Independent Brewers, British Beer & Pub Association, and the Campaign for Real Ale. Thanks to all those organisations! Previous Next

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How To Brew Beer

BEER INGREDIENTS & How to Brew Beer On paper it looks so simple – combine water, cereal, and hops together in a big pan and boil it for an hour or so.  Cool the liquid and wait for wild yeast in the air to land or add cultured yeast so it ferments the sugars in the brew.  Result – beer.  In practice it is more complicated.  It is easy to make bad beer and much trickier to make good beer so the brewers who do make the good stuff are virtuosos. Brewing is alchemy. Each beer starts with a recipe

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Beer Day BritainAnnually on June 15thBeer Day BritainAnnually on June 15thBeer Day BritainAnnually on June 15th Hello Beer Lovers Welcome to the website for Beer Day Britain, the UK’s national beer day annually on June 15th. Celebrate Britain’s national alcoholic drink and spread beery love throughout the land by joining the National Cheers To Beer at 7pm (19.00h) on June 15th as millions of people across the country raise a glass, say ‘Cheers to Beer’ and post a message on social media with the hashtag #CheersToBeer. Find out more about Beer Day Britain and how can you join in. READ

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What is Beer Day Britain

What is Beer Day Britain? What is Beer Day Britain? Beer Day Britain is an annual celebration on June 15th for all beer lovers and it celebrates all beer including traditional ales, mainstream lagers, and limited edition craft beer and everything in between no matter where it is brewed or who owns the brewing company. June 15th is significant because that is also the date Magna Carta was sealed in 1215. The great charter mentions ale in Article 35. ‘Let there be throughout our kingdom a single measure for wine and a single measure for ale and a single measure

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Merchandise If you have been there but haven’t bought the t-shirt here is your chance.  And you can add a poster and song too! View T-Shirt on Model Cheers To Beer T-Shirt Available in Black 100% organic and ethical cotton t-shirt. Earth Positive brand. See here for more of the ethical credentials of Earth Positive. (One fit for all genders) Available in L or XL Price:  £18 + P & P (includes VAT @20%) Click here to purchase View T-Shirt on Model Perfection Pint T-Shirt Available in White 100% organic and ethical cotton t-shirt. Earth Positive brand. See here for

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Cheers to beer The Singing Competition Are you ready to prove that Beer Day Britain’s got talent? Are you a member of the top pub singing team in the land? Be part of the group that sings the most enthusiastic rendition of the beer anthem ‘Cheers To Beer’ during the National Cheers To Beer at 7pm on June 15th. To enter the contest please download the Cheers To Beer karaoke backing track, lyrics, and musical score by clicking here and then do lots of practice at the pub. On Beer Day Britain June 15th please post a video link of

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No and Low Alchohol

No & Low Alcohol Beer Say hello to some great tasting, flavoursome and satisfying No and Low alcohol beers.  It is a fast-growing sector where choice is no longer just a dusty bottle of lager that tastes likes cardboard.  Now there are dozens of brewers producing pale ales, stout, porter, brown ale, mild, wheat beer, sours, golden ale, fruit, bitter, as well as helles and pilsner lager. To be classified as No or Low Alcohol in Britain beer must contain no more than 0.5% alcohol.  To put that number into context, four ripe bananas contain a similar amount of alcohol,

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Britannias Brew

Britannia’s Brew Raise a glass to Britannia’s Brew, the official beer of Beer Day Britain. Each year Brewster’s Brewery in Grantham (founded by Sara Barton British Brewer of the Year emeritus) brews a golden ale that contains English hops and botanicals to represent the home nations – rose petals, heather flowers, seaweed and flax seeds. And each year Sara Barton invites a fellow beer lover to suggest a tweak to the recipe and to join her on brew day. Iterations of Britannia’s Brew have included in 2017 the addition of Earl Grey tea leaves and New Zealand hops as championed

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BRITISH BEER HISTORY & British Beer Styles BRITISH BEER HISTORY Nowadays ale and beer are interchangeable terms but in Britain it was not always so.  Ale was made with malted barley, flavoured with herbs and spices but no hops, while beer was a malted barley drink with added hops bestowing a refreshing bitterness consumed in continental Europe. The first record of hopped beer in Blighty was circa 1362 imported from Amsterdam into Great Yarmouth.  The earliest mention of beer being brewed in England (from imported hops) was 1412, made by a German alewife in Colchester.  Cultivation of hops started around

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