Held annually on 15 June, Beer Day Britain celebrates the countries national drink with the focus of the event a national ‘Cheers To Beer’ (#cheerstobeer) toast at 7pm, which sees global participation on social media.
Beer Day Britain instigator and beer sommelier Jane Peyton said: "After two years of being unable to commemorate Beer Day Britain in the way we normally do because of the pandemic, we can once again meet in person to celebrate national beer day.
Celebrate all things beer
“Beer tastes so much better when consumed with friends, and even better in a pub with a great atmosphere.”
Started by Peyton, founder of the School of Booze and multi-award-winning sommelier, Beer Day Britain celebrates all types of beer and was founded on ideals dating back more than 800 years.
At the time of the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215, beer was important enough to be mentioned in Article 35 of the charter and to this day, seven out of 10 drinks sold in a pub are beer, according to Beer Day Britain.
The last Beer Day Britain to take place before the pandemic was in 2019, and this year’s event, supported by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) as part of its Summer of Pub Campaign, has been anticipated to see breweries, pubs, retailers, and beer drinkers come together once again to celebrate all things beer.
Speaking regarding the 2019 Beer Day Britain, CAMRA chief executive Tom Stainer said: “Beer Day Britain has been a staple in the CAMRA calendar for many years now, and I’m delighted we’ve been able to extend our support this year with the Summer of Pub campaign.
“Both Beer Day Britain and Summer of Pub have the same main objective, to get the people of Britain down to the pub to celebrate their favourite pint.
“We’d like to encourage everyone to get involved this summer and check out events taking part near you to celebrate the great British pub.”