The idea for Beer Day Britain is that beer lovers take ‘ownership’ of the day and spread the word, build support and anticipation, and do some beer related activity such as go to the pub, arrange events, host parties, visit a brewery, or brew a celebration ale, but above all have a great time drinking beer on June 15th

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.  Today beer and pubs are still central to British life.

Find out more at Beer Day Britain's official website.

National Cheers To Beer

Please join us by raising a glass of beer and saying ‘Cheers to Beer’ on June 15that 7pm (19.00) and post a message and photo on social media with the hashtag #CheersToBeer so we can trend on Twitter as we did in previous years.


Beer Day Britain 2017 falls on Thursday 15th June and Father's Day is just a few days later on Sunday 18th June.  We therefore have the chance to extend this year’s celebrations over a four-day festival to highlight the amazing aspects of beer.  

Thursday 15th June - Beer Day Britain

Join in the ‘Cheers to Beer’ at 7pm to unite beer lovers across the country and all over the world!  Post a social media message & photos using the hashtag #CheersToBeer

Friday 16th June

Experiment with beer and food pairing.  Anything from a four-course dinner matched with different beers through to a beer and dessert extravaganza – in the pub, restaurant, or at home.  Use the Beer Explorer via the There’s a Beer For That website ( or tweet @beerforthat using #beermatch for advice or inspiration.

Saturday 17th June

Family day at the pub with BBQ’s, pub games or family fun days

Sunday 18th June - Father’s Day

Buy Dad his favourite beer or one that he hasn’t yet discovered.  This is another opportunity to match beer and food, from the traditional Sunday roast to beer and cheese tasting to bring the weekend to a close

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