What is Beer Day Britain?
Beer Day Britain is the UK’s annual national beer day when people celebrate the
What is the purpose of Beer Day Britain?
• To encourage people to drink beer and join the national party.
• To raise the profile of beer as Britain's national drink and increase beer sales.
• To celebrate Britain's amazing brewing scene and heritage in spreading the
love and knowledge of beer around the world.
Why June 15th?
Beer Day Britain is the UK’s national beer day and it happens on June 15th. This date
is significant because it is also the date that Magna Carta was sealed in 1215. Ale is
mentioned in Magna Carta. Clause 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’.
Having the Magna Carta connection with Beer Day Britain makes people appreciate
that for centuries ale has played a central role in this country.