The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) is today celebrating Beer Day Britain, the event devoted to the nation’s favourite drink.
At 7pm this Friday 15 June, the same date the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215, beer lovers from across the country are encouraged join in raising a glass and saying ‘Cheers to Beer’. People can also use the hashtag #CheersToBeer to share their celebrations on social media.
Beer Day Britain, now in its fourth year, aims to raise the profile of beer as Britain’s national drink. It was instigated by Beer Sommelier Jane Peyton and is supported by major organisations in the beer industry including Britain’s Beer Alliance, the BBPA, the Society of Independent Brewers, the Campaign for Real Ale and Cask Marque.
BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds commented: “Beer Day Britain is always a fantastic celebration of our great national drink and its history, and this year won’t be any different, with hundreds of thousands of people from across the country heading to the Great British pub to say ‘Cheers to Beer!’ this Friday.”