Britain’s national beer day – June 15th

The Great British Pint.

‘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”‘ – Article 35 of the Magna Carta

On Monday June 15th 2015 at 12.15pm the first annual British National Beer Day will commence. This is to be a celebration of the Great British Pint. The timing of the event, 12.15pm, relates to the year that Magna Carta was sealed.

A mug of golden beer with a white froth; against a black background.This image is a work of the National Institutes of Health, part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.
Golden beer with a white froth – public domain image.

Raise your glasses

At 12.15pm on June 15th it is hoped that the nation will raise its glasses and say cheers to British beer. Share the event on Twitter using the hashtag #CheersBDB.

Britain’s greatest export?

Beer Day Britain suggest beer could be Britain’s greatest export, due to its exportation around the world in the 18th century and the proliferation of beer styles invented in Britain that are now brewed worldwide.

Types of beer enjoyed across the globe include Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Mild, Brown Ale, Stout, Porter, Imperial Russian Stout, and Barley Wine.

For more information on Beer Day Britain, visit


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