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14th May 2024

Beer Day Britain 2024 – Cheers To Beer!

Beer Day Britain, the UK’s annual national beer day happens on June 15th 2024.

Hundreds of thousands of beer drinkers will be celebrating Beer Day Britain as they do each year.   The focus of the day is the National Cheers To Beer (#cheerstobeer) toast at 7pm.  This simple activity is not only marked across the UK but by beer drinkers around the world who participate each year on June 15th, with so many people joining in that #cheerstobeer trends on social media.

Confirmed events so far include Sambrook’s Brewery, London which on June 15th is launching a single hop variety celebration ale brewed with a newly developed hop from Charles Faram hop merchants, and also creating a pizza garnished with hop shoots (limited availability).  To reserve a place use this link:

Timothy Taylor, Keighley, always takes the pub to residents of Manorlands Hospice by generously donating beer to residents and staff.  In addition, Beer Writers’ Guild member Annabel Smith, aka Beer Belle, will be hosting two events on behalf of Timothy Taylor – a tutored tasting for the residents of Lee Mount Care Home, Halifax, HX3 5BQ and A Magna Carta ‘feast’ at The White Swan, Fence (Michelin starred restaurant) matching Taylor’s beers matched with dishes prepared using the foods popular in 1215.  The connection between Beer Day Britain and Magna Carta is the date – the great charter was sealed on June 15th 1215.   Ale is mentioned in Clause 35 of Magna Carta – hence the date of Beer Day Britain.

For more information and to download a Beer Day Britain logo please visit or on social media – @BeerDayBritain on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Notes to Editors

About Beer Day Britain

Beer Day Britain is an annual celebration on June 15th for all beer lovers and it celebrates beer from mainstream lager to limited edition craft beer and everything in between no matter where it is brewed.   It was instigated by Jane Peyton in 2015.

June 15th is significant because that is also the date Magna Carta was sealed in 1215. The great charter mentions ale in Article 35.

‘Let there be throughout our kingdom a single measure for wine and a single measure for ale and a single measure for corn…..’

Ale was so important in England in 1215 that it was cited in one of the most significant legal documents in history.  Today beer and pubs are still central to British life and seven out of 10 drinks sold in a pub are beer.

About Jane Peyton

Jane Peyton is the instigator and driving force of the UK’s annual national beer day – Beer Day Britain (June 15th).

She is a beer sommelier, drinks educator, writer, broadcaster, pub expert, and public speaker. She is the founder of the School of Booze – a drinks education consultancy and corporate events production company.

Jane was the UK’s first accredited Pommelier (cider sommelier) and Britain’s first Beer Sommelier of the Year. She is a former Imbibe Magazine Drinks Educator of the Year. For her beer work she was awarded the title Outstanding Individual Achievement in Beer from the Beer & Cider Marketing Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Britain’s All Party Parliamentary Beer Group.

Jane is the author of eleven non-fiction books including ‘The Philosophy of Beer’, and ‘The Philosophy of Cider’.

Her favourite place to be is in the pub drinking beer with friends.

Contact Details


Jane Peyton email:

Social media:  Twitter and Instagram @BeerDayBritain.  FaceBook:

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