Beer Day Britain, 15 June
The intention of Beer Day Britain is to encourage people to drink beer
15 June is also the date that Magna Carta was sealed in 1215. This year there will be major national and international events to mark the 800th anniversary.
The connection between Magna Carta and Beer Day Britain is that ale is mentioned in Article 35 of the great charter.
‘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 included in one of the most significant legal documents in history.
And in 2015 beer is still vital – not just to the British economy but to the social health of the nation.
The intention of Beer Day Britain is to encourage people to drink beer whether that is at the pub, a barbeque, party, picnic, or brewery tap room.
The event will also raise the profile of beer as Britain’s national drink and make people proud of Britain’s beer and pubs today and of Britain’s heritage as the brewing powerhouse and its role in spreading beer around the world.
At 12.15pm on 15 June, a nationwide communal ‘cheers to beer’ is planned when everyone is encouraged to go to the pub to raise a pint of real ale as part of the national ‘cheers’.
Keeping it Local
Don’t forget that here in Oxfordshire, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to independent breweries.
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