National Beer Day in United Kingdom
National Beer Day in United Kingdom is held on June 15. This event in the second decade of the month June is annual. Help us
Aluminium drinks cans are the most recycled beverage container on the planet with 72% of aluminium currently recycled in the UK (Alupro). 65% of the total beer volume sold in the UK in multiple grocers, off licenses and convenience stores is in cans (Nielsen). Around 9.6 billion drinks cans are made per year.
Just over two centuries ago a giant vat of porter exploded at the former Horse Shoe Brewery on Tottenham Court Road. In 1814 London suffered a Great Beer Flood. Over a million litres flooded the cobbled streets. It drowned eight people in what was then a densely-packed slum.
Beer Day Britain is an annual celebration on June 15th for all beer lovers and it celebrates all beer including traditional ales, mainstream lagers, and limited edition craft beer and everything in between no matter where it is brewed or who owns the brewing company. 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…..’
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