Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths celebrated the second Beer Day Britain at a pop up pub just outside Parliament. Beer lovers across the country raised a glass and said “Cheers to Beer!” on 15th June. MPs and Lords were able to take part at The Britannia Arms, a pop up pub set up for the afternoon at The Jewel Tower, opposite Parliament.
Andrew said: “Beer Day Britain is a great opportunity to celebrate our national drink and it was fantastic to see so many MPs and Lords coming to sample the great British beers that were on offer. I hope that beer drinkers everywhere continue to support their local pubs and breweries and raise a glass to say ‘Cheers to Beer!’”
Beer Day Britain was set up by beer sommelier Jane Peyton and is supported by many organisations in the beer industry including Britain’s Beer Alliance, the British Beer and Pub Association, the Society of Independent Brewers, the Campaign for Real Ale and Cask Marque among others.
The day is now held every year on 15th June, the day the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215. One of the rights enshrined in the Magna Carta was a standard measure of beer across the land. The Jewel Tower is situated opposite Parliament and was where the pint was officially recognised as the legal measure for draught beer in the 19th century.