The UK's oldest continuously-operating brewery at Ram Quarter recently hosted the national Beer Day Britain event. Beer lovers gathered at Sambrook's Brewery on 15th June to enjoy Sambrook’s award-winning range of cask, keg and bottled beers. And two new ales were brewed specially for the occasion: Flower Power (an “English Red” at 4.1%, made with locally picked elderflower), and the slightly stronger Valiant (an “English” IPA, at 5%).
The catchy "Cheers to Beer" anthem was sung at 7pm - the words provided on a big screen for those who didn't already know them - and Crust Bros was serving its famous pizzas in the bar throughout the evening too. From 7.30pm to 9.30pm there was live music courtesy of Sam Brooke Sessions. Ram Quarter's hearty rendition of the anthem was adjudged this year's most enthusiastic performance, and the certificate was awarded to brewer John Hatch on behalf of Sambrook's.
Beer Day Britain was inaugurated in 2015 by award-winning beer sommelier, broadcaster and author Jane Peyton, who remains its driving force and who attended the Ram Quarter event in person. Beer Day Britain is supported by all the major organisations in the beer industry including Britain’s Beer Alliance, Society of Independent Brewers, British Beer & Pub Association, and the Campaign for Real Ale.
The event was enjoyed by all, and will return in 2023!