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Published on June 4th, 2024. 

Hoppy Beer Day Britain!

Brewing up excitement with local faves

Beer Day Britain, celebrated annually on June 15th, is a joyous occasion for beer lovers everywhere. It’s a day to appreciate all types of beer, from classic ales to popular lagers and unique craft brews, regardless of where they’re made or who brews them.


The date, June 15th, holds historical significance as the day the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215. This document even mentioned ale, showing how important it was in England back then.


Even today, beer and pubs remain central to British life, with beer accounting for seven out of every ten drinks sold in pubs.


Britain has a vibrant brewing scene and a rich heritage in spreading beer culture worldwide. Many beer styles that originated in Britain, like India Pale Ale and Stout, are now enjoyed all over the globe.


What better way to celebrate than to highlight some local favourites?

Curious Brewery, Ashford

Established in 2011, nestled in the heart of the Garden of England in Ashford, Kent, the brewery has emerged as a beacon of modern brewing in Britain. The dedicated team behind the brewery is passionate about producing premium beers and ciders, infused with curiosity, and crafted with a distinct winemaker’s touch. Their commitment to quality has earned them numerous accolades, including the prestigious title of Brewery of the Year at the International Beer Challenge Awards in 2019.


Beyond brewing exceptional beverages, the brewery offers a contemporary dining experience in its stylish restaurant, where guests can overlook the bustling brewery operations. It serves as a vibrant hub for relaxation and socializing, inviting visitors to sample and savour the brewery’s offerings alongside delicious food in a welcoming atmosphere.


Balfour Winery, Staplehurst

Balfour Winery initially made its mark in the world of wines before expanding its repertoire to include the Jake’s range – a curated selection of craft beers and ciders. Just like their wines, these beverages reflect the same craftsmanship and pioneering ethos. Utilizing top-notch local ingredients, infused with the expertise of their winemakers, and guided by a commitment to elegance and balance, Balfour’s beers and ciders stand out.


Collaborating with Cellar Head, a renowned local Kent brewery, Balfour Winery combines their winemaking knowledge with brewing expertise. Drawing inspiration from Kent’s rich heritage in hop cultivation, they resurrect forgotten hop varieties and blend them with modern hybrids to create beers brimming with character. Each brew is a testament to the unique terroir, meticulous ingredient selection, and the artistry of brewing, resulting in complex yet harmonious flavours that captivate the palate.

Gadds’, Ramsgate

At Gadds’, equilibrium reigns supreme, both in the art of brewing and within the brewery itself. Embracing a blend of innovation and tradition, they’ve mastered the delicate dance between change and consistency.


Their “Regulars” lineup represents the tried-and-true classics, beloved staples that showcase the essence of Kentish ale tradition. These brews, featuring local hop varieties like the esteemed Northdown and East Kent Golding, stand as pillars of reliability and flavour.


But it’s the “Irregulars” that inject a dose of excitement into Gadds’ repertoire. These spontaneous creations, drawn from a diverse spectrum of beer styles, offer a refreshing departure from the norm. With each pint, they introduce new hops and malts, creating an ever-evolving tapestry of taste.

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