Beer sommelier Jane Peyton is to host at virtual tasting at CAMRA’s virtual pub on 15th June to mark Beer Day Britain, which she instigated.

The event will be hosted at CAMRA’s virtual pub, the Red (On)Lion, which was created to help beer lovers share a pint with their friends and family during lockdown. 

Jane will talk about how Britain spread knowledge and love of beer to the New World, and has had more influence on global ale brewing than any other brewing nation.  

The tasting will cover three of the most widely brewed styles of beer that originated in Britain: porter, barley wine, and English IPA (British hops only). Participants can pick up any British-brewed versions of these styles. 

After the tasting, Jane will lead the national Cheers To Beer at 7pm, when beer lovers across the nation raise a glass to the national drink, and post a social media message with the hashtag #CheersToBeer.  

Jane said: “Just because we can’t go to the real pub on Beer Day Britain this year doesn’t mean we cannot still have a national party. We will come together instead in the virtual Red (On)Lion and celebrate the national drink! I am looking forward to seeing everyone there and celebrating the long and fascinating history of beer in this country.”  

To save a place, visit theredonlion.co.uk/ and click ‘Join’ on the event. Up to 50 participants can get involved, and it will be on a first come, first served basis.

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