Beer Day Britain
Beer Day Britain is an annual celebration held on 15 June to celebrate ale in all its styles! Beer Day Britain was founded by Jane Peyton (award winning beer sommelier, broadcaster and author) in 2015 and is supported by all major organisations within the industry.
Tring Brewery is excited to be part of celebrations this year with a brewery tour taking place today, while supporting campaigns have been running across social media in the lead-up.
Tring Brewery is proud to be an independent British brewer, established in 1992 in the market town of Tring in Hertfordshire.
At one time there were four brewers supplying the small town, however this number fell to zero in the mid-thirties through strict war time rationing, hard times for small business and a period of relentless consolidation.
Richard Shardlow established Tring Brewery in 1992, to restore the historic industry in the town and to follow up on five generations of brewers in the family. The first beer launched by Tring was Ridgeway Bitter, a beer that is still brewed regularly to this day.
The brewery’s second director, Andrew Jackson, joined in the year 2000. Andrew learnt to brew at Whitbread Brewery before moving to Tring to create what is now one of Hertfordshire’s favourite pints: Side Pocket For A Toad.
‘Side Pocket’ is joined by ten other beers in the brewery’s core range, as well as a rotating seasonal special and a monthly special brewed in collaboration with Tring’s charity partner of choice.
With one foot in tradition, the other looks to break ground on the future. Progressive styles such as White IPA, Earl Grey Pale and India Stout are part of a growing range of small-batch beers, now available across the home-counties and from the onsite brewery shop.
With all this beery talk it’s hard not to get thirsty so, on 15 June, raise a glass to the rich heritage of British brewing and to the continued success of Beer Day Britain!
You can keep up to date with future tours at Tring Brewery here.