EURO 2024 Guide for Beer Lovers

EURO 2024 England Flag 31st May 2024

With the excitement building for EURO 2024, football fans across Europe are eagerly preparing for the upcoming tournament. As supporters gear up to watch the matches, one thing is certain – beer and football go hand in hand.


Whether you’re cheering on your national team at a pub or enjoying the games from the comfort of your home, the right beer can elevate the experience to new heights. In this guide for beer lovers, we’ll explore EURO history, including a snapshot of England’s recent performance, plus the best beers to enjoy while watching the games and where to find them.


How did England perform in the EURO 2020 tournament?

In 2020, England showcased a remarkable performance, capturing the hearts of football enthusiasts across the globe. Led by the astute coaching of Gareth Southgate and a squad brimming with young talent and experienced stalwarts, the Three Lions navigated their way through the tournament with precision and flair.


From the group stages to the knockout rounds, England displayed a blend of defensive solidity and attacking prowess that saw them secure victories against formidable opponents. The team’s journey culminated in a thrilling final match against Italy, where England exhibited resilience and determination, ultimately reaching a dramatic penalty shootout. Though falling short in the final moments, England’s performance throughout the tournament undoubtedly marked them as a force to be reckoned with in international football, igniting hope and pride among supporters nationwide.


How did England qualify for EURO 2024?

England’s qualification for EURO 2024 was a testament to their strength and consistency on the international stage. Throughout the qualifying campaign, the Three Lions demonstrated their dominance with a series of commanding performances. Led by a blend of seasoned veterans and emerging talents, England showcased their prowess in every aspect of the game, from tight defensive displays to free-flowing attacking football.


Under the guidance of manager Gareth Southgate, the team displayed tactical astuteness and resilience, securing crucial victories against challenging opponents. With a perfect balance of experience and youthful exuberance, England’s qualification for EURO 2024 highlighted their status as one of Europe’s footballing powerhouses, instilling optimism and excitement among fans as they eagerly anticipate the tournament ahead.


Where is the EURO 2024 tournament taking place?

EURO 2024 is set to captivate football fans across Europe with its thrilling matches and vibrant atmosphere. Hosted by Germany, the tournament promises to be an unforgettable spectacle, with matches taking place in iconic stadiums throughout the country.


However, as fans flock to Germany to support their teams, it’s essential to be mindful of the country’s renowned beer culture. German beer is celebrated for its strength and potency, often higher than what fans may be accustomed to. Authorities are cautioning visiting fans to be aware of the alcohol’s strength (as highlighted by BBC News), emphasising the need to drink responsibly and stay hydrated throughout the tournament. While indulging in Germany’s rich beer tradition can enhance the overall experience, fans should exercise moderation to ensure their safety and enjoyment.


What are England’s group fixtures for EURO 2024?

England’s group fixtures have been eagerly anticipated by fans, as the Three Lions seek to make their mark on the tournament. Drawn into Group C, England is set to face formidable opponents in their quest for European glory. Their group fixtures include challenging matchups against traditional rivals and emerging footballing nations:


  • Serbia vs England – 16 June 2024, 8pm UK time
  • Denmark vs England – 20 June 2024, 5pm UK time
  • England vs Slovenia – 25 June 2024, 8pm UK time


Following the group stage, England’s possible route to the final depends on their performance and seeding. As they progress through the knockout rounds, they may encounter tough opposition from other group winners and runners-up. However, with their talent and determination, England aims to navigate through the tournament, overcoming each hurdle on their path to the final showdown. With the support of their passionate fans and the guidance of manager Gareth Southgate, the Three Lions are poised to compete fiercely and stake their claim as contenders for the EURO 2024 title.


Will any Hall and Woodhouse pubs be showing the Euros?

Absolutely! A selection of our Hall and Woodhouse pubs, including Peacock Farm, the Portsmouth Arms, and De Havilland Arms, are gearing up to create an unforgettable atmosphere for football fans during the EUROs. These houses are going the extra mile by setting up dedicated fan zone marquees, ensuring supporters can enjoy the matches in style and comfort. What’s more, they’re offering the ultimate treat for fans with 4-pint jugs of Outland beer available, adding to the excitement of the tournament.


Additionally, other pubs within the Hall and Woodhouse estate equipped with TVs will also be screening the games, providing ample opportunities for fans to catch all the action live. Whether you’re a die-hard supporter or just looking to soak up the electrifying atmosphere, Hall and Woodhouse pubs are the place to be during the EUROs!


What are the best beers to enjoy when watching the EUROs at home?

As you settle in to cheer on your favourite teams from the comfort of your home, why not indulge in a range of IPAs from the Badger Brewery? Our extensive lineup of Outland and Badger beer offers something for every palate. From the deep and punchy Outland West Coast IPA and refreshingly sessionable Hazy IPA, to Badger’s fruity Fropical Ferret IPA and double hopped Twice Tangled IPA, there’s something for everyone.


With their distinctive profiles and impeccable craftsmanship, Badger and Outland’s IPAs are sure to enhance your viewing experience, making every goal and save even more memorable. So, grab a cold one, sit back, and enjoy the thrilling action of EURO 2024.


Cheers to football and fantastic brews!


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