You could be excused for thinking that I'm war-obsessed. Though I sort of am. Is that wrong for a pacifist? Or totally appropriate? Don't bother answering either of those questions. I'll be destroying my sleep pondering them in bed tonight.
Drybrough is a wonderfully unfashionable brewery. Just the type I like. A typical one-recipe dull Scottish brewery. Then incorporated into the satanic Watney corporation to churn out masses of Keg Heavy. Not a brewery anyone seems to have fond memories of.
Their Burns Ale is a typical Scotch Ale of the post-WW I type. That is, just a super-strong Scottish Pale Ale. All the breweries, except William Younger, whose records I've seen brewed Scotch Ale this way. I think it's fair to assume this was the standard method.
They continued to brew Burns Ale at much its full strength almost all the way through the war. Not sure exactly when they dropped it, but it seems to have been about when the war ended. Then returned sometime in 1948.
That's typical: the toughest years for UK brewing were the three or four aster the war ended.
|Drybrough Burns Ale 1936 - 1954|
|Date||Year||OG||FG||ABV||App. Atten-uation||lbs hops/ qtr||hops lb/brl|
|Drybrough brewing records held at the Scottish Brewing Archive, document number D/6/1/1/4 and D/6/1/1/5.|