Shut up about Barclay Perkins
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Monday, 19 February 2018
Here's a question for you: what's unusual about this price list? Hants and Berks Gazette and Middlesex and Surrey Journal - Satu...
Sunday, 18 February 2018
Brown Ale in the 1950s
It's hard to imagine now, but Brown Ale was a really big deal in the 1950's. As the Mann's advert below states: "Brown Al...
Saturday, 17 February 2018
Let's Brew - 1947 Barclay Perkins Victory Stout
1947 wasn’t a great year for British brewing. Gravities were still falling, despite the war being over. Which explains why Barclay Perki...
Friday, 16 February 2018
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Boddington CC 1914 - 1921
I've never quite got my head around Boddington's naming convention. What makes CC a Strong Ale? And does it have connection to t...
Thursday, 15 February 2018
Divided action by Edinburgh retailers
On 1st April, 1917, the amount of beer breweries were allowed to produce was severely limited, with UK production fixed at 11,470,000 stan...
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Let's Brew Wednesday - 1946 Barclay Perkins IPA
Bored of watery Milds? Here’s a watery IPA to balance things out. Not that Barclay’s IPA had ever been that strong. Even in the 1920’s i...
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
That I published an award-winning book recently, what I'm sure will prove to be the definitive book on Scottish beer 1850 - 1970. Most...
Brewery profits in WW I
The decade before WW I had been a difficult one. The Liberal government had used increased licence duties for pubs and breweries to partia...
Monday, 12 February 2018
Closing pubs in Carlisle again
It's weird the stuff you can find on the internet. Like the annual report of the Carlisle State Management Scheme. The manager was d...
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