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Sunday, 26 May 2019
Allsopp’s great gamble
The 19th century ended with one of the most significant events in British Lager brewing: the building of Allsopp’s Lager brewery, which wa...
Saturday, 25 May 2019
Let's Brew - 1917 Whitbread Government Ale
And here’s the beer that replaced X Ale, the first iteration of Whitbread’s Government Ale. It must have been a bit of a shock for drink...
Friday, 24 May 2019
The rebirth of Porter
Porter didn’t desert the British Isles for long. It only disappeared for four orfive years, reborn through the rekindled interest in beer ...
Thursday, 23 May 2019
Vienna Beer arrives in London
It was only in the 1860’s that Lager became regularly available to drinkers in Britain. Two events were the catalyst to Lager’s arrival: t...
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Let's Brew Wednesday - 1917 Whitbread X
April 1917 was a momentous month for British brewing. As that’s when gravities started to fall. A drop from which most British styles neve...
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Graham’s Golden Lager
Graham’s Golden Lager, which appeared in 1927 , was one of the first big British Lager brands. The tale of how it came to be brewed in Sco...
Monday, 20 May 2019
Mike mine a Mild
I've always been a bit of a contrarian. Swimming against the tide even when that meant certain drowning. That's how my relationshi...
Sunday, 19 May 2019
Victory Project (second attempt)
Right. Gave this a whirl once, didn't work. But I can be as stubborn as Theresa May. Hopefully, not as ineffectual. After I finall...
Barclay’s London Lager
Barclay Perkins began experimenting with Lager during WW I. Once the war was over, they lost no time in entering Lager production seriousl...
Saturday, 18 May 2019
Let's Brew - 1933 Whitbread DB
When Whitbread introduced a Brown Ale in 1932, it wasn’t much like the modern idea of an English Brown Ale. Especially not one brewed in t...
Friday, 17 May 2019
Wild about Mild
Mild was one of the first topics I researched in the archives. Right after Porter. I didn't find what I expected. Because I had no i...
Thursday, 16 May 2019
UK-brewed Lager before WW II
Barclay Perkins made a few trial attempts at Lager brewing during WW I. It obviously opened their eyes its possibilities, as they started ...
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