They'd found other references to the event. Including one that gave a full list of the participating breweries. It's an odd list. Of the 30 breweries, only two still exist: Donnington and Dreher (now called Schwechat). And there's an oddity straight off. I can't think of many lists that would include the largest brewery in Continental Europe and a tiny rural brewery in the West Country.
You know how much time I spend with my head stuffed up the past's arse. But I only recognised six names in the list. Meaning most couldn't have made it into the 20th century. It also implies that they weren't very big. Dreher aside, none of the participants was particularly well-known.
There are none of the big names in British brewing: Bass, Allsopp, Whitbread, Truman, Barclay Perkins, William Younger, Charrington, Mann, Watney, Beamish & Crawford, Guinness and Tetley.
|W. J. Green, Phoenix Brewery||Luton||Bedfordshire|
|Wm. Potts, Anchor Brewery||Cambridgeshire|
|Magor, Davey, and Co., Redruth Brewery||Redruth||Cornwall|
|Nicholl and Co.||Colchester||Essex|
|R. J. Arkell, Donnnington Brewery||Stow-on-the-Wold||Gloucestershire|
|E. Bowley and Son, Cotswold Brewery||Cirencester||Gloucestershire|
|J. Richings, London Brewery||Guernsey|
|Biden and Co.||Gosport||Hampshire|
|J. Lush, St, George's Brewery||Portsea||Hampshire|
|John Steal, Pale Ale Brewery||Baldock||Hertfordshire|
|Henry and Co.||Newry||Ireland|
|Hills and Son||Deal||Kent|
|Beer and Co., Original Brewery||Canterbury||Kent|
|Gillow and Wareham, East Kent Brewery||Sandwich||Kent|
|Jude and Co., Kent Brewery||Wateringbury||Kent|
|Stacey, Isherwood, and Foster||Maidstone||Kent|
|J. W.Crosby, Crown Brewery||West Derby, Liverpool||Lancashire|
|Hornby And Co.||Liverpool||Lancashire|
|Monro and Co.||Warrington||Lancashire|
|Sidgwick and Mottram, Sun Brewery||Salford, Manchester||Lancashire|
|Boddington and Co., Strangeways Brewery||Manchester||Lancashire, and Burton-on-Trent|
|Nunnelly and Eady, The Brewery||Market Harboro'||Leicestershire|
|Horton and Co., Dalston Brewery||Haggerstone||Middlesex|
|Byles and Co., Grey's Brewery||Henley-on-Thames||Oxfordshire|
|T. P. Adcock and I. J. Fast||Melton Mowbray||Rutland|
|E. A. Green, Western Brewery||Bath||Somerset|
|Phillips Bros.||Burton-on-Trent||Staffordshire, and Northampton|
|G. S. and H Sainsbury||Devizes||Wiltshire|
The geographical spread is very uneven, too. No breweries from Scotland, nor from anywhere in North other than Lancashire. Unsurprisingly given the event's location, a majority are from the South - 17 of 30. Though none are from London.