If this is of interest, wed be delighted to have the website included on your links page. Also, to coincide with CAMRAs Great British Beer Festival, we will be highlighting a number of our brewing-related items on our Twitter account and Facebook group next week (see addresses below), which may be of interest to your members.
Do let me know if you would like to know more about the project. Thanks for your time, and all best wishes,
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Following my recent post about the radio programmes – Britain on the Bottle, I received the following recommendation for a piece of software and having tried it out I must say it’s excellent. It allows you to schedule the recording of radio programmes in the ‘play again’ list as though they are podcasts. I recommend giving it a go. It has certainly simplified what I have been doing in the past.
Just to suggest a very useful “radio programme downloader” called Radio Downloader
Over the last three decades Brian Moore has searched out, drank and recorded over 38,000 different beers. Let’s say that again. Over the years Brian Moore has sampled over 38,000 beers. He is the undisputed Champion Beerticker of Britain, and quite possibly the world.
Beerticking, or scooping as it’s also known, is where the traditions of ale drinking lie and has an unwritten and very strange set of rules (often flouted) the tickers travel the length and breadth of the country, and some travel the world in search of new cask conditioned beers that they can drink and `tick’ before adding to their ever-growing list.
From this hobby, a community of enthusiastic and eccentric drinkers has formed and they are the basis for this brand new, UK premiere documentary.
Following Brian the Champ, Dave Unpronounceable, Mick the Tick and Gazza Prescott the film is a journey into the world of collecting and Britain ‘s national drink real ale. As alcohol is further taxed and binge drinking dominant in the media, these passionate filmmakers explore the hobby of beerticking and its position in a far bigger context of beer history and national pride.
This is a film about obsession, identity, curiosity and tradition, and the documentary’s film is an exploration of the collector’s psyche and of Great British drinking culture not to mention a severe test of one filmmaker’s affection for and dedication to beer.
To anyone who can help me. I am looking for a copy of a “Breweries of Britain” map that was produced by a Arthur L L Hopkin in 1952 and advertised in the “The Brewing Trade review of June 1952”.There is a copy in the Brewers Hall but they are unable to reproduce it. The one I saw was a 1976 edited version in Galbraiths Hotel in Auckland New zealand hanging on the wall.The map has the Brewers Company coat of arms at the top.I would like a copy to frame soley for personal use.I would cover any cost if I could obtain a copy .I would be most grate ful for any help.
I thought I would add this message that I posted to the Yahoo Group a couple of days ago to the Blog. The series has nowed on a few more episodes and is now half way through its run of 10 programmes but I think the first will still be online until Monday. I have found those that I have heard very interesting.
I have just noticed this series on BBC Radio 4 this week
It is available to listen to again on the iPlayer at the moment
This afternoon’s episode is:
15:4516:00 Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State Temperance and the 1872 Licensing Act
4/10 . Mark Whitaker looks at how the temperance movement took a grip on British political life.
I have had an email from Jimmy Hastell, the host of the excellent Worthing Pubs web site, and I thought I would copy it to the list fyi. I asked about a brewery page and he has added the beginnings of this straight away. Im sure he would welcome any additional information or illustrations (of the sites or related advertising material) that you can provide.
I would like to offer up my small contribution to pub history on your links page.
I have been researching the history of our local pubs in Worthing Sussex and have created a web site to reflect this.
the address is:
I hope that you may find it worthy of inclusion.
I have been looking at local breweries and decided that a start should be made so I can add information as I discover it rather than just store it somewhere as we tend to do!
Because my site is about Worthing Pubs and not wanting to mislead anyone who is looking for information on that subject I have put the brewery section in the ‘More Stuff’ menu section, which will feature all those little titbits that crop up and are worth a mention in greater detail.