We have had the following query – can anyone help?
Dear Brewery History Society,
I am researching a story about a small brewer aiming to revive the ‘Olympic beer’ Elephant Head Pale Ale (apparently popular around 1908, when London first held the Olympics), made by Camden Brewery Company (bought up by Courage in 1923, then closed).
To this end, I am hoping you or your membership might be able to help me track down the following:
i) a bottle or label of the original Elephant Pale Ale Head, which apparently was being served until the 1920s – or a photo of a pint of it, somebody drinking it, an Elephant Pale Ale Head beer tap or other kind of identifier
ii) find somebody (they will be pretty old!) who remembers drinking Elephant Pale Ale Head (it would have been served in Camden Brewery pubs in London until 1925) or – perhaps more likely – can recall a relation or older friend being a fan of it
Please let me know if you think you can help. Please also feel free to pass on my contact details to anyone or to post my request on your blog.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Producer, TV Asahi ( London bureau)
Tel. +44 (0)20 7284 3500