Archive for August, 2013

Historic pubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Spotted in the excellent monthly  ‘Britain’s Real Heritage Pubs Bulletin’ – sign up by sending an email to
SCOTLAND. Historic Scotland’s new publication, a postcard book featuring historic pubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh, is now out: see Historic Scotland for full details

Frome pub exhibition

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Spotted in the excellent monthly  ‘Britain’s Real Heritage Pubs Bulletin‘ – sign up by sending an email to

SOMERSET, pub exhibition. If down Frome way till 7 Sept, do visit the Museum for a free exhibition about local pubs, open 10-2 Tues to Sat. And while you?re at it, do try some of the fairly numerous National Inventory pubs in the county ? they?re brilliant (my favourite is the Seymour Arms, Witham Friary). Frome Standard the museum website is: Frome Museum

Harvey Quamen: Using Digital Humanities Techniques to Study the History of Beer and Brewing

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Thanks to Simon Fowler for highlighting this forthcoming talk-

The preamble says-

Three major questions—all difficult to answer—prompt this talk:

  1. what caused the sudden demise of porter around 1820?
  2. how did the style called India Pale Ale spread so rapidly?
  3. can we locate the historical London breweries?

Although surrounded in some mystery, these questions might be answerable using some techniques from the digital humanities. In particular, building a database of historical recipes will help us understand the movement and growth of beer styles (especially as those styles moved through homebrewing) and we can begin to track master-apprenticeship relationships with the use of propopographies, databases that serve as “collective biographies” of groups of people. Finally, using historical maps (like the Agas map digitized at the Map of Early Modern London project), we might begin to reconstruct the historical distribution of beer around the capital.

The Durrington Maltsters

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

My thanks to Keith Langridge for this very interesting link to an article on ancient malting and brewing!

There are links to further related articles if you click on the names of the people mentioned


The Nathan System in Australia

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Tim Holt has spotted this interesting article on lager brewing in Australia by BHS member, Dr Brett Stubbs

Dear All,

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