Archive for September, 2013

Research opportunity

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Could this be for you?

The International Brewing Awards is looking for a brewing historian to carry out research into the competition, which dates back to at least 1886.

Archive film of Yorkshire’s brewing industry to be screened

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

We have spotted the following press report-

Extracts from the summary are-

A SPECIAL film event will be held in York as part of this year’s Beer and Cider Festival.

City Screen Picturehouse and the Yorkshire Film Archive have teamed up to create the film show which is themed around beer, pubs and brewing in the region.

The YFA has compiled a 90-minute screening of archive footage which looks at the county’s brewing history, iconic watering holes and the characters that frequented them….

Graham said: “The screening is a great mix that celebrates the popular Yorkshire pastime of beer – whether it’s the brewing process at Hammond’s, Timothy Taylor’s or Samuel Smith’s, footage of the iconic Woolpack pub in the mid-1980s, New Year’s Eve celebrations in the ’thirties or a dreaded post-war beer shortage – there should be something to suit everyone’s taste.”

The screening will be held on Sunday, September 22, at City Screen, Coney Street, at 6.15pm.

Tickets can be booked from the City Screen Box Office, on 0871 902 5726, or at


‘Britain from Above’ images

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

I have been looking at this site again and thought it may be worth another mention as they continue to add new images

A search for ‘brewery’ yeilds a large number of hits to explore – I’m sure it could see off many hours exploring




Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Tony Dieble rang to say that the Truman micro is having a launch day on Sat 14th Sept (2013). This will be at the Eyrie pub, 2-3 Stow Road, Hackney Wick, London

The brewers and breweries of Ayrshire, Buteshire and Renfrewshire

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Forbes Gibb of the Scottish Brewing Archive Association tells me that –

Lomax Press is proud to announce the publication of:
The brewers and breweries of Ayrshire, Buteshire and Renfrewshire, by Forbes Gibb and Rob Close. 2013. 144p., illustrated. Soft cover. ISBN: 978-0-9560288-6-0

£10 (plus £2 postage and packing in the UK)

The brewers and breweries of Ayrshire, Buteshire and Renfrewshire is the fourth book in the Brewers and Breweries of Scotland series. In this book you will discover how the breweries in Catrine and Irvine were celebrated in poetry; how James Watt’s grandfather attempted to stop sailor’s wives pawning their household goods to buy ale; and how William Wallace was blown into a field by a boiler explosion.
Original research has generated information and illustrations about breweries across the counties, from Ayr to Stewarton, and from 1559 to the present day, with pictures and locations of former brewery buildings.
Enquiries to