It's your lucky day. If you like numbers like me. You're getting little else.
I've an incredible amount of British beer statistics. Courtesy of The Brewers' Almanack. As I've told you several times, my favourite book. These ones turned up during the work I've been doing this week on the WW II chapter of my book.
This is what I want to share with you. An overview of British beer during the two World Wars.
You'll see that in both case average gravities bottomed out after war's end. The fall in gravities was much quicker in WW I, as was their recovery. Five years after the end of WW II, average OG was still below its wartime level.
Taxation was considerable during both wars and was never rolled back to its pre-war levels. Typical, eh?
I'm still thinking about Brown Ale, in case you were wondering. I haven't forgotten my promise to pass on what I'd discovered. Just need to fiddle with some tables.