Just got the latest issue of the Brewery History Journal. It's one of the few beer publications I get excited about. Why might that be?
An article entitled "An evaluation of the number and distribution of Burton unions" particularly attracted my attention. Fascinating. And useful at the same time. The author, Paul Bayley, unlike populist beer writers, can be arsed to list his sources. They run to seven and a half pages.
Well done, Paul. You put the majority of beer writers to shame with your research and references. Why isn't all beer-writing of this quality?
Grapes / Grapes of Prestwich, Bury New Road - Grapes of Prestwich, Bury New Road, Prestwich, 1990. (c)deltrems at flickr. The Grapes is traced back to 1877 in David Rowlinson's book, when it was lease...
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