I'm an idiot. Have I said that already? Just in case you missed it first or two hundred and thirtyseventh time around: I'm an idiot.
I hoofed the rugby ball blindly away before anyone could use the excuse of a "tackle" to hammer me into the frozen ground. But neglected to provide the information that's reduced me to a metaphoring imbecile. So here they are:
loads of cryptic beer names from price lists
There's a CC in there. Other weird ones, too. From Godsell & Sons: AK, AKK, AB, A1.
If others want to contribute to my table, that would be great. I don't have time to look through all the online directories and other sources. I'll make the results public. The more examples there are, the . . . I was going to say "the patterns are to identify". In reality, it'll most likely just get more confusing.
Just remember this:
Mild = young.
Mild Bitter might sound weird today, but you have to remember that it just means a beer sold young, nothing else. Mild Ale, Mild Porter, Mild Bitter. It's the second half of the name that's important.
Minnesota: India Pale Ale, Ballantine & Sons, Cold Spring - Ah, the great brewing tradition of Ballantine's in Minnesota. Err... not really. Ballantine was mainly brewed in New Jersey and its originator Peter Ball...
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