I'm feeling knacked so just more random brewer's notes again today.
This week I've been reading "Draught of Contentment", a history of Courage. There's a reason, but I won't go into that now. It's odd reading about the breweries absorbed into the Courage group over the course of the 20th century. I've seen brewing logs from many of them. Hodgson's Kingston Brewery, Camden Brewery, Beasley, Russell's Gravesend Brewery, Noakes, and Kidd. It's a log from the latter where I found this:
A weird mix of international events and more mundane happenings at the brewery are recorded. This is a good sequence:
June 21 New Dome for old Copper
June 28 Peace signed
July 1 Brewery Yard paved
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