The early days of British lager revealed

Its part of the lager myth that in the late 50s and 60s, lager consumption began the slow build up before exploding in the 70s and 80s. The arrival of homegrown lagers Harp and Skol in the early 6os is one of the big events. But there were also a growing number of regional breweries either brewing their own lagers or under licence from continental brewers.

And thanks to Ron Pattinson’s Summer of Lager and extensive research into Whitbread’s brewing records there’s now some more information about what went on…

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Former Grocer journalist and Carlsberg PR, turning lager historian
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