Before Harp Lager there was Barclay Perkins

OK, I know I promised more for you Skolars, but Ron over at Shut Up About Barclay Perkins has produced more lovely statistics about the pivotal period of UK lager in the late 5os when volumes started to take off.

The stats show that by 1956, Barclay Perkins produced more lager than any single beer (although together, the company’s  two Milds marginally outsold lager). Barclay Perkins was one of the pioneers of UK-brewed lager and after being consumed by Courage became one of the first brewers of Harp on the UK mainland.


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Former Grocer journalist and Carlsberg PR, turning lager historian
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