Category Archives: Brewing history

How about a history lesson with that lager?

Nineteenth century lager (and brewing) moguls were not backwards in coming forwards about their own role in the greatness of their beers. Whether by design or association, the pioneers of the new scientific brewing from the 1850s onwards were men … Continue reading

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Delving into lager’s past

Pete Brown is the latest to go digging beneath the surface of lager history. Quite literally. Plzen (places in the Czech Republic have both German and Czech names, and when you’re there it starts to feel appropriate to use the … Continue reading

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Cheap and cheerful or a UK lager classic?

A strange combination is Skol. One of UK lager’s oldest brands, it has been passed from hand to hand, merrily swapping owners as brewing consolidation caught up with it again and again. From Burton-brewed to cheap and cheerful discount lager … Continue reading

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