Drink in Victorian Norwich: Part IV (article)

Rob Donovan, "Drink in Victorian Norwich: Part IV," Brewery History: The Journal of the Brewery History Society 137 (Autumn 2010): 73-166.

Posted by David Fahey on November 16, 2010 at 07:42 PM in Alcohol (general), Beer, Brewing , Britain, Drinking Spaces | Permalink

Rise of national breweries in the USA before National Prohibition (article)

Martin Stack, "Was Big Beautiful?  The Rise of National Breweries in America's Pre-Prohibition Brewing Industry," Journal of Macromarketing 30/1 (2010): 50-60.

Posted by David Fahey on November 10, 2010 at 07:22 PM in Brewing , United States | Permalink

New York City saloons, 1843-1902 (thesis)

Christopher J. Krantz, "Beer Barons, Saloons, and the Working Class in New York City, 1843-1902" (M.A. thesis, Rutgers University, 2010).

Posted by David Fahey on October 26, 2010 at 05:24 PM in Brewing , Drinking Spaces | Permalink

Yuengling growing

Family-owned Yuengling was founded in 1829.  Cautiously growing, it has added a brewery in Memphis to existing ones in Pottsville (near Philadelphia) and Tampa. Although it produces about the same amount of beer as does Boston Beer (brewer of Samuel Adams), Yuengling has only about 250 employees as compared with Boston's 900. Among America's top ten breweries, Yuengling is the one one to post a double digit increase in sales in the last year.  By the way, some drinkers think that Yuengling (pronounced ying-ling) is a Chinese import.  See the Wall Street Journal article, 


Posted by David Fahey on October 22, 2010 at 08:59 PM in Beer, Brewing | Permalink

Munich Oktoberfest's bland lagers

Greg Kitsock in the Washington Post complains that the beers at Munich Oktoberfest (from just six breweries) are bland lagers.  There is more variety at an American beer festival (and American craft brewers look to Belgium and not to Germany for ideas). Kitsock does complain the joint effort of Jim Koch (Boston Beer) and the German firm of Weihenstephen for creating a new beer called Infinium within the Reinheitsgebot or beer purity law.  For more, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/27/AR2010092706272.html

Posted by David Fahey on September 29, 2010 at 02:01 PM in Beer, Belgium, Brewing , Germany | Permalink

Beer in Cincinnati's German district known as Over-the-Rhine (book)

Michael D. Morgan, Over-the-Rhine: When Beer Was King (Charleston, SC: History Press, 2010).

Posted by David Fahey on September 21, 2010 at 03:42 PM in Beer, Books, Brewing , Drinking Spaces, United States | Permalink

Whitbread & Co., Ltd. (archives, 1742-2000)

London Metropolitan Archives is the depository for the archives of the brewer Whitbread and affiliated companies.  The archives comprise 117.1 linear metres of records.  

Records of Whitbread and Company Ltd, brewers, with the papers of its subsidiary companies originally based in the London area, 1742-2000. These records will primarily be of interest to those concerned with the foundation and development of breweries or with the history of family businesses. A large collection of plans of properties, including public houses (LMA/4453/F/08), along with the Whitbread Archivist's research files (LMA/4453/G/05) will also be of interest to local historians researching specific public houses in the London area. Genealogical information about Whitbread employees is available in the Salaries Books (LMA/4453/E/01) and Pensioners Books (LMA/4453/E/04).

Corporate records include: minute books; memorandum and articles of association; partnership documents; articles, agreements, trusts and ordinary shares papers; agreements received books; contract books; Directors' fees journals; registers of seals; Sir Sydney O Neville: correspondence and papers; other correspondence and notebooks; agreements; correspondence and related papers; Royal warrants; policy files and partners' correspondence.

Financial records include: account books; balance sheets and accounts; Britannia Street statement of expenditure books; cash and accounts books; deposit ledgers; depreciation ledgers; general journals and ledgers; loan diaries and ledgers; partners ledgers; private ledgers and journals; rest books; securities ledgers; share registers; pocket books for order, rent and cash. Sales records include: beer returns; complaints books; excise books; export ledgers; sales and nominal ledgers; estate trade books; summaries and statistics and Take Home Division.

Production records include: ale brewing books; brewing process; butt books; cask ledger; cellar ledger; notebooks; F G S Baker's notebooks; fermentation books; porter brewing books; purchase ledgers and stock books; sample and sediment reports; starting books and transport and plant. Staff records include: salaries books and lists of employees; employment policy and related papers; accident books and health and pensioners books.

Records relating to premises include: deeds of title: Chiswell Street Brewery; deeds of title: public houses, beer houses and off-licences; deeds received and receipts for deeds books; property ledgers, land valuation and plan drawings of properties; rent ledgers; repairs ledgers; Northern Brewery Project; plans and charts; Chiswell Street Redevelopment and correspondence.

Records relating to advertising and the history of Whitbread include: advertisement albums; newspaper cuttings; photograph albums; histories and articles; archivists' research files and letters in response to advertising campaigns.

Records of subsidiary companies including: Whitbread Properties Limited 
Whitbread (London) Limited 
Whitbread International Limited 
F S Stowells Limited 
Ealing Welwyn Restaurants Limited 
Forest Hill Brewing Company Limited 
Improved Public House Limited 
R White and Son Limited 
Central Catering Limited 
Manor Park Gripper Brothers Limited: Bell Brewery, Tottenham (later Tottenham Depot) 
Railway Tavern Limited 
Goodhews Limited 
H and V Nicholl Limited, The Anchor Brewery, Lewisham 
Theydon Hall Farm (later Threshers and Company Limited) 
Jude Hanbury and Company Limited 
Frederick Leney and Sons Limited 
Mackeson and Company Limited Dale Brewery 
Top Star Taverns Limited 
Amey's Brewery Limited Chelsea Brewery 
Douglas Ritchie Limited

Posted by David Fahey on September 17, 2010 at 12:21 PM in Brewing , Britain | Permalink

St. Peter's Brewery, Suffolk, England (article)

Ian Hornsey, "St. Peter's Brewery, Suffolk," Brewery History 136 (Summer 2010): 104-110.  Founded 1996.

Posted by David Fahey on September 17, 2010 at 12:14 PM in Brewing , Britain | Permalink

Maltings in Nottinghamshire (article)

Amber Patrick, "Beeston Maltings, Dovecote Lane, Beeston, Nottinghamshire," Brewery History 136 (Summer 2010): 29-63.

Posted by David Fahey on September 16, 2010 at 09:40 PM in Brewing , Britain | Permalink

Introduction of hops in London brewing, 1200-1700 (thesis)

Kristen D. Burton, "The Citie Calls for Beere: The Introduction of Hops and the Foundation of Industrial Brewing in London, 1200-1700" (M.A. thesis, Oklahoma State University, 2010).

Posted by David Fahey on September 6, 2010 at 03:22 PM in Beer, Brewing , Britain | Permalink