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The Story of Brewing in Burton Upon Trent

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Beer has been made in the small Midland town of Burton-on-Trent for centuries: ale brewed by the monks at Burton Abbey was sent to Mary, Queen of Scots in captivity. Then, in the 18th century, the introduction of Burton Ale began the town's rise to brewing prominence, a fame which was cemented forever with the production of the first cask of the world-famous India Pale Ale. Today, brewing continues to thrive in the area, and a small renaissance has taken place with the arrival of a clutch of new breweries ...

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Overview

Beer has been made in the small Midland town of Burton-on-Trent for centuries: ale brewed by the monks at Burton Abbey was sent to Mary, Queen of Scots in captivity. Then, in the 18th century, the introduction of Burton Ale began the town's rise to brewing prominence, a fame which was cemented forever with the production of the first cask of the world-famous India Pale Ale. Today, brewing continues to thrive in the area, and a small renaissance has taken place with the arrival of a clutch of new breweries alongside such national institutions as Marston's. Raise a glass to Burton's unique and heady history, and celebrate its diverse and delicious heritage with this fascinating and richly illustrated historical compilation by The Good Beer Guide's editor, Roger Protz.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752460635
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Protz, who lives in St Albans, is a journalist with a long-abiding interest in the history of brewing. Previously the editor of What's Brewing, he now edits The Good Beer Guide, and has won numerous awards for his work, including the Glenfiddich Drink Writer of the Year, the first ever Life-time Achievement Award from the British Guild of Beer Writers, two Golden and five Silver Tankards as the Beer Writer of the Year and numerous international plaudits. His work has featured in the Guardian, the Independent, and the Times.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Special Thanks 11

Chapter 1 Saints and Sinners 15

Chapter 2 Beer and the Babington Plot 27

Chapter 3 The Baltic Beckons 33

Chapter 4 To India and Back 51

Chapter 5 Beeropolis 75

Chapter 6 Wars and Recession 95

Chapter 7 Into the Whirlwind 111

Chapter 8 Keeping the Faith 127

Chapter 9 Burton Reborn 137

Chapter 10 The Fight for the Museum 143

Chapter 11 The Beer that Came in from the Cold 147

Appendix: Going for a Burton 150

Sources and Further Reading 154

Index 155

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