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Wiltshire brewery sells plant to North Koreans DM Sun, 05/07/2009 - 21:24

Back in 2000 I worked at Ushers of Trowbridge - a regional brewery in Wiltshire which contract brewed for other people mostly.   Miller Genuine Draft was our biggest output ( & quite horrid stuff it was too) alongside


Submitted by DM on Sat, 27/12/2008 - 16:33

Proof was a term used to describe the alcohol content of a drink - historically rum.   To make sure that spirits were not watered down between producer & consumer, a little could be t

Mild Ale

Submitted by DM on Sun, 04/05/2008 - 18:55

Mild ale is presicely that; ale which is less bitter - milder - that a pint of bitter.   It isn't necessarily dark, sweet, low strength or having no hop character but more often than not

Founding Fathers

Submitted by DM on Sat, 22/03/2008 - 15:25

The original settlers in the United States were a religious lot on the whole, but didn't realise that they needed skilled workers to establish a thriving community and many perished over the harsh

Beer for Lent

Submitted by DM on Sat, 22/03/2008 - 15:10

During Lent and other periods of fasting, ancient monks would drink strong beer to get their calories as it didn't count as food.   Hence the strong brewing tradition in monastaries.