By Keith Osborne

for hundreds of years, Nottingham had a name for brewing stable ale. within the 17th century, the diarist Samuel Pepys mentioned Nottingham ale being bought in London. the town – and Nottinghamshire often – relied upon a water offer very related in personality to that of Burton-on-Trent, giving upward thrust to beers with a really tender and delightful flavor. The variety of breweries used to be motivated via the within sight barley-growing areas.

This booklet delves into the heritage of the previous advertisement breweries in Nottinghamshire; Nottingham itself was once most likely distinct in that the gentle pink sandstone caves beneath the town have been excellent for the garage and fermentation of beer, being deep and funky, permitting the beer to be saved at a continuing temperature. Breweries exploited this virtue and one – the Nottingham Brewery Ltd – marketed its items as ‘Rock Ales’.

A excessive percentage of the pubs and beer homes within the urban and the county had small home-brew homes hooked up and beer that was once bought purely at their pub. a range of home-brew pubs are indexed – however it is likely one of the greater organisations that may recommended the main nostalgia. nearly all people fondly take into account the big Shipstones and residential Ales breweries in Nottingham, and in addition Hardy Hansons, James gap and Warwicks & Richardsons in Newark; however, many different old-established breweries within the county are recalled during this entire and meticulously researched book.

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