Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Beer History: Pale Stouts ... from Cork and London

(Tweet-to-Blog-Conversion-Project)

"Hardly exciting or new but two nice mentions of Beamish & Crawford's Bavarian Pale and Brown Stouts from The Lancet in 1844, the only possible mystery is the Bavarian twist ... also of note is the mention of professor Liebig, previously mentioned here:"



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I Tweeted that here back in January 2018 and since then I've come across a couple more mentions of this Bavarian Pale Stout from 1843. Keeping in mind that the word 'Stout' just meant heavy or robust when attached to a beer then and had not become attached solely to a type of strong porter...



I also came across an advertisement for Thrale's Brewery from 1771 - which I posted about here - that mentioned a 'London Pale Stout of a bright Amber Colour, superior to any Pale Beer or Ale imported...'



Note: Other, wiser minds than mine have talked about Pale Stouts in more detail, let Google be your friend...

(Part of my Tweet-to-Blog-Conversion-Project)

(With thanks to my Local Library's Local Studies room and Google Books)

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Beer History: Mountjoy Brewery, Brown Ale and Nourishing Stout

(Tweet-to-Blog-Conversion-Project)

"Mountjoy Brewery brewed a 'Dublin Brown Ale' in 1953 it seems ... this is from the Irish Press of that year. I wonder if all their recipes are in someone's safe hands...?"



(This drew a question as to when they actually closed, some websites say 1949 but then I then found something online...)


"... Interesting ... the online version of the Findlater book has an addendum that says it closed in 'August 1956'..."


(I then added this...)

"... Further to the Mountjoy Brown Ale tweet above, here's a dubiously worded advert and a writeup from The Irish Press in 1955. It looks like that brown ale died a death - or isn't mentioned at least - and sadly the brewery was soon to head in the same direction..."



(Part of my Tweet-to-Blog-Conversion-Project - Original Tweet is here)

(With thanks to Carlow Library Local Studies room and Findlater's online book.)

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Beer History: Cairnes' Irish Stingo Ale Adverts

(Tweet-to-Blog-Conversion-Project)



"Huh ... I never knew there was an Irish Stingo ale. I'd always associated it with England, but Cairnes brewed one in the 30s..."


(Here's another from the same publication, including a suggestion to mix Cairnes and Stingo!)



Images via:

Drogheda Museum's Blog

An Caman on the Limerick City Library Website

Update: Here's another Irish Stingo advert from the Saturday Herald 1932...



(Part of my Tweet-to-Blog-Conversion-Project - Original Tweet is here...)