Wednesday, 27 December 2006

Beer Mecca

Well not quite but Burton on Trent is important in the history of Brewing. The Birth Place of IPA, Burton came to dominate the trade, and at its height one quarter of all beer sold in Britain was produced here. Although over 30 breweries were recorded in 1880, a process of mergers and buy-outs resulted in three main breweries remaining by 1980: Bass, Ind Coopes and Marstons. Today, only Burton Bridge brewery remains as an independent brewer.