James Eadie’s Trade Mark X Whisky

“A Wee Drappie” “I am the great-great grandson of James Eadie on my Mother’s side,” says Rupert Patrick. “My grandfather Jim Eadie, was the last Eadie to be directly employed by the business. He retired as Chairman shortly after the Second World War.” Rupert has vast experience in the whisky trade: “I started my career […]

New logo

Welcome to the new blog logo; I wanted something that looked familiar but wasn’t close enough to a copyrighted image. I had the original idea to make a pastiche of the Bass logo and it was made real by an old uni friend Helen. I then started to get worried, what if it was too […]

The Away Fan’s Guide to Real Ale in Burton upon Trent (Part Two)

Burton upon Trent was once the Brewing Capital of the World, producing more beer than London. Since 1708 there have been over 100 breweries in the town, although now this number stands at eight; Marston’s, Coors, Burton Bridge, Tower, Old Cottage, Heritage Brewing Company, Burton Town and Gates. The town has a surprisingly high number […]

The Away Fan’s Guide to Real Ale in Burton upon Trent (Part One)

Burton upon Trent was once the Brewing Capital of the World, producing more beer than London. Since 1708 there have been over 100 breweries in the town, although now this number stands at eight; Marston’s, Coors, Burton Bridge, Tower, Old Cottage, Heritage Brewing Company, Burton Town and Gates. The town has a surprisingly high number […]

Beer Nouveau & Barley Wine

Sited under the railway arches on North Western Street in Manchester, Beer Nouveau’s The Temperance Brewery may not be the obvious choice for a feature on Burton upon Trent obsessed blog The Beertonian, but there is a very important connection which will become apparent later … “I started homebrewing when I was fourteen and I’m […]

Marston’s Home Brew Club

I remember home brewing from when I was a young lad, one of my “uncles” (he was a friend of the family, so became a bonus uncle) used to knock up his own beer in the shed. There seemed to be just two measurements of quality: firstly how quickly it got you pissed and secondly […]

Auction Watch: Nunneley’s ceramic plaque

Not that much is known about Nunneley’s brewery; it was founded at 21 Bridge Street, Burton upon Trent, c.1835 probably by Thomas Newton, by 1843 the business was being run by Joseph Nunneley who rebuilt the brewery on the same site and added a townhouse which still stands today. The company was floated on the […]

The Dog celebrates with Wild Weather

This coming weekend marks the third anniversary of the reopening of The Dog on Lichfield Street. The pub won Burton & South Derbyshire CAMRA Pub of the Year in both 2017 and 2018 are holding a birthday beer festival which runs from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 May, where drinkers can sample 35 real ales, […]

Beer is good for you!

Interesting early examples of Burton beer advertising, obviously from a very different time when beer was marketed as having a positive effect on you, note the use of the words “tonic” and “health”! Images taken from Martyn Cornell’s blog Zythophile. To read the original article please click here. Sorry again Martyn! So what IS the […]

CAMRA’s Ash Corbett-Collins in conversation

Ash Corbett-Collins will be a familiar face to anyone connected to the Burton branch of CAMRA and he is about to become known at a national level too after this election to the CAMRA National Executive at last month’s AGM. Ash is proudly Burtonian and aside for a few years at university he lived in […]