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 […]

Burton Bridge Beer & Cider List

The beer and cider list have just been released for next weekend’s Beer Festival with Bangers that runs at Burton Bridge Inn from Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 May. Don’t forget that there will also be wooden barrel aged and dry-hopped Old Expensive and Stairway To Heaven on sale, but supplies are very limited!   […]

Burton Bridge Damson Porter!

Burton Bridge Damson Porter is now available in bottles, loving the foil. Currently in stock at Brews Of The World. @Bridge_Brewer     @BOTW_Burton

Fancy brewing at Marston’s?

I am safe in saying that that every reader of The Beertonian has drunk real ale; but have you ever gone as far as brewing it? Drinking beer is one thing, but to be involved in the actual production is altogether different. Without sounding dramatic, it is an almost spiritual experience; lugging the sacks of […]

Happy second birthday to The Last Heretic

  This weekend marks the second anniversary since the opening of The Last Heretic on Station Street. They are celebrating in style with a beer festival which runs from Thursday to Monday. “We have a range of beers, strong to pale, to fruit beers,” explains landlord Pete Spittles. “If the weather stays good, we will […]