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A Blast from the Past – LOTY 2013

Back in the 2013 LOTY competition, we received an entry of a Cupids Ale label & at the time many collectors asked the question.

‘Who brewed this, where do I include it in my collection’

Well, thanks to one of our intrepid label hounds, we can now report that it was almost certainly brewed by RCH Brewery of West Hewish, near Weston-super-Mare.

And before you ask, no we don’t have an image to hand, but if someone does, let us have a scan & we will be happy to retro fit into this post.

Brighton & Hove Wine Company Ltd

One of our very keen (e)Bay watchers has advised that a label from the above company sold on the well known internet auction site for over £100.And he wonders if this is a record for this particular type of label, namely a bottler of beers, rather than a brewer.

I am not sure what the current record for a single brewery label is either. Last I heard it was over £1000, but I am sure several of our regulars will be able to give us an update on this & perhaps even provide a scan of the label in question.

As you know we try not to miss the opportunity of bringing you images of labels you may not have seen before, so here are three labels from Brighton & Hove Wine Company Ltd.

        

Our thanks to he that ‘watcheth’ the auction sites & to Eric for the scans of what I think are truly stunning labels. I look forward to seeing your comments

AGM 10th June @ Fullers Update

No, your eyes do not deceive you. Our AGM this year is very kindly being hosted by Fullers.

The date is 10th June & the meeting starts 13.00 in the Main Conference Room.

For anyone who doesn’t know the location please see below for the full details.

Fuller’s Griffin Brewery, Chiswick Lane South, London, W4 2QB. The timetable for the event is below.

** 11.30 – Committee Meeting **

** 12.30 – AGM starts **

** 13.45 – Auction of Des Clarke Labels **

** 14.30 to 15.30 – Brewery Tour (concentrating on the history) **

** 15.30 – Buffet in the Mawson Arms (on site) **

Beer, Soft Drinks and the Buffet at the Mawson Arms are being provided courtesy of Fuller’s.

Those who would prefer not to do the tour are of course welcome to go to the Mawson Arms instead once the AGM is over.

We must thank Eric for making this return visit to such an excellent venue, a reality.

Hopefully we will see a good number of you there on the day!

Spring Meeting in Peterborough, April 22nd

We are pleased to announce that we are returning to The Brewery Tap, 80, Westgate, Peterborough, PE1 2AA for our Spring Members meeting & our pre-AGM committee meeting. This is a great venue just a short stroll from Peterborough train station. If you missed it last year and to be fair most of you did indeed miss it, you now have another chance to visit an interesting pub serving Oakham Ales & excellent Thai food. Even our webmaster, Peter, who is a bit of a curry connoisseur, thought the food was excellent!

So why not come along & meet up with the collectors, you haven’t seen for a while, swop some labels & tales of acquisitions or perhaps near misses. Of course there will also be another auction of labels from the collection of the dearly departed, Des Clarke. These auctions are always interesting & of course, give you the chance to add to you collection, often much more cheaply that you might imagine. We will publish some images of the labels up for grabs nearer the time & these will include those that were prevented from being sold at the London meeting, due to their kidnap by gremlins.

So, put the date in your diary, right now & we look forward to seeing you all.

Society AGM at Fuller’s Griffin Brewery

No, your eyes do not deceive you. Our AGM this year is very kindly being hosted by Fullers.

The date is 10th June & the meeting starts 13.00 in the Main Conference Room.

For anyone who doesn’t know the location please see below for the full details.

Fuller’s Griffin Brewery, Chiswick Lane South, London, W4 2QB. The timetable for the event is below.

** 12 noon – Committee Meeting **

** 1pm – AGM starts **

** 2.30 to 3.30pm – Brewery Tour (concentrating on the history) **

** 3.30pm – Buffet in the Mawson Arms (on site) **

Beer, Soft Drinks and the Buffet at the Mawson Arms are being provided courtesy of Fuller’s.

Those who would prefer not to do the tour are of course welcome to go to the Mawson Arms instead once the AGM is over.

We must thank Eric in making this return visit to an excellent venue, a possibility.

Hopefully we will see a good number of you there on the day!

London Meeting 28th January

Just a quick reminder that the London meeting is on Saturday 28th January at The Royal Oak, 44, Tabard Street, Borough, London, SE1 4JU.

As usual we kick off at around 12.00 and there will be another auction of labels from the late Des Clarke’s collection.

Some images of these will appear in this blog over the next couple of days. There are of course Harvey’s ales to enjoy, along with excellent food.

As is normal for our January meeting, it is a joint meeting with the guys from ABBC. So why not join us, for what is always a well attended meeting.

If you are early, have a wander around Borough Market, there are a couple of bottle shops, which will no doubt be difficult to resist!

We look forward to catching up with everyone, so we will see you in London.