A change from the yellow liquid labels. Paines got into the idea of Celebration Ales before most brewers. England did so much better in 1982. Unbeaten in the first two rounds. Sadly the end result was no different from this year. Early elimination. As someone pointed put, the team will be home before their postcards.
A number of labels from breweries in Kent have been added as we promised earlier. I am still waiting for an example from Sharp & Winch of Cranbrook, New Northfleet Brewery and Leney’s Wateringbury Brewery to name just a few.
Another set of images sent in by Steve B. This pair of labels from George Beer & Rigden of Faversham, which are not too challenging to see, and a bunch of other labels from breweries in Kent. These will go up in the next few hours and include lovely examples from the West Kent Brewery and George Beer from Steve and also Jude, Hanbury & Co of both Wateringbury and Canterbury courtesy of Mike J. I am very envious.
Last one for today. I really believe you can only tell these apart if you have both in front of you at the same time. Two Brown Stout labels from the Anchor Brewery, Horselydown.
Sorry to keep on about the size of labels, but there was positive feedback at the AGM last weekend. So here are three labels from Evan Evans Bevan of the Vale of Neath Brewery. Not an uncommon label, but have you got all three? Sizes are 89mm, 85mm and 73mm. And another question. Is there a small version with ‘trade mark’ under the monogram?
A joint celebration! We are one year old and it kicks off. Another sparkling label from a bottle containing that flavoursome amber nectar. This time the 970cc variation from AB Argentina for France ’98. Don’t you just love it?
Labels from Walker & Homfrays Woodside Brewery have been added to our featured brewery section. Follow England > North West > Walker & Homfrays.
Very grateful to Geoff for the additional images of labels from J J Young & Sons of Portsmouth. We have also played about with the order. Can you see why??
The first news of the day is to report a slight change to the Gallery section of our website. We are going to feature labels from one county at a time for a limited period and we start with Kent. Many of you will think you know why. And you are wrong. It is because Steve B sent me the beautiful images of labels from Arkcolls of Chatham, C N Kidd of Dartford, Leney of Dover, Phillips of West Malling and Woodhams of Rochester. How I wish they were in my collection. You can see them all, together with a number of others from Kent brewers in the Gallery section now.
Two labels from Fremlin of the Medway Brewery, Maidstone. It is a taster for something new to celebrate our first birthday. Wait till tomorrow.