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Cask Labels #35; St Austell Brewery

It is always difficult to know what the members of the Society want from this blog theme.And even harder to know what would be interesting to the casual browser. Scarce labels seem to be popular, whether from relatively unknown breweries or the well-established. I guess today’s offering comes in the latter category, but also raises a few questions. The St. Austell Brewery Co. Ltd was registered in 1934 to merge Walter Hicks & Co Ltd of the St Austell Brewery and Christopher Ellis & Son Ltd of Hayle. However, this label would appear to be much earlier than the 1930s, so is it Pre- Walter Hicks or is it just stating the name of the brewery, without the company name?

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