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It is 6 weeks since the last significant order was received for Scottish Labels. In that time the page has been viewed over 50 times, so if you are a member of the Society and wish to order, now is the time. We will take the current set of images down in the next week or so and replace with another set of Scottish labels for sale. The labels currently for sale will then be offered to all through our eBay listings.

Labels have been added to the site from Phillips & Sons of the Dock Road Brewery in Newport. You can find them HERE.

Finally the frustration of access to the members forum will be no more, it is time to remove it from the menu bar.

The 14th January blog post of The Home Brewery Jersey has been updated. My extensive research didn’t include the one publication which would have explained everything. A History of Jersey Breweries by Keith Osborne

The Redruth Brewery Co. was taken over by J.A. Devenish of Weymouth in 1934 and officially the name was changed to Devenish Redruth Brewery Co. Ltd. However, on many of their labels, both the Devenish name and the Redruth Brewery Co., was used. I believe that Green Top was originally brewed at Redruth and after 1934, brewed at both sites. It must have been a popular brew, because it was continued after the 1960 merger with Groves & Sons, which was next door to the Devenish Brewery.

10oz Pure Dairy Milk #17

Closely following the original label design from Mackeson, this label from the Home Brewery in Jersey will probably be unfamiliar to many of our followers and members. Apparently bottled by Kine’s Brewery, but the label does not state brewed and bottled, which was very common at that time. Kine’s Brewery Co Ltd was registered in 1909, failed in 1912 and was reconstituted as Kine’s Brewery (1912) Ltd. and was then known as The Home Brewery, presumably to hark back to the past and also to point to the future. Sadly it didn’t last.

10oz Pure Dairy Milk #16

Another label that is completely new to me, and it has an appropriately coloured border. As well as these 10oz Pure diary milk posts, Keith’s booklet on Milk Stout has enabled us to add labels to a number of featured breweries. So Milk Stout labels have been added to:

E. Mason of Maidstone which are HERE

Vaux of Sunderland which you can find HERE and which await dating.

Lloyd & Yorath which are HERE and which have been updated by giving approximate dates and including labels from the 1946 name change to Lloyds (Newport)

McMullen of Hertford which you can find HERE

Daniell and Son of West Bergholt and Colchester which are HERE

Site Update

Keith’s booklet on Milk Stout has enabled us to add labels to a number of featured breweries. So Milk Stout labels have been added to:

E. Mason of Maidstone which are HERE

Vaux of Sunderland which you can find HERE and which await dating.

Lloyd & Yorath which are HERE and which have been updated by giving approximate dates and including labels from the 1946 name change to Lloyds (Newport)

McMullen of Hertford which you can find HERE

Daniell and Son of West Bergholt and Colchester which are HERE

10oz Pure Dairy Milk #15

Thanks go to Keith, who has written a fascinating booklet on the history of Milk Stout; we are now able to add additional labels to this blog theme. Currently we are limiting posts to labels which feature 10oz of Pure Dairy Milk as an ingredient. This label from the Ashton Gate Brewery in Bristol is likely to date from about 1911 and the use of the recipe and label wording was licensed by Mackeson of Hythe.

James Calder of Alloa; more of the herd

So you’ve asked to see more of the Calder herd of cows; so here are three more, including one of the bulls, which of course, is used to illustrate the Scotch Stout. Maybe because it couldn’t produce the necessary ingredient for Milk Stout. Many thanks to Nick who sent in images and may have spawned a series.

The Milk Stout design trade mark was registered in 1933, when Calder’s beers were brewed by Archibald Arrol & Sons, who brewed close by. A number of different cows were used as models, here are three of them.

Advent Calendar Day 24

I just thought I would share what I found in my Advent Calendar today. This year’s beer advent calendar has been the best I have ever had. Not cheap, but well worth the money.

It’s not often you get four labels in a spot the difference, it must be Christmas. Or what passes for Christmas 2020. Little changes in design are always interesting for the collector; these 4 from the Hull Brewery Co were probably introduced within the space of three years.