The Drip Tray
Latte and Premium Lager not Brown Ale
- 1928 View of Community Pubs!
- Well, it's only nature...
- German flood of cheap beer
- Discerning lager drinker spotted
- Royal news
The Office of National Statistics latest revamp of the "basket"
of goods and services which makes up the Retail Price Index
has dropped Brown Ale in favour of takeaway latte coffee, reflecting changing
Also in is draught premium lager and out are fixed telephone handsets.
The Cambridge Evening News's Looking Back column on 13-Feb included this:
Can any reader shed light on this and what happened next?
The Golden Hind is the pub nearest the area mentioned (the northern edge of Chesterton) -
was that the "answer" to the problem?
Beyond this area, the Kings Hedges estate mainly developed from the late 1940s.
- From the News of February 1928
Justices turned down an application for the removal of the licence of the
Elm Tree, Orchard Street, Cambridge, to premises proposed to be erected at the
junction of Milton Road and Green End Road. The Elm Tree was redundant and not
necessary for the needs of the locality and there were over 100 people in favour
of the new site. Large numbers of houses were being erected in that area which
would be inhabited by people who would not be able to afford a wine cellar of
their own and have to go to a public house for their bottle of beer. But the
residents were people who had been taken from the slums; their incomes were
small and there was no margin for drink in their budget.
CAMRA stalwart Chris Hutt's Wizard Inns has opened its latest pub, the £1m Priory in the centre of
The Press has picked up on its innovative "twobicle" or "dubicle": a cubicle designed for two women
"so that they can continue their conversations while answering the call of nature".
From 1st January 2003 Germany introduced new charges to discourage throw-away containers.
This caused a Christmas rush by shops to sell off canned beer stocks
for a price equivalent to 6.6 litres per euro, around three pence a can.
- Reuters 21-Dec: Germany awash with cheap beer
This innovative approach
was reported in Mick Lewis' column in The Full Pint no. 19
(North London CAMRA newsletter):
"I was recently at the Brixton Academy when a 'discerning' lager
drinker was heard at the bar asking for a pint of Red Stripe with a Heineken top."
Needless to say, the editor hasn't tried
to repeat this `interesting' experiment.
But if any readers would like to, then
do please report your findings!
Note: this is entirely at your own risk, no liability will be accepted.
Carrying on a theme from the last ALE,
Prince Charles has been in the beer-related news again.
On the 25th February he visited the Grainstore Brewery in Oakham, Rutland.
It was established by his friends Tony Davis and Mike Davies
in a derelict Victorian grain store,
renovating it into a traditional tower brewhouse.
ALE Spring 2003 No. 309
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