The next FoHB social will be held at AJ’s Brewery Tap in Long Acre St. Walsall, on Monday 9th October, starting at 7.30pm (entry from the car-
On Saturday 29th July the Friends took a coach trip to Halifax to see the Cloth Hall, and have a pub crawl of the once prosperous wool town. The coach was full and we made £97 on the raffle, and the weather stayed kind as we sampled the local beers starting at the ‘Tree Pigeons’, a fine art-
The next FoHB trip will be to Liverpool on Saturday 28th October, £16 a head for Premier Coach there and back. Those interested contact me or Dan.
Merchandise: We have recently come into possession of some old Highgate Dark Ale badges from when the brewery was promoting the Mild as ‘Dark Ale’. Only a few left £3 each or 2 for a Fiver.
Crisps Maltings sold: Canada’s largest grain wholesaler Richardson has bought Crisp Maltings for an undisclosed sum. Crisp has 5 UK plants, at Great Ryborough in Norfolk (the largest), Ditchingham in Suffolk, Mistley in Essex with Portgordon and Alloa in Scotland. With their recent acquisitions in Poland and Germany they now have a total capability of 440,000 tons.
Carlsberg sold London Fields: C-
Carlsberg to sell Ringwood: Carlsberg Marstons has put its Ringwood operation up for sale, along with the Razorback, Old Thumper, Boondoggle and Fortyniner brands. Development of the site was said to be difficult as it’s in a residential area. The brewery was founded in 1978 by Pater Austin and moved to its current site in