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12 years 2 months ago #127

Oh, by the way, OSI tried to digitise some features on the maps, so if you click the "historic layers" link on the right while the Historic B&W maps are turned on, you'll get the chance to turn on a brewery layer. They do not have them all, as I found many during the map search last year (same maps, but sourced from DoEHLG).

As it happens, I worked for the company that built that mapping application <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->

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12 years 2 months ago #128

One reason this project is worthwhile is that it allows to get extra annoyed with stories like this[/url:34z3v666]:
[quote:34z3v666]The Dundalk brewery is Diageo’s second-largest brewery after St James’s Gate and brewing there dates back to the late 1950s.[/quote:34z3v666]

The 1950s is when Diageo's predecessors got involved. The brewery operated independently from 1897 to 1953.

An "independent brewery"? I never heard of such a thing! <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->

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12 years 2 weeks ago #129

Presenting the project's first actual statistical data on a dead Irish brewery's beer. Ron dug this up[/url:3l3bzyik] in an 1872 Dictionary of chemistry:

Perry's Ale, 1870, had an OG of 1045.8 and an FG of 1006.48 -- 5.13% ABV. Not terribly exciting, or different to what every other ale brewer in the UK was turning out, but it's a start. Perry's was in Rathdowney, Co. Laois.

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12 years 2 weeks ago #130

That F.G is around what ron has posted for some London brewer of the time.

Not extract to much from it but it might suggest they where keeping up with the English counterparts

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12 years 2 weeks ago #131

And the numbers are pretty similar to the Scottish ale in the same table. I'd say everyone was making the same beers, which you'd expect in an age before brand loyalty had really taken a firm hold.

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11 years 11 months ago #132

This link might be of interest .

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Murphy's brewery archives available online .


( Just looked there and it's the index , thus it may be useful for someone intending to visit the archives in identifying what they're interested in , in advance )

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