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Old 08-09-11, 23:52   #26
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Re: Another pub closes

Originally Posted by wadey View Post
A pint of mild in 1969 was 1/10 bitter was slightly more, nobody drank lager
Sorry to correct you wadey;

Lager had been sold in Britain long before the 60s. It was brewed here as early as the 1890s, but was a very small part of the beer market. It had a reputation as a ladies' drink. When mixed with lime it was considered as an alternative shandy.
This is a nostalgic read, not a long one, on drinking habits and brewers.

The 60s and 70s Beer Guide
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