Monday, 12 October 2009

Middleton's Other Brewery

After dropping Eileen off at the station this morning, I arrived home just after seven on a glorious morning. The air was fairly still, but I got a distinct whiff of Middleton's other commercial brewery - the one that isn't Lees. Anyone know its name?

As usual in any competition I run, there will be no prizes whatever, but I'll be impressed with you. Isn't that enough?  Oh and I'm excluding Tyson from this. He probably knows what it is.

20 comments:

Tyson said...

Spoilsport

RedNev said...

I'd have thought Phoenix in Heywood was the nearest after Lees itself ~ obviously wrong.

Tandleman said...

Need to think a bit more out of the box RedNev.

RedNev said...

I've been scouring the internet, but without success ~ I give up. Unless you've set up a brewery in your garage?

Curmudgeon said...

Does the pickle factory on Greengate incorporate a vinegar brewery?

Tandleman said...

Pandora Pickles? No it doesn't, but you are getting warm.

NAM said...

Sarson's? Unless there's a soy sauce brewery in Middleton's world-famous Chinatown...

Tandleman said...

Give that man a coconut or a bag of chips. Sarson's it is. And they actually brew it.

RedNev said...

Infuriating ~ but fun.

MicMac said...

The other day I was idling about googling former brewing colleagues & friends. I found out that a former Firkin brewer I once knew is now making the sort of stuff he did a very good job of not making at his brewpub (he also was an occasional poster-upper on usenet's uk.food+drink.real-ale)

Wurst/Whorst- Brewing Arts Instructor, CEO APRK said...

My guess was going to be Lea & Perrins, but that's down Prescotti's way.

Tyson said...

Of course the stories that they are one and the same are completely untrue...

Tandleman said...

Was waiting for the first person to say this....

NAM said...

I was thrown by the vinegar clue until I realised that Nangreaves isn't a suburb of Heywood.

Eddie said...

Without being sarcastic, I must say I've had more pleasure from Sarson's than the other Middleton brewery. Like Colman's is for mustard, Sarson's is THE number one example of its type. Well done Middleton!

Tandleman said...

Ah well. At least you get something you like from Miggy!

web designer said...

God wanted us to be happy and that's why he made beer. I won't be able to live on any other planet because only earth has beer.

Tandleman said...

Were you thinking of living on another planet then?

Captain Jack said...

All this talk of bad this Lees stuff is makes me want to try it just to see if it really is that shit.

Tandleman said...

The bitter can be variable, but the Dark is superb and the Coronation St pretty good too.

When on form the bitter is very drinkable, though maybe not too everyone's taste - eg Tyson.