Monday, 6 December 2010

When Tennent's Brewed Stouts



A few years ago, well 15 or so, I was given some old Scottish beer labels. Writing about Belhaven the other day made me nostalgic for a quick look at them. These caught my eye.

I'm guessing they are early sixties. Anybody know?

7 comments:

Barm said...

I'd guess they are older than that. Wasn't the name Milk Stout outlawed around the time of the Second World War? They could be export labels for markets where the term was still legal, though. OK, I don't know.

Tandleman said...

Judging by the feel of the paper, it may have been export stuff, not 40's or 50's. Not sure though.

Phil said...

Barm - I'm sure I remember Mackeson's milk stout being on sale, so if the name has been outlawed it can't have been before the 1970s.

Barm said...

Hmm. Did it actually say Milk Stout on the label?

Ron Pattinson said...

There were still beers called Milk Stout in the 1960's.

I just happen to have an analysis of Tennent's Milk Stout from 1964:

OG 1061.8
FG 1023
ABV 4.85%

Barm said...

Where's Beer Nut and his on-line 200 years of legislation when you need him?

Barm said...

Mackeson had removed the word "Milk" by the early 1950s, have a look at Taverntrove.com for labels. The dates Tavern Trove gives are not always to be taken as gospel though. I'm starting to suspect it was never actually outlawed though.