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Clocks, Pubs and Time Travel

Here is an interesting piece of trivia – and it’s nothing to do with beer tap installation or anything similar! Did you know that many pubs had clocks which were deliberately set 10 or 15 minutes fast? Drinking up time The law and practices varied a little depending on where you were in Australia but the basic principles here were copied from the UK way back. The problem was, as we have said in another blog, after 1916 pubs were...

Top Things to Avoid if you’d Like to Keep your Bar’s Clientele

There is plenty of advice out there relating to things you can do to make your bar or club more attractive to your customers. That’s all well and good – but let’s get down to brass tacks. There are also quite a few things you can do to put your customers off! So here are just a few of our top tips of things you should avoid like the plague if you want your business to continue to thrive. Don’t...

Beer – The Only Healthy Option

Now don’t worry, we’re not going to try and convince you here that beer can either make you look years younger than you are or that it offers the secret to immortality! We thought though we’d just like to say a few words about a little-known fact relating to beer and beer dispensing systems (essentially barrels and jugs) in the distant past. Back in medieval and early modern Europe, by and large, the water supplies in the bigger cities and...

Do you Know the Difference Between “Ale” and “Beer”?

Maybe you think that “ales” are those warm liquids drunk by Poms! If that’s the level of your understanding – then read on! Ales Ales are one of several different types of beer rather than the other way around. They’re amongst the oldest alcoholic beverages known to humankind and they may even by the first such beverage ever brewed. There’s always a slight risk of generalisation but ales are usually dark, fruity in taste (sometimes strong in taste too) and...

French Drinking Customs

From time to time, it’s interesting to consider how drinking customs may vary from one country to another. Let’s have a look below at some aspects of that in France. The bar In Britain, the world began with pubs. Their culture was pretty much transferred to Australia, meaning that for a long time, pubs were a place that mainly men went for a few drinks. By contrast, in much of France the street corner bar was always part of the...

When Did Pulled (Draught) Beer Appear?

This is another of our little diversions into the history and the eccentricities of beer. This covers the origin of draught beer but be warned, historians don’t always agree on who did what and when! So, this is our reading of lots of different views and an attempt to pull them together. It’s the English Historically, beer played a huge part in the lives of just about everyone in society. Nowhere was that truer than in “Ye Olde England” (which...

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Fruit Beers – What Do You Think?

While it’s true that many serious beer lovers and connoisseurs of beer dispensing systems will clutch their sides with laughter when the term “fruit beer” is mentioned, in fact, it’s a subject that’s worth taking seriously. Origin Nobody can really say where fruit beers came from or how long they have been around. They are most traditionally associated with Belgium and they have a verifiable history going back into the 18th century. In all probability, they predate that by a...