An oversight at the Meux Brewery Company causes the 1814 London Beer Flood

An oversight at the Meux Brewery Company causes the 1814 London Beer Flood

The London Beer Flood occurred on 17 October 1814 at the Meux and Company Brewery in London’s Tottenham Court Road. A huge vat that contained over 600,000 litres of beer ruptured, causing other vats in the building to explode in a domino effect. Almost 1.5 million litres of beer gushed into the streets, creating a…

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New Zealand’s beer drinkers face mass starvation due to national crisp shortage

New Zealand’s beer drinkers face mass starvation due to national crisp shortage

  New Zealand’s beer drinkers face mass starvation as a result of the crisp shortage known as the “Chipocalypse”.   Up to a third of the country’s potato crop has been destroyed by persistent wet weather, meaning the majority of the islands’ hardened beer drinkers face the prospect of having to go home to eat…

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Carling admits it probably makes the worst lager in the world for getting drunk

Carling admits it probably makes the worst lager in the world for getting drunk

  Carling admits that at 3.7%, its lager is probably the worst in the world for people that like to get drunk.   Carling has been brewed at 3.7% since 2012 which has led experts to accuse the company of causing a whole host of social problems such as a lack of Friday night town…

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