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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