Archive for January 7th, 2009
Despondent Tolkien fans forced to wait until at least 2010 for the release of the film version of The Hobbit will be cheered by the news that the author’s previously unpublished retelling of a Norse legend also adapted by Wagner to create the Ring cycle is to be published for the first time this May.
The Stag Brewery, London’s biggest beer production facility, dates back to the amalgamation of two smaller breweries in 1811, although beer has been made in the area since the 15th century, when the local monastery had a brewhouse.
Brewery mergers have resulted in numerous changes of ownership over the past two centuries, until it became the main production site for Watney’s pale ales and bitters. According to the brewing blog The Zythophile, at its peak in the 1960s it had more than 1,400 employees.