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The Brewery History Society: Books

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A CENTURY OF BRITISH BREWERS - PLUS PLUS: 1890 to 2012

A4 Paperback: published 2012
The main source document for all brewery historians. Covering the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

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LONDON BREWED: A historical directory of the commercial brewers of London from circa 1650.

Author: Mike Brown

A4 Paperback; published 2015
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London Brewed

KENTISH BREWERS AND THE BREWERS OF KENT: A Historical Directory of Kent Brewers

Author: Peter Moynihan

Awaiting re-print.


A4 Paperback; published 2011
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BREWED IN NORTHANTS - A Directory of Northamptonshire Brewers 1450 - 2010 (including the Soke of Peterborough)

Second Edition
Authors: Mike Brown with Brian Willmott


A4 Paperback; published 2010
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Northamptonshire Brewers

ABC: A BREWERS' COMPENDIUM - A Directory of Buckinghamshire Brewers

Author: Mike Brown
ISBN 1 873966 15 6

A4 Paperback: published 2007
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Buckinghamshire Brewers

PERFECTLY PURE - A Directory of Somerset Brewers excluding old North Somerset

Author: Mary Miles
ISBN 1 873966 14 8

A4 Paperback: published 2007
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Somerset Brewers

OXON BREWS - Commercial Brewing in Oxfordshire

Author: Mike Brown
ISBN 1 873966 12 1

A4 Paperback: published 2004
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Oxfordshire Brewers

THE BREWERS AND BREWERIES OF NORTH-EASTERN ENGLAND: A Historical Guide

Author: Brian Bennison
ISBN 1 873966 08 3

A4 Paperback: published 2004
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North-East England Brewers

TIGER TALES AND ALES - A Directory of Leicestershire Brewers (including Rutland) 1400-1999

Author: Mike Brown
ISBN 1 873966 07 5

A4 Paperback: published 1999
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SOUTH YORKSHIRE STINGO - A Directory of South Yorkshire Brewers 1758 - 1995

Author: David Lloyd Parry
ISBN 1 873966 05 9

A4 Paperback: published 1997
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FRIEDRICH'S NEW GAZETTEER

There is one volume available:
Durham
A5 Paperback

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The Stone Trough Brewery

Author: P W Robinson
First published 1990 - reprinted 1997
A5 booklet, 23 pages
This booklet documents the history of this Yorkshire brewery.

The Emergence of the Common Brewer in the Halifax District

Author: P W Robinson
First published 1982 - reprinted 1998
A5 booklet, 44 pages
A reprint of a 1982 edition. A very useful local survey of over 50 common brewers in the Halifax area and a discussion of their evolution, acquisition of pubs and eventual demise.

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JUSTLY CELEBRATED ALES: A Directory of Norfolk Brewers 1850 - 1990

Author: Andrew Davison
ISBN 1 873966 01 6

A4 Paperback: published 1991

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Norfolk Brewers

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WESTERHAM ALES: A Brief History of the Black Eagle Brewery, Westerham
Authors: Peter Moynihan and Ken Goodly
ISBN 1 873966 00 8

A4 Paperback, 50 pages
The history of Bushell, Watkins & Smith, Brewers, Westerham; Kent.

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ESSEX BREWERS, and the Malting and Hop Industries of the County
Author: Ian P Peaty

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