The Pub History Society
The brewers and breweries of Linlithgowshire, by Forbes Gibb
The brewers and breweries of Linlithgowshire, by Forbes Gibb. 2010. 36p., illustrated.
ISBN 9780956028822 (Pbk.)
£6 (plus £1.50 UK p&p)
Scotland has a long and successful history of brewing beer using its high quality barley and abundant water. Lomax Press is proud to celebrate this tradition through the publication of a series of books which will list and describe the brewers and breweries of Scotland, county by county.
The Brewers and Breweries of Linlithgowshire is the second in this series and it is hoped that the reader will be inspired to track down what remains of the historic brewing industry in Scotland, and to sample responsibly the products of the growing number of innovative microbreweries which have been founded over recent years.
In this book you will discover why Charles Robb was imprisoned, be horrified by the iniquitous two-penny tax on beer, and learn about the fire that destroyed the former Chapel Lane Brewery in Bathgate.
The book should appeal to anyone with an interest in beer and its production, and brings together information and illustrations about breweries across the county, from Bo’ness to South Queensferry.
Brewery historians will find information on brewers, breweries and their beers from 1655 to the present day, and pictures and locations of brewery buildings.
Family historians will find entries for over 100 brewers and their relations, from Addison to Younger.
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