The last brew at the old Seven Bridges Brewery buildings on Bridge Street may have been in June 1980.

But in 1979 a special commemorative ale was brewed and issued in a small case to every employee and many other followers. These still turn up from time to time in near pristine condition some 40 years later – which underlines the reverence in which they were held by those lucky enough to receive one!  If of interest – I have a spare carton [part full] I am willing to sell.

Not everybody was so reverential! My son held a typically rowdy teenage party in about 2003. Running short of beer, they spotted a case of this on display above a high rafter – and dank the lot!  The beer was clearly still good as nobody seemed unduly sick next day!

1979-Ale-Case-last-brew

The site was then finally demolished to make way for what is now the Oracle shopping centre. This plaque, originally from the offices, was salvaged from the debris.

Plaque