Wednesday 20 October 2010

The Heart Sinks

After reading Martyn Cornell's lovely ranty post about Mark Hunter, boss of MolsonCoors in the UK I innocently followed a link to a page within the corporate behemoth's website.

Reading down the timeline we see such loveliness as:

  • 1744: William Worthington starts brewing in Burton-on-Trent, UK.
  • 1900: There are more than 32 breweries in Burton, including 87 miles of private brewery track and 36 level crossings in town.

What marvelous moments in Britain's beer heritage!

But wait – what about 2009?
  • 2009: Coors Brewers Limited changes its company name to Molson Coors Brewing Company (UK) Limited.

1 comment:

Martyn Cornell said...

The Worthington "fact" is wrong anyway: William began working as a cooper in Burton in 1744, when he was 21, and only bought his first brewery in 1760.