Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Wadworth, the Devizes Home of 6X Beer.

Wadworth's Northgate Brewery has been run by the same family since 1875, and the imposing Victorian building stands  on, what is affectionately known as, "Brewery Corner."  It is possible to tour the brewery, and see the gravity fed brewing process (the equipment is made in Germany,) visit the sign writing and painting  studio and stroke the Shirehorses that deliver the beer barrels by wagon and dray to the Devizes pubs.   The sign here shows the beers that are brewed daily, and at Christmas or for other special occasions, a special beer is brewed.  The Kennet & Avon Canal was officially opened on the 28th December 1810,  and Wadworth brewed a special beer to mark the 200 year anniversary.   This beer was transported  by barge to the "Bridge Inn" at Horton to mark the celebration.  Their most famous beer is "6X" not my favourite I might add, I much prefer "Bishop's Tipple."  A full history of the brewery can be read at:  http://www.wadworth.co.uk/  click History, Shires and Visitor Centre for an interesting read.

This year a beer was produced from an original recipe to celebrate 125 years of brewing in Devizes.   Long may it last!   (I like drinking beer, either English or German goes down well!)

"Brewery Corner" in Devizes.
In the Sign Painting Studio.

Visitors to the Brewery from left: Anne, Margaret, Elaine, Vicki and Carol.

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