The brewing heritage of Burton upon Trent is one that goes back centuries and is deeply ingrained in our town’s identity. Known as the “Beer Capital of Britain,” Burton has been synonymous with brewing since the Middle Ages. Its unique water source, rich in minerals such as gypsum and calcium sulfate, creates the ideal conditions for brewing beer, particularly pale ales. This “Burtonisation” process imparts a distinct flavour profile to the beer, making it highly sought after by breweries around the world.
Throughout its history, Burton upon Trent has been home to numerous breweries, both large and small. The 19th century saw a boom in the town’s brewing industry, with the likes of Bass, Worthington, and Marston’s becoming household names. The iconic Bass red triangle became the first registered trademark in the UK, reflecting the company’s significant role in the beer industry.
Today, while the number of breweries may have dwindled, Burton’s brewing legacy continues with the presence of companies such as Molson Coors and Marston’s, as well as a growing number of craft breweries and beer festivals celebrating the town’s storied past.
Brewery Tours and Tastings
Remember to Keep it Age-Friendly
People of all ages can enjoy brewery tours and tastings, but it’s important to consider age-friendly aspects for older adults. Here are some things to keep in mind:
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