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The Guardian - United Kingdom | 04/04/2008

Britain could loose a piece of its draft history

"Great brewing nations celebrate the contribution beer has made to their development as civilised societies with dedicated museums. ... But Britain stands to lose its sole major brewery museum in June when Coors closes its visitor centre in Burton-on-Trent," laments beer critic Roger Potz. "It began life more than 20 years ago as the Bass Museum, but Bass sold its breweries in 2000 to Coors, a giant US brewer... . The small town of Burton heaved with breweries and their armies of workers. The brewers developed their own private railways to feed into the new national network. When St Pancras station was built in London in the 1860s, its cellars were designed to take great wooden hogsheads of Burton ale. All this history is brilliantly depicted in the Burton museum and shows how beer and brewing are part of the warp and weft of British society. The museum and the history it encapsulates must not be allowed to fall to the Coors axe."

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