On Tuesday, I travelled up by train and pitched up at the brewery at noon. The plant is housed in a bright and spacious 1950s industrial unit. After a few beers from casks on stillage, Richard wisely chose not to tap a kilderkin of Mammon (a 7% abv old ale), and invited us on a pub crawl instead. It was a long day, one of those where you stop counting the pints in order to preserve some semblance of mental (if not physical) health. While we drank, I learned a lot more about the man and the brewery.
- Milton Brewery is online here, and Individual Pubs Company is here.
- You can read Michael Jackson's own account of that dinner in Oxford here.
- I first met Richard at The Pembury Tavern last year - here's an account.
- During our Cambridge pub crawl we visited The Green Dragon (5 Water Street, CB4 1NZ, map), The Fort St. George (Midsummer Common, CB4 1HA, map), The St Radegund (129 King Street, CB1 1LD, map, my review) and The Cambridge Blue (85-87 Gwydir Street, CB1 2LG, map). All are recommended, the first two for their riverside locations and historic interiors, the others for their great real ales from microbreweries. The picture above shows myself and Richard at the bar in the Radegund, his regular haunt.