One of this blog's purposes is to bring you the news from Bishop's Castle - and good news it is.
The Shropshire Star reports the success of the Three Tuns Brewery:
The Three Tuns Brewery was lying empty and its home under threat of conversion into housing when John [Russell] and his business partner Bill Bainbridge stepped into save the business in 2003. Now it is set to achieve sales of £1million.
The brewery has seen the growing popularity of real ale create additional demand for its unique range of beers taken from a secret recipe book, including XXX, 1642 Bitter and Cleric’s Cure.
More than 500 pubs are now stocking the company’s cask conditioned ales, with the next stage of its expansion focusing on building its presence within the Black Country and Staffordshire.