Friday, July 04, 2014

Northampton: A tale of two breweries

The final furlongs of the Northampton Arm are dominated by the Carlsberg Brewery. This is industry on the heroic scale, which is now unusual so near a town centre, but it produces nothing more than gassy lager.

On the way back into town you come across the Albion Brewery, where the historic local name of Phipps NBC has been revived.

Later. Thanks to Gillian Darley for sending me a link to her photograph of the remarkable Italianate warehouse that was demolished to build the Carlsberg plant.

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