An exhibition that celebrates the history of brewing in Northampton opens at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery in October.
Whose Round is it? explores the important role brewing has played in the town; from small scale brewers in the 16th and 17th centuries to the bigger brewers who set up in Northampton in the 19th century. By the 19th century there were 60 pubs brewing their own beers and 15 larger scale breweries in the town.
Brewing still plays a major part in Northampton’s economy, with Carlsberg located in the town as well as smaller scale traditional ale brewers Frog Island Brewery and Phipps NBC and over 70 pubs.
Whose Round is it? coincides with Northampton Museum and Art Gallery’s 150th birthday and a limited edition ale called 150th IPA has been brewed by Phipps NBC to celebrate. The ale has been brewed to reflect the distinctive flavour and style of India Pale Ales which were a particular favourite with shoe factory workers when the museum was founded in 1865.
Whose Round is it? runs until 31 January next year and admission is free.