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Historic beers return to the brewery

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

Linda and Adrian Crockett with old Adnams bottlesA huge thank you to Linda and Adrian Crockett for donating their collection of Adnams beers to the Adnams archives and museum. Linda and Adrian started their collection of Adnams beers in 1977 by purchasing some bottles of 'Royal Ale' from The Five Bells at Wrentham. Royal Ale was brewed in 1977 to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Silver Jubilee, and the year also marked Linda and Adrian's wedding. The Crockett's collection also includes several bottles of Rail Ale from 1979, a very limited brew of Centenary Ale made to commemorate 100 years of Lowestoft & Yarmouth Rugby Club (1879 - 1979) and Prince's Ale, brewed in 1981 to celebrated the Royal Wedding. All are in perfect condition. The beers have survived several moves and have been stored in various lofts and garages, as well as an extended 'holiday' at Adrian's sister's house for around 20 years! It's wonderful to have them back at the brewery and a very big thank you to Linda and Adrian for bringing them back home. If you have any historical items from Adnams that you'd be happy to donate to the brewery archives, we'd love to hear from you. Historical Adnams beers donated by Linda and Adrian Crockett  


Sarah Groves