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13 May 2018

The design work might be entirely new but Consett Ale Works’ new branding reflects its industrial history, writes Alastair Gilmour .

Visit Consett in County Durham today and you’ll come across very little of its “Steel Town” past. It has all the trappings of the 21st Century satellite town; shopping malls, retail parks, high tech industries and services by the tonne. Consett has changed dramatically over virtually 40 years from noisy, belching industrialism but it has a long way to go before it morphs into the 1988 Talking Heads song Nothing But Flowers: “There was a factory, now there’s just mountains...

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Meet and Drink writer Alastair Gilmour regularly conducts beer events throughout the UK and internationally – tours and tastings that have included a platform suspended 30 metres above the River Tyne and a real ale festival in a Moscow nightclub – and was for several years on the judging panel of the Pilsner Urquell International Master Bartender programme. [READ MORE]


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