Monday, 5 April 2010

Upstart Scottish brewer sticks it to the man

In 1749 the Court of Session rejected a case brought by the maltsters' and brewers' guild against Robert Tennent, innkeeper, and ruled that he was not obliged to join the guild. I don't feel safe assuming this is the same Robert Tennent who opened a public brewery in Glasgow with his brother John in the 1770s. That one died in 1826 which would mean he would have to have reached the age of 95, even assuming he was only 18 at the time he was running an inn. It's a nice story though.


  1. When I saw the title, I thought it must be BrewDog again.

  2. It's awful when people start explaining jokes.