Disaster in the archive the other day. I accidentally switched on timestamping on my camera so all my photographs have a timestamp. How embarrassing. Never mind.
Here are details of McEwan's beers in the late 1940s. You know what's interesting about these grists? No speciality malts. It all seems to just be pale malt, adjuncts, and sugar or roast barley for colour. McEwan's had weird names for their beers too — P.A. and P.70/– look vaguely recognisable as typical beer names, but what are 4/C or E5/B?
I dunno what 5/a was. Possibly some sort of Mild? Look at them making a darker version for Glasgow.
|Brewery||Beer||Type||OG||Cleansing gravity||Colour in Lovibond||Year|
|Wm. McEwan||PA||Pale Ale||1028||1011||25||1947|
|Wm. McEwan||B 5/a||?||1032||1012||37||1947|
|Wm. McEwan||G 5/a||?||1032||1012||46||1947|
|Wm. McEwan||P.70/–||Pale Ale||1037||1013||25||1947|
|Wm. McEwan||P.80/–||Pale Ale||1043||1013||20.5||1947|
|Wm. McEwan||2/B||Strong Ale||1076||75||1947|
|Wm. McEwan||E2/B||Scotch Ale||1088||56||1947|
A word of caution; this is not a primary source, but notes made by someone who's been through the primary sources. Very handy, they've done a better job than I would have done. Someone who knows what they're dealing with too; a layman would have explained what the hell "CM" or "Husks" are.