View Full Version : Damn shame..The end of a glorious era!

1st Mar 2006, 22:51
No it's not another thread about the Sea Harrier but, more importantly, the news that Fullers has bought the Gales brand. One of Hampshire's oldest breweries (since 1847) will close and the delightful Horndean Special Bitter will now be brewed in Chiswick.

Absolute disgrace and a very sad day.


1st Mar 2006, 23:30
A sad day indeed. Much as I like Fuller's beers I'm going to miss the Gales brews, and their names.
Swing Low
Trafalger 200
And Ms Luggage's favourite, Frolic :E
We'd better spend the weekend in our local finishing up the stock :ok:

2nd Mar 2006, 07:26
As someone born and bred in Hampshire and who has sampled Gales on many occasions and Fullers on fewer, my only response can be:

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Mr Lexx
2nd Mar 2006, 09:01
I was gutted with the Ruddles brewery got bought and moved.............don't understand how they can call it the same beer when the well they use is different...... :confused:

2nd Mar 2006, 09:46
I take your point....that's well different!