Wednesday, November 13, 2013

National Brewery Centre

We spent our last day in Burton exploring the National Brewery Centre which incorporates a large part of the original Bass Museum.

The website boasts that tours allow for learning about the legendary Bass family and their role in the development of brewing as well as providing more insight into the social history of the development of brewing with real life experience and stories of people who helped to build Burton's renowned brewing reputation. 

We learned way more than we could possibly retain about the early days of brewing in Burton.  The history was fascinating.  The stories proved to be an array of fun tales.  We definitely enjoyed learning from our knowledgable guide.

We also found out more about the all important role of steam in the brewing business.  There was a train car on site as well as an extensive model town with lots of interactive features along with a train that passes through town.  Very neat!

Transporation was key to the brewing industry as we saw lots of elaborate vehicles and some pretty nice horse drawn carriages, too.  We were even able to briefly visit the HUGE shire horse stables.  I was amazed by the size of the horses!!

We also saw some of the various advertisements for the Bass Company throughout the years and spent a brief moment with soccer's covented Carling Cup.

And, of course, at the end of the tour, we did a little tasting.  I even ordered some GOOD! 

We had a lot of fun on the tour.  So glad that we were able to fit it in before we left!  That night we ventured out to a restaurant with the Senior family for one last dinner.  I was finally able to have some yummy fish and chips!

The next morning, we headed off to London where we were set to depart for the second half of our European Adventure.

Andrea :)

In case you missed it, please check out all the fun we had in the Midlands here: Meeting FamilyTouring a Cathedral, Watching a League Cup Soccer Match, and Visiting a Fancy Estate.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like fun! I have always wanted to visit a brewery!! And those horses are beautiful! Can't wait to hear about London! :)