Sorry in advance if this post sounds a bit ignorant but as long as I’ve been on here I’m surprisingly in the dark about the admin side of things. I mentioned this back on September but have a fuller picture now.
I knew this for a while but hadn’t had it absolutely confirmed until now. This shouldn’t affect too many people but I have about 25 from them.
I can’t imagine we’d move them all as many were one-offs, long retired etc. But maybe their existing core range plus any new ones I see? Should I ask for this beer by beer? Or would we only move any new ones we see?
I suppose we could also set Hoskins Brothers up as a client brewer but not sure how accurate this would be, and would be a pain in the ass for beers that very few on here would ever come across.
I’ve also added a couple beers as collabs between what was then Anstey and the Hoskins Brothers name. Brewed at MonsteX obviously. Not sure if these should be rebadged as Hoskins only (brewed at MonsteX) but the label suggests a collab with themselves?
Any particular reason why we never had Hoskins Brothers as a client brewer or commissioner even? The company seems to be active since 2006. Hoskins Brothers Ale Wagon Ltd. at 27 Rutland Street, Leicester.
I’ve been wondering about this one as it was always treated as something a little different. From a long and distant memory, when we had a Ratebeer day out in Leicester, it was explained by the owner of the pub that Tower had taken on the brand at the time, which is why we placed them into the Tower listing at the time and never really picked it up since.
I want to get this one right now, so digging around.
Yeah, figured it’d be something along those lines. I’d group them together though, far more correct than the current situation - and we can attribute the active ones to the correct brewery at least… wish we could find out when someone brewed what.
The Hoskins Brothers etc. LTD exists from 2006, maybe it was before that?
I used to drink in their Leicester pub - The Ale Wagon, where the beers are served, towards the back end of my days following Leicester home and away. Hoskins definitely existed during the 2003/4 football season as I bagged a few polypin carry outs from there when I got the train back to London (I lived there till Summer '04)