Beer Geeks of 1939

“…you have heard that an out-of-town brewery has a London pub where the bitter is unusually brilliant, and you decide to go and find it… Between Halkin Street and Wilton Street there are no fewer than five pubs, all small, local, pleasant, giving you a choice of four different brews.”

Evidence of beer geek tendencies from before the war in Maurice Gorham and Edward Ardizzone’s The Local, 1939.