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.