Friday, 19 February 2010

Clarification on lovebeer@borough/the Rake

It's been raised that the BrewDog tasting at the Rake is somehow in contravention to my article and I can understand how some confusion has arisen so I'd like to just clarify the situation re: the Rake and lovebeer@borough.

The Rake is not my business and I have nothing to do with the BrewDog tasting and nor will I be attending.

lovebeer@borough is the business I have an interest in and it has nothing to do with this event, despite the event going on in the space that people normally associate with lovebeer@borough, it is merely a room above the Rake where we hold our events.

The Rake bar is owned by Mike Hill & Richard Dinwoodie and run by Glyn Roberts - and whilst we collaborate on lovebeer@borough I have no right to tell them what to do with their business and my opinions are not theirs and vice versa.

Hope this clears these questions up and sorry for any confusion.


  1. The Titanic sinking was a terrible bit of history, yet there's an entire brewery named after the ill-fated vessel. Where does all this faux-outrage end? I take it you are going to boycott their beers and events too?

  2. @Anonymous, FYI:
    Titanic Brewery was founded in Burslem Stoke on Trent in 1985 with one goal, to produce great beer! Burslem was the Mother town of the Potteries and had many great names who had started their careers amongst the bottle kilns and smoke. Wedgwood, Doulton and Claris Cliff all served their apprentices here dedicated to bringing the world the finest china. In Etruria just down the road Captain Edward John Smith was born. He would go on to command the world's most famous liner. It is in honour of him that the brewery was named.

  3. ... besides, the sinking of the Titanic was not an act of war.
    It's clearly not as if someone called a brewery after the Lusitania.