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McMullen’s Brewery

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**McMullen’s Brewery History:**
– Founded in 1827 in Hertford, England.
– Second-largest brewery in Hertfordshire by 1902.
Brewery expanded through acquisitions in the 19th century.
– Moved to current location in 1891.
– 6th generation of McMullen family still involved as of 2021.
– Legacy covered in Brewer and Distiller International.
– Seed Warehouse listed in National Heritage List for England.
– Challenges faced during World Wars, Spanish Flu, and Covid-19.
– Expansion in 1860.

**Beer Offerings by McMullen’s Brewery:**
– Regular cask ales include AK, IPA, Country Best Bitter, McMullen Cask, and Macs No.1 Pale Ale.
– Seasonal ales like Bootwarmer and Hertford Castle.
– Bottled beers such as Stronghart and Rivertown range.
– Guest beers like Rivertown Quin expected in 2024.
– Discontinued beers like Nags Head Bitter and Fit For A King Mild Ale.
– Awards like CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain for Stronghart.

**CAMRA Involvement and Publications:**
– Collaboration with CAMRA since the late 20th century.
– Recognition in CAMRA newsletters and activities.
– Articles by Martyn Cornell and E.J Connell on brewery history.
– ‘150 Years of Macs’ document available.
– Heron pub awarded ‘pub of the year’ by CAMRA.
– CAMRA’s role in promoting McMullen’s beers.

**External Links and Resources:**
– Official McMullen’s Brewery website.
– Historic England’s listing of McMullen’s Brewery.
– Untappd platform for brewery ratings and reviews.
– Independent review by Michael Jackson in 1992.
– Coordinates of McMullen’s Brewery location.
– References to academic works on the brewery’s history.

**Business Operations and Innovations:**
– Independent family brewery status.
– Sale of the brewery affecting pub futures.
– Development of AK and Macs IPA beer brands.
– Focus on traditional cask ales.
– Variety of labels and products offered.
– Strategies for the historic industrial environment.

McMullen's Brewery (Wikipedia)

McMullen's, known locally as Mac's, is a regional brewery founded in 1827 in Hertford, England, the United Kingdom. The brewery expanded during the second half of the 19th century by purchasing other breweries and their associated pubs. In 1902 it was the second largest brewery in Hertfordshire. The brewery has occupied several different sites in Hertford and moved to its current location in 1891. There have been several breweries on this site and the current one opened in 2006. As of 2021, members of the 6th generation of the McMullen family are still involved with the business.

McMullen & Sons Ltd
Company typePrivate
Founded1827; 197 years ago (1827)
FounderPeter McMullen
England, the United Kingdom
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