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Doomed Beer

Source: Aberystwyth Observer 26/03/1859       Date: 1859
Copyright:       Type: Newspaper
Description: A tailor/brewer turned teetotaler pours beer into the Teifi

TREGARON.-THE DOOMED BEER. A week or two ago, the inhabitants of the quiet town of Tregaron had a grand gala day, which was to witness the sacrifice of a quantity of ale which had been brewed by a knight of the thimble, preparatory j to the late horse fair; but from a qualm of conscience, it as doomed to mingle with the waters of the Tivy. Since brewing the ale, the brewer appears to have expressed a desire to join a religious society in the neighbourhood, which was not permitted until the intoxicating beverage had been thrown away. To meet his plea of poverty, a subscription was made to indemnify him the cost of the malt and hops, the tailor being content to forego all the profit that might have accrued from its sale. And on Monday, the elders, with great ceremony and solemnity, conveyed the obnoxious beverage to the parapet of an adjoining bridge and in the presence of an assembled multitude, the corks were drawn, and the liquor returned to the river, having none but very slight alteration by the manipuIation it had been subjected to since it had been taken from the stream.
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