The Society for The Preservation of Beers from the Wood
Northern Ireland Branch

WELCOME TO THE N. IRELAND S.P.B.W. WEBSITE
For information about beers from the wood

THE N. IRELAND S.P.B.W. BRANCH


The Northern Ireland branch of the S.P.B.W. was form in 1994 and ran until 1997 when the current Chairman stood down. The Northern Ireland branch of the Society was never continued. However, with authority from the main body of the S.P.B.W. it is now back again and running since 2004. Our current events are posted HERE

In 1963 wooden casks were still regarded as being synonymous with traditional draught beer in contrast to the sealed dustbins which contained the processed and artificially carbonated product. For this reason the name seemed ideal. After a few years, realising that metal casks were rapidly replacing wooden ones, the Society decided to relax its principles accordingly.

Nowadays only about a dozen breweries use wooden casks at all, and the SPBW is more concerned with the contents than the container, which we accept makes little or no difference to the taste of the beer. However, the original name has been retained for the sake of tradition.

Membership can be obtained from only £5.00 per year.

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