There are records from the early 19th century of four breweries, one owned by a banker named Stephen Tunks, that stood on the site of the present day Ringwood Brewery. Of the four, none survive today. The last to close was Carters on West Street, in 1923.
In 1978, Ringwood Brewery was established.
Ringwood Brewery founder Peter Austin was an influence on Britain's craft brewery rebirth in much the same way that Fritz Maytag of San Francisco's Anchor Brewing Company and Pierre Celis of Belgium's Hoegaarden Brewery were to their countries. However, Austin had a much more direct role in brewery development through his consulting business and equipment sales. Several American craft brewers use his equipment: Geary's Brewing, Shipyard and Middle Ages Brewing Company.
In 2013, Ringwood underwent a full re-brand, and the ABV of Old Thumper was reduced from 5.6% to 5.1%.
In 2015, Ringwood Best Bitter was rebranded as Ringwood Razorback.
Events from the year 2014 in the United Kingdom.Brakspear Brewery
W.H. Brakspear & Sons Ltd. was a brewery in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Since the closure of its brewery in Henley-on-Thames in 2002, most of its beers have been brewed by Wychwood Brewery in West Oxfordshire. In 1993, beer writer Michael Jackson described its "ordinary" bitter as the best in England.Brewery
A brewery or brewing company is a business that makes and sells beer. The place at which beer is commercially made is either called a brewery or a beerhouse, where distinct sets of brewing equipment are called plant. The commercial brewing of beer has taken place since at least 2500 BC; in ancient Mesopotamia, brewers derived social sanction and divine protection from the goddess Ninkasi. Brewing was initially a cottage industry, with production taking place at home; by the ninth century monasteries and farms would produce beer on a larger scale, selling the excess; and by the eleventh and twelfth centuries larger, dedicated breweries with eight to ten workers were being built.The diversity of size in breweries is matched by the diversity of processes, degrees of automation, and kinds of beer produced in breweries. A brewery is typically divided into distinct sections, with each section reserved for one part of the brewing process.Deaths in January 2014
The following is a list of notable deaths in January 2014.
Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:
Name, age, country of citizenship and reason for notability, established cause of death, reference.July 18
July 18 is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 166 days remain until the end of the year.List of breweries in England
This is a list of breweries in England. Beer in England pre-dates other alcoholic drinks produced in England, and has been brewed continuously since prehistoric times. As a beer brewing country, England is known for its top fermented cask beer (also called real ale) which finishes maturing in the cellar of the pub rather than at the brewery and is served with only natural carbonation. Modern developments include consolidation of large brewers into multinational corporations; growth of beer consumerism; expansion of microbreweries and increased interest in bottle conditioned beers.
In 2000, there were around 500 breweries in the UK, while the 2015 edition of the Good Beer Guide listed 1,285 breweries operating in Britain. A 2015 government analysis found that a new brewery was opening in Britain every other day, with Britain becoming a 'brewing powerhouse'.Marston's Brewery
Marston's is a British brewery, pub and hotel operator. It operates 1,568 pubs in the UK, and is the world's largest brewer of cask ale. 80 per cent of profits come from the pubs division. It was known as Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries plc until 2007 when it rebranded as Marston's.
It owns six breweries and brands including Marston's, Banks's, Jennings, Ringwood, Brakspear, Wychwood, Courage, McEwans, Wainwright, Shipyard and Bombardier. It also distributes under licence Estrella, Erdinger, Warsteiner, Kirin, Founders and Kaltenberg.
It is listed on the London Stock Exchange.Peter Austin (brewer)
Peter Austin, (18 July 1921 – 1 January 2014) was a British brewer. He founded Ringwood Brewery and was a co-founder and first chairman of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). He built some 140 new breweries in the UK and 16 other countries.Razorback (disambiguation)
Razorback is a colloquial term in the United States and Australia for a type of feral pig.
Razorback may also refer to:
The Fin Whale
Razorback (film), a 1984 Australian horror film
Razorback (band), a Filipino rock band
Arkansas Razorbacks, the names of college sports teams at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas
USS Razorback, a World War 2 submarine
West Sydney Razorbacks, an Australian professional basketball team
Razorback2, a former server on the eDonkey filesharing network
Dean Razorback, a guitar
Razorback (comics), Buford Hollis, a comic book character introduced in the pages of Spectacular Spider-Man in 1977
The Razorbacks, a Canadian rockabilly band
Razorback (Warhammer 40,000), an infantry fighting vehicle, used by the Adeptus Astartes in the fictional Warhammer 40,000 universe
Early models of Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft
An unlockable item in Team Fortress 2
Razorback, New South Wales, a locality in Australia
Rüsselsheim Razorbacks, a defunct American football Team from Rüsselsheim, Germany
A beer by Ringwood BreweryRingwood
Ringwood is a market town in Hampshire, England, on the River Avon, close to the New Forest and northeast of Bournemouth. It was founded by the Anglo-Saxons, and has held a weekly market since the Middle Ages.
The town is in the southwest of Hampshire, on the border with Dorset.Sambrook's Brewery
Sambrook's Brewery is a British brewery, based in Battersea, London
It started brewing in 2008. It was founded by Duncan Sambrook, who had been an accountant for Deloitte, with support from David Welsh, the former owner of the Ringwood Brewery.The head brewer is Sean Knight, a native of Cape Town, South Africa.As of November 2016, the brewery is producing 180 hectolitres per annum, and bottling is done in Broadstairs, Kent, in a facility also used by Ramsgate and Westerham breweries.Shipyard Brewing Company
Shipyard Brewing Company is a brewery and soft drink manufacturer in Portland, Maine, USA, and founded in 1994. Shipyard is the largest brewer in Maine (owning the Shipyard, Sea Dog Brewing Company, and Casco Bay Brewing Company banners, and bottling under contract with Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company). Shipyard is the fourth largest microbrewery in New England after Boston Beer Company, Harpoon Brewery, and Magic Hat Brewing Company.Westbourne, Dorset
Westbourne is an affluent residential and shopping area of Bournemouth, Dorset. It is located in between Branksome, Poole and the centre of Bournemouth, just off the main A338. Poole Road, mainly full of specialised shops and small cafes, runs though the centre Westbourne with Seamoor Road curving round bringing more shops and services. Many of the shops have residential property above them.