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Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday Flick: Samuel Smith, Iron Lord of Tadcaster

Tadcaster, England is a picturesque little town in North Yorkshire. It is famed for one of its local businesses, Samuel Smith's a company brewing beer at its Old Brewery for over a hundred years. Here in America, we celebrate its quaint old-timeyness and its Yorkshire squares and, of course, its tasty beer. But all is not well. According to the following BBC piece, the company, which is the town's major land owner, governs the place much as Henry Potter might. It was a bit eye-opening, and made me wonder how many bottles of Oatmeal Stout I'll be buying in the future. Enjoy--

1 comment:

  1. Sad. Interesting.

    And as Jenny Holzer noted circa 1984: 'Abuse of Power Comes as No Surprise'.