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Shaft Spragger

Brewery: Holdens

Shaft Spragger is a beer brewed by Holdens in Dudley, W. Mids. Beer has a strength (ABV) of 4.5%. Active: 01/06/2006

Bramling Cross hops and Optic and crystal malt give this long velvety polished conker coloured beer a wonderfully balanced taste which swings between gentle hop notes and robust malty overtones resulting in a long lingering dry finish. Won't brake the bank! The larger mines of the Black Country were invariably owned by titled land owners who knew little (and cared even less) of the sorry plight of the miners who toiled in appalling conditions to earn a meagre living. Profit was king and investment was made in essential machinery only if it would increase productivity in a way that additional labour would not - after all, labour was both cheap and in inexhaustible supply. It is therefore perhaps not surprising that while wagons were an essential means of transporting coal to the surface, brakes were viewed an unnecessary luxury when you could employ an unfortunate individual to risk life and limb to control the movement of mine carts by poking sprags between the spokes of the wheels to act as a basic break. The Shaft Spragger was one of the most dangerous jobs in a very perilous industry

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Beer Name Shaft Spragger
Brewery Holdens
Brewery Location Dudley, W. Mids.
Strength (Alcohol by Volume) 4.5%
Active 01/06/2006
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