McEwans cask 80 rises from the dead

April 30th, 2007 | Posted by Real Beer

A traditional Edinburgh pub has brought McEwans cask 80/- ale back to life.

Scottish & Newcastle ended a century old tradition by phasing out the at the end of 2006. Athletic Arms contacted microbreweries in a bid to produce a replacement that was as near to the original as possible.

Eric Milligan, a regular in the pubs said: “The 80/- was a very important part of Edinburgh’s heritage, so I am delighted to see that it has been returned to the Athletic Arms.”

[Via the BBC]

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