Realbeer.com: Ask Real Beer
Realbeer.com
 
Dec 21, 2014

More .edu

Visit the Real Beer Library and browse through original publications, print publications, work by individual authors and more.
The Library

Ask Real Beer

November 1999

Ever heard about treacle mugs? I have three. They used to be used in the 19th Century to take treacle beer home, the mugs having a china screwed top. Due to the contents being sticky the tops used to get stuck and order to release the top the lid would often be broken. Hence the jugs have all been restored. I wonder what they are worth.

From Beer Dave: Treacle is a synonym for molasses. Some brews like Theakston's Old Peculiar are brewed with molasses. Treacle beer was a forerunner of this ale. A number of old ales and barleywines used this by product of the sugar refining as a cheap source of a fermentable sugar. Rum was also made from treacle. To find out more about the value and history of treacle mugs visit www.steincollectors.org.

ABOUT THIS SERVICE
We try to answer readers' questions in a timely fashion but there are days the mail can be overwhelming. Some questions get private answers, while those of general interest are posted and archived. Please check the archives before asking your question. Visit Ask Real Beer to view the archives or post a new question.

Search
Find whatever in the beer world you are looking for. Enter a search word or phrase, then click GO.
ADVERTISEMENT