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Friday, June 28, 2013

Fursty Friday – Week 4

In November 2009 when the Derwent and Cocker rivers burst their banks one of the places hit was Jennings Brewery (left) in Cockermouth. The water was waist high and casks floated out of the brewery with some ending up in Workington. Production temporarily moved to Wolverhampton and Burton, but Jennings was able to re-open early the next year.

This week’s pint is Cocker Hoop, a name “derived from ‘Cock-a Hoop’, an old custom of removing the cock (or spigot) from a barrel and resting it on the hoop of the cask before commencing a drinking bout”.


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