The London Beer Flood

The London Beer Flood

London beer flood

You’d think that a Tsunami of beer would make for a pretty cool beer moment, but you’d be wrong.

200 years ago a “compromised” vat holding a million pints of beer, burst, setting off a chain reaction in the brewery that resulted in a 570 ton tidal wave sweeping through the narrow streets and, with no proper drainage, flooding homes with black porter.

The London beer flood killed eight people, which is a pretty strange way to die, but if we could have our rathers, death by drowning in beer is a lot nicer way to go than, say, Lou Gehrig’s disease…

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