Reference number
  • BLR
  • (1863)-2004
  • Collection
  • Administrative records, including minutes and accounts; extensive series of subject files; subscription books; advertising /publicity material; etc.
  • 467 boxes (444 [MSS.420], 23 [811])
Admin history
  • The Brewers' Society was formed in 1904 as a result of the amalgamation of the Country Brewers' Society, the London Brewers' Society and the Burton Brewers' Society. Its aim was to promote the interests of the brewing trade.
    In 1994 the Brewers' Society changed its name and expanded its remit to become the Brewers' and Licensed Retailers' Association (BLRA) - an organisation that represented owners of pubs and other beer retailers, as well as brewers. In 2001 the BLRA was renamed the British Beer and Pub Association.
Finding aids
  • An authority record exists for the Brewers and Licensed Retailers Association (GB 0152 AAR2071).
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Modern Records Centre also holds archives for the Country Brewers' Society (MSS.420/CB), the National Trade Defence Association (MSS.420/NT), Brewing Patents Ltd (MSS.420/BP), Research Property Company Ltd (MSS.420/RC), Review Press Ltd (MSS.420/RP), Bedfordshire Brewers' Association (MSS.420/BB), and the Kent Brewers' Union (MSS.420/KB).
    The Oxford Brookes University Library holds the National Brewing Library.
  • Advertising, Brewing industry, Great Britain
  • Drunk driving, Prevention, Great Britain
  • Advertising, Beer, Great Britain
  • Brewing industry, Great Britain
  • Youth, Alcohol use, Great Britain