Burton Runner

Burton RunnerProduct to be launched in June 2010, Burton Runners have a played a significant part in industry; beer played a great part in the lives of both male and female chain workers as a relatively inexpensive means of cooling down and topping up fluid levels: Reports at the time suggested that drinking 24 pints a day was not unusual! Indeed, beer was so important to the workers that each factory had a boy whose only job was to run out and fetch pints for the men.

The fact that workers were so poor means that it is not surprising that the beer that was served was the cheapest available: known as Burton Returns it was largely beer that had been returned to the brewery as undrinkable by more fastidious customers... and as a result the boys were known as Burton Runners.

Available from Booth’s Supermarkets as of June 2010.