Firkin Brewery

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Firkin Brewery, Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire.

A chain of brewpubs initially launched in 1979.

Beer was often badged as coming from Bruce’s Brewery, after the founder David Bruce.

They were sold in 1988 to Midsummer Leisure and changed hands a number of times until being taken over in 1991 by Allied Breweries.

Following this takeover there was a nationwide roll-out of the Firkin brand; many, however, did not brew but received their beer from another nearby Firkin. All breweries were closed between 1999 and 2000 following the take over of Allied Domecq tied estate by Punch Taverns.