Friday, July 13, 2007

Beer and archaeologists, together. Again. BREWERY REMAINS POINT TO MEDIEVAL MERRIMENT
Nothing much changes around here - even in the Middle Ages crowds of revellers were pouring on to the streets of Leicester after another boozy session.

Archaeologists have revealed they have found remains of a brewery which they believe supplied ale to the masses right in the city centre.

Teams from the University of Leicester found the site, which faced what is now Highcross Street, during excavations as part of the Highcross Quarter shopping development.

Kilns used for producing beer by the gallon, and which date from around the 13th and 14th century, were among the remains.