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Old Marlburians know. and.think of Dodson's Brewery as one of the institutions inseparably connected with the rise and progress or the province. For the past 52 years beer has been brewed in the buildings at the Grove Road end of the town, and from present indications may be brewed there for another 50 years. In the year 1857 the late Mr H. Dodson founded the firm of Dodson and Company, <m the site where it at present stands, and the quality of the beverage made there has worked its insidious way on j to the palates of the consumers, to the extent that a large body of our moderate drinkers will take nothingin the way of beer but "Doddie's." We all know the toper who said that there was no such a thing as bad beer; some beer was better'than others, that was all. This is what is claimed for Sarnian aleā€”that it is better than others. The motto of the firm has always been good hops, and thorough cleanliness. On Monday next this old-established business will change hands, the brewery having been ac-? quired by Messrs Frank Dodson and Norman Dodson. Since the foundation of the brewery there have been many changes in the administration and plant. Howard and Len. Dodson were in turn the brewers for their father, Mr Henry Dodson. The former has now passed the way of all flesh, and it is his son who is the partner in the new firm. Mr Len. Dodson drifted into the business of hotelkeeping, and is now in that line in Canterbury. At this time Mr :W. SOwman (affectionately known as "Daddy") was the maltster, which duties he supervised for 20 years. About 15 years ago he took up the important post of brewer, and it was under his'regime that Sarnian ale has obtained the good repute it now enjoys. Another employee deserving of j a long service medal is the present' cellarman (Mr George Tovey) who has been for ten years or more engaged with Dodson and Company. Mr J. B. Chirm, the present manager, will continue in the employ of the new firm as book-keeper, Mr Frank Dodson looking after the outside interests. The cordial factory associated with Mr Frank Dodson will still be carried on under' the new banner, and it is intended to go in for the bottling of ales and stout. The water supply is one of the best artesian wells in the place, and is always cold and clean. Dodson and Company insert a new advertisement in this issue.

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SARNIAN ALE., Marlborough Express, Volume XLIII, Issue 182, 31 July 1909

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SARNIAN ALE. Marlborough Express, Volume XLIII, Issue 182, 31 July 1909