Beeraphilistic – bi-rA-fill,isz-tick. The love and passionate yearning to collect, by any means, otherwise worthless pieces of beer and brewery paraphernalia or ‘Breweriana’, for example, labels, beer mats, bottle caps, pump clips, bottles, cans, mirrors, bottles openers, bar towels, promotional accessories.
Common are proud to present to you a collection of items from right across the pantheon of brewing, lovingly curated to illustrate the history and cultural significance of our national beverage. These pieces have been contributed by several collections throughout the country and will be on display as a part of a national tour of these artefacts. We hope to illuminate the past, present and future of beer and, given the place beer holds in our national psyche, the future for society.
Port Street Beer House have commissioned photographer Rebecca Lupton to take a tour of the beer festivals of Great Britain capturing the characters there, from volunteers who make these events come to life to the punters who have collectively propped up the bars, highlighting the passion and the spirit of thebeer lover.
The launches of these exhibitions, happening on the same evening, will take the form of a pub walk between the two drinking havens starting at Port Street Beer House at 5:30pm and through to Common at 7pm.
Beeraphilistic at Common and Port Street Beer House – Thursday 3 October 2013 to March 2014