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Teetotal beer being brewed

By This is Lincolnshire  |  Posted: February 10, 2011

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THE importance which is attached to the discovery of Mr Otto Overbeck FCS FGS, of Grimsby and Retford, of a process whereby beer and stout can be brewed without alcohol, without in any way impairing the flavour and nutritive qualities, can be judged by the fact that the chemist has refused a cash offer of £100,000 for the rights of his patent.

So satisfied with the laboratory experiments is one large London bottling firm, that they are now erecting a plant capable of de-alcoholising 1,000 barrels of beer weekly.

German brewers are showing a keen interest in the process, and a syndicate of seven of the largest firms proposes securing the sole rights of de-alcoholising beer for the German Empire. A representative is to visit the Grimsby laboratory this week to put various lager and other beers through the experimental plant in order to thoroughly test the results.

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