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Boddington`s Brewery

Boddingtons is an English beer, originally from Manchester, that has been brewed for more than 200 years. The bitter is now sold in over 30 countries worldwide, and can be drunk on tap around the world in countries as diverse as New Zealand, Hong Kong, and the United States.

The Strangeways Brewery was founded by two grain merchants, Thomas Caister and Thomas Fry, in the late 1700s. The location of the brewery, just outside the city centre, was chosen to avoid a grain tax levied by local mills that belonged to Manchester Grammar School.

Henry Boddington joined the brewery in 1832 as a traveller, and eventually rose up to become a partner in the company. In 1853 he borrowed money to become the sole owner of the enterprise.

Boddingtons remained a family company until 1989, when the Strangeways brewery and the Boddingtons beer brand were sold to Whitbread for £50.7 million. In May 2000, the Whitbread Beer Company was acquired by Interbrew.

Brewed in Manchester since 1778, Boddingtons contains 3.8% and 4.1% alcohol-by-volume in cask.

In September 2004, InBev announced plans to close the Strangeways brewery and move production out of Manchester to Bristol and Preston. However, the brewing of Boddingtons cask ale was moved to Hydes Brewery close to Manchester.

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