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Aston Manor Brewery is a brewery and beer bottling company in Thimblemill Lane, Aston, Birmingham, in the United Kingdom. It is the third largest cider maker in the U.K.. Its products include Frosty Jack. It is managed by Peter Ellis, son of Doug Ellis.[1][2][3][4] The entrance of a brewery. ... Aston is an area of Birmingham, England, in the north-east of the city centre. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... Herbert Douglas Ellis, OBE (born January 3, 1924 in Chester, Cheshire) is an entrepreneur, best known as the former chairman of Aston Villa Football Club. ...


The company was formed in 1981 by four ex-employees of Ansells after Ansells closed its Aston Cross brewery. In 1984, Herefordshire hop farmer Michael Hancocks, one of the company's suppliers, bought into the business. By 1998 Aston Manor was reporting profits of over £1million, with 70% of its sales being cider. However, because of a slump in the market, strong competition, and an unwillingness on the part of company management to take advantage of a tax loophole, by 2001 profits had fallen to £740,500.[5][2][4] Ansells was a brewery in the Aston area of Birmingham, England. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Hop umbel in a Hallertau hopgarden Hops are a flower used primarily as a flavouring and stability agent in beer, as well as in herbal medicine. ...


Industrial sabotage plot

In 2001, Michael Hancocks, a major shareholder (12% of the shares) in Aston Manor, organized a conspiracy to contaminate the cider products of the company's rival, H. P. Bulmer. He recruited a former Aston Manor employee, chemist Richard Gay, to produce a yeast that he planned to introduce into Bulmer's production line, recruited his daughter's partner, Paul Harris, to transport the contaminant, and paid a Bulmer's employee, Russell Jordan, £16,000 to introduce the contaminant. Jordan did not introduce the contaminant, but reported the plot to Bulmers and to the police, and the plot was foiled.[5][6][7][8][9] Bulmers Cider was founded in 1887 in Hereford, England by Percy Bulmer, the 20-year-old son of the local rector at Credenhill, taking his mothers advice to make a career in food or drink, because neither ever go out of fashion. Using apples from the orchard at his...


References

  1. ^ "Toasting success: Aston Manor raises a glass to First Quench deal", Birmingham Post, 2003-05-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Cider is rosy as Manor tastes record pounds 1m profit.", Birmingham Post, 1998-08-03. 
  3. ^ Ned Halley (2005). The Wordsworth Dictionary of Drink. Wordsworth Editions, 239. ISBN 1840223022. 
  4. ^ a b Philip Williams. "Aston Manor showed rivals it had the bottle", Birmingham Post, 2003-04-17. 
  5. ^ a b "Bad apple brewed cider plot", BBC News, BBC, 2003-08-07. 
  6. ^ "Cider rival's contamination plot", BBC News, BBC, 2003-04-16. 
  7. ^ "Plot to poison Bulmers cider", Beverage Daily, Decision News Media SAS, 2003-04-22. 
  8. ^ "Jailed brewer's appeal dismissed", BBC News, BBC, 2003-12-18. 
  9. ^ Richard Smith. "I AM A CIDER TINKER; Poison plot boss jailed.", Daily Mirror, 2003-08-08. 

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