Sadler’s Brewing Co is situated in the heart of England’s famous and industrial ‘Black Country’.
Founded in 1861 by Nathaniel Sadler, the Brewery was later inherited by Nathaniel’s Son, Thomas Alexander who ran the Brewery for a number of years, where he also raised his son John (known as Jack) who was brought up in the Brewhouse. Jack later passed on both his passion and knowledge of brewing to his son and grandson John and Chris Sadler, fifth and sixth generation Brewers.
The brewery supplied it’s twelve tied public houses, the most famous being the Windsor Castle Inn, Oldbury, the original Brewery tap house.
The popularity of Sadler’s ‘incomparable’ ales led to the brewery supplying numerous public houses throughout the Midlands. It has earned a strong following with many loyal Sadler’s drinkers throughout the Midlands and indeed the Country.
The Peaky Blinders were an urban street gang based in Birmingham, that operated from the end of the 19th century until the start of First World War. The group, which grew out the harsh economic deprivations of working class Britain, was composed largely of young unemployed men. They derived social power from robbery, violence, political influence and the control of gambling.
Members of this gang wore a signature outfit that included tailored jackets, lapel overcoats, button waistcoats, silk scarves, bell-bottom trousers, leather boots, and peaked flat caps. The gang was highly organised with its own systems of hierarchy.
Active from 1861, members of the Peaky Blinders gang would have undoubtedly visited Sadler’s pubs & establishments.
Chris Sadler has family connections to famous Birmingham gang leader, Billy Kimber.
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