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echokilo | 19:30 Sat 24th Mar 2012 | History
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In wartime, there was apparently a beer called smackers - what exactly was it please?

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Smackers was beer that was drawn off the pumps and tap trays, in other words, it was the dregs, the slops. It was certainly sold, at about 10d a pint, but it was low-gravity beer. By comparison, in WW2, Ansells's Best Mild cost a shilling a pint.
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Thanks Bookbinder ....... thought it may be something like that, so thanks for the confirmation.
Glad I could help.

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