Scanning for beer stories, I came across this reference to some sort of beer related sport but when I read and the reread the article and then did again a few times more I realized I had no idea what the sport was:
At stake was a nine gallon keg of fine Stonehouse real ale, donated by the brewery, and the man saying a big cheers at the finish was Barry Gabriel (Deggys), who just sneaked ahead of fellow Deggys rod Clive Wynn. Barry was on peg 3 on the Wilfred Owen Pool and fished pellet on the deck at 7 metres for a 53-12-0 haul, while over on the Canal Clive fished across at peg 7 to finish one fish behind on 52-2-0.What the heck does that scoring mean? To be honest, I am thinking that when they say the word "fish" that it might just be, you know, in fact a fish. But maybe it isn't. Maybe a fish is like a "try" or a "ton" or another big tally of some sort. And when they say "peg" can it really mean a peg? Unlikely. Probably more like a base or a line, right? And Canal Clive is likely some sort of rhyming slang for "channel five". Gotta be.
Anyway, good for the Stonehouse Brewery of Shropshire in England for lending its support.