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We all know that Scottish brewers were big exporters in the 19th century. Here's proof - lest we forget - that they exported to continental Europe as well as the Empire.

Let's begin with a rather vague advert, touting just generic Scotch Ale:

"Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant" 16th May 1869.

What surprised me about this was that they were selling Scotch Ale by the barrel. Mostly you only see bottled British beer in Dutch adverts.

You couldn't get much less generic than this one advertising what looks like close to the complete Tennent's range of beers:

"Het Nieuws van den Dag", 23rd May 1881.

As you can see, these are also on sale by the barrel. And they're not just flogging their Scotch Ale but IPA, Porter, Stout and Table Beer, too.

I told you there was much more to Scottish brewing than just Scotch Ale.