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Darjeeling – A Place to Brew Beer

In the very early days of Darjeeling, there were a number of industries suggested that the hill station might be suitable for including cattle and sheep farming, timber and tanning. Notably, it was suggested that beer could be produced of a quality to match that of England:

This excerpt taken from a letter written by J. T. Pearson, the Medical Officer of Darjeeling, was published in The Englishman on February 10th, 1839. The text is taken from The Road to Destiny – Darjeeling Letters 1839 compiled by Fred Pinn.