Sunday, 30 December 2012
Wylam Brewery – "Shot Pit".
Yes, we know the production of shot was an important part of our industrial history and that shot was produced in pits and towers.
We also know you selected "shot pit" for it's spooneristic value rather than a celebration of what is actually a fairly dull subject.
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Monday, 17 December 2012
Abbeydale Brewery – "Doctor Morton's Reindeer Repellent".
Submitted by The Crown Posada pub, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Monday, 10 December 2012
Six Bells Brewery – "Cockchafer."
Yes, we know it's a kind of beetle.
Yes, we know you chose it for a beer name because it's got "cock" in it.
Saturday, 8 December 2012
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Dorset Piddle Brewery – "Piddle."
YES, we do know you're in a place called "Piddlehinton"; YES – it's a funny place name; NO – "Piddle" is not a clever beer name.
Submitted by @T_i_B who says "No sorry, I don't care how sleek your pumpclip design is. I ain't drinking anyone's Piddle."
Friday, 16 November 2012
Saturday, 20 October 2012
In the early days of Pumpclip Parade we featured the ghastly and deeply unfunny "Bottle of Britain" advertising campaign by Shepherd Neame. You can find the original post here.
There was some debate at the time as to whether or not the images were actually published.
While busy procrastinating recently I Googled "Shepherd Neame Bottle of Britain."
I found that Shep's are still using "Bottle of Britain." For £5 you can buy a book of the images from the campaign.
Also, in 2001 the Advertising Standards Authority found the campaign was "unlikely to cause offence."
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Monday, 1 October 2012
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Worsthorne Brewing Company – "Some Like It Blonde".
I can't exactly remember who submitted it. It was very possibly @alcofrolicchap . Thanks anyway.
Monday, 17 September 2012
Monday, 27 August 2012
Tydd Steam Brewery – "Dr Fox's Cunning Linctus" and "Dr Fox's Chicken Choker"
Spotted by the ever-vigilant @alcofrolicchap.
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Saturday, 28 July 2012
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Tring Brewery - "Fanny Ebbs".
Submitted by Karen Whickam (@mrsbeerymatt) who comments " I'm getting a bit tired of the 'Can I have a pint of your Fanny?' jokes."
Friday, 8 June 2012
Lymestone Brewery - "Sharon Stone"
This image was submitted by Ian Bradford of .... LYMESTONE BREWERY!
It seems Mr Bradford was impressed by the boost to sales Slater's received when their "Top Totty" hit the national news.
Here the Staffordshire Newsletter's report on this atrocity. Notice the very last line, Mr Bradford offers a version of the facile "it's just a laugh innit?" defence.
"Cheeky new pint from Stone brewery makes publicans blush
A CHEEKY new beer from a Stone brewery has got Staffordshire publican’s knickers in a twist.Sharon Stone by Lymestone Brewers is a very traditional copper-coloured English bitter, but it’s the racy artwork – poking fun at the infamous Basic Instinct leg-crossing scene – that has left a few landlords blushing.
Head brewer at Lymestone Ian Bradford, or Brad as he's known, said: “One or two of the pubs who we have supplied it to are just getting around to putting it on now and are suddenly realising what they’ve got on their hands.
“They’re getting in touch and asking if we have anything else they can use on the pumps instead, because they’re scared of frightening the natives,” he said.
Mr Bradford said the brewery, who have the word stone in the title of all their beers, had been waiting to use the Sharon Stone name since first starting up four years ago.They finally got their chance eight weeks ago when they created a the new beer working alongside a Leeds-based wholesalers called Beveridge Express.
“They had a saleswoman called Sharon so we named the beer after her,” said Mr Bradford. “She thinks it’s great and they’ve already sold all of their supplies.
Mr Bradford said: “When the designers sent us the artwork back we fell about the place laughing.”He admitted the decision to use the risqué artwork had been partially based on the hope it would bring in some publicity, especially after neighbouring brewery, Slater’s, had such success with Top Totty, a beer popularised after it was removed from the House of Commons bar when someone complained about the pump clip.
“Bless them, Slater’s did very well out of Top Totty,” said Mr Bradford. “It’s all just a little bit of harmless of fun in an adult environment.”