Tuesday 22 March 2011

WharfeBank Brewery

WharfeBank Brewery, Carry Me Home.

While we face the menace of the neo-prohibitionists wouldn't it be a good idea not to further evoke their collective wrath by evoking drunken excess?

Pre-empting the criticism that this suggestion is a concession to the neo-pros, I'd just like to say: this is a shite pumpclip whichever way you look at it..

Thanks to Chris Mansfield for the spot.

Sunday 20 March 2011

Stop me and buy one......

Mr Frothy!
Went to Leeds beer festival in Pudsey on Friday, it was really good, nice and friendly, not too crowded (lots of seats hallelujah!) decent scran and of course excellent beer. Not sure if it’s a regular feature but they had an emphasis on Milds which was interesting and refreshing. Like I say a really good festival cheers to all who organised it.

Parked outside however was this marvellous vehicle, Mr Frothy’s beer van. A converted 1970’s Fiat Ice cream. It’s from the people who run North Bar and is available to hire I think.

It has the sort of savvy and fun missing from many of the breweries we feature on here ,having a bit of fun with beers image but in a cool way.

Not sure how much it cost but would ace for events in the summer comes with pumps etc. Shame they don’t tour the streets of Yorkshire on hot summer evenings, dispensing cool draughts of Belgian loveliness.

Here’s a set of pics .

Wednesday 16 March 2011

The Boat Brewery - "Bombers Moon"

Well don't, whatever you do, follow this link to the Pumpclip Museum website.

Here's an example:

Friday 11 March 2011

Nobby's Ha'p'ny Ginger Dip

Ha'p'ny Ginger Dip by Nobby's Brewery.

Thanks to @alcohofrolicchap for this truly execrable pumpclip image. 

Apparently its image is printed in Leicester CAMRA Beer Festival's Programme. 

Saturday 5 March 2011

Derwent Brewery – Parson,s [sic] Pledge

Parson,s Pledge by Derwent Brewery.

A pumpclip so amateurish they couldn't even find the apostrophe on their keyboard.

And isn''t Pledge some kind of cleaning material?

Thursday 3 March 2011

Wooly Thinking

Black Label Beer Sweater
Beer and knitwear are linked at least in the popular imagination as closely as their hairy fellow travellers, the beard. Along with waistcoats and leather cowboy hats they can often be seen in the crowd at beer festivals. I'm not sure if the tankard wielders of Camra would approve of the brands but here's another excellent flickr set of  scary 70/80's beer label knit wear.
First seen via Word magazine