Sunday 30 December 2012

Wylam Brewery – "Shot Pit"

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

Monday 10 December 2012

Six Bells Brewery – "Cockchafer"

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.

Submitted by @Neopog

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Blue Bee Brewery – "Hoe-Hoe-Hoe"

Blue Bee Brewery – "Hoe-Hoe-Hoe"

Not the worst pumpclip ever but the gag is a bit of a facepalm.

Submitted by BLUE BEE BREWERY! What jolly good sports!

Thursday 22 November 2012

Dorset Piddle Brewery – "Piddle"

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."

Saturday 20 October 2012

Shep's "Bottle of Britain" campaign - an update

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 27 September 2012

Monday 17 September 2012

The Pumpclip Museum's 2008 Award Winners is a website run by a collector of pumpclips.

It's 2008 award-winners are worth a look:

Here's a sample:

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Tring Brewery - "Fanny Ebbs"

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"

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.”

Thursday 10 May 2012

Tuesday 1 May 2012

I Blew A Bear

I Blew A Bear Brewing "Sea- Goat Blueberry Sweet Porter."

Hello, pumpclip parade - is a big fan! I just found this via new Swedish microbrewery SeaGoat Brewing - not a pumpclip but a label, but I thought it was still worth sending in as it is perhaps the most staggeringly inappropriate and explicit beer label I've ever seen, and that's saying something. Enjoy! Or rather, you probably won't. See for more atrocities form the brewery. 
Best,Henrik OrnebringLondon Beer Blog

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Batemans – "Hooker"

Batemans Brewery – "Hooker"– "Have you Got The Balls For It?"

Spotted by @alcofrolicchap

Let's be thankful they didn't use "testic-ales".

Sadlers Brewery – "Randy Otter"

Sadlers Brewery – "Randy Otter".

Spotted by Danny Brown.

Monday 16 January 2012

Tuesday 3 January 2012

Batemans "Veto Ale"

Batemans "Veto Ale".

Thanks to everyone who spotted this one.

Can some brave person please set foot in a Wetherspoons and grab a real picture?

"Legless Santa" - Wylam Brewery

"Legless Santa" - Wylam Brewery.