Beer In Ads #711: No Deposit No Return

Tuesday’s ad is a generic beer ad, either by the industry or by a glass manufacturer and likely is from the transition period from returnables to throwaways. Throwaways were first introduced in the late 1930s, but didn’t become standard until at least the 1960s, so this ad may have been from sometime during that period, but it’s hard to tell with so little information in the ad. Doesn’t it look just a little bit like the Toronado’s logo?


Uganda Beer

Today in 1962, Uganda gained their Independence from the United Kingdom.


Uganda Breweries

Uganda Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.08%


  • Full Name: Republic of Uganda
  • Location: East-Central Africa, west of Kenya, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Language: English (official national language, taught in grade schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers and some radio broadcasts), Ganda or Luganda (most widely used of the Niger-Congo languages, preferred for native language publications in the capital and may be taught in school), other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic
  • Religion(s): Roman Catholic 41.9%, Protestant 42% (Anglican 35.9%, Pentecostal 4.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.5%), Muslim 12.1%, other 3.1%, none 0.9%
  • Capital: Kampala
  • Population: 33,640,833; 37th
  • Area: 241,038 sq km, 81st
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than Oregon
  • National Food: Matoke
  • National Symbol: Grey Crowned Crane
  • Affiliations: UN, African Union, Commonwealth
  • Independence: From the UK, October 8, 1962


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 18
  • BAC: 0.08%
  • Number of Breweries: 6


  • How to Say “Beer”: beer
  • How to Order a Beer: One beer, please
  • How to Say “Cheers”: cheers
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 4%
  • Wine: <1%
  • Spirits: 2%
  • Other: 94%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 10.91
  • Unrecorded: 1.00
  • Total: 11.91
  • Beer: 2.05

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 10.9 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Hours, places, intoxicated persons
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: N/A

Prohibition: None