Beer In Ads #728: A Magnet For Me!

Thursday’s ad is from the 1950s, for the English brand John Smith, specifically their Magnet Pale Ale, which they registered as a trademark in 1911. This ad appears to use a Marilyn Monroe lookalike, or at least drawn-alike, to entice people to but John Smith’s Magnet Pale Ale, along with the tagline. “A Magnet for me!”


Antigua & Barbuda Beer

Today in 1981, Antigua and Barbuda gained their Independence from the United Kingdom.

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Breweries

Antigua and Barbuda 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: Antigua and Barbuda
  • Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico
  • Government Type: Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government and a Commonwealth realm
  • Language: English (official), local dialects
  • Religion(s): Protestant 76.4% (Anglican 25.7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 12.3%, Pentecostal 10.6%, Moravian 10.5%, Methodist 7.9%, Baptist 4.9%, Church of God 4.5%), Roman Catholic 10.4%, other Christian 5.4%, other 2%, none or unspecified 5.8%
  • Capital: St. John’s
  • Population: 89,018; 198th
  • Area: 442.6 sq km (Antigua 280 sq km; Barbuda 161 sq km), 201st
  • Comparative Area: 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
  • National Food: Fungie
  • National Symbols: Antigua Black Pineapple; Red Hibiscus; Hawksbill Turtle; Fallow Deer; The Frigate (a.k.a. Man-o’-War or Weather bird); Whitewood tree
  • Affiliations: UN, Commonwealth, OAS
  • Independence: From the UK, November 1, 1981


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: 16
  • BAC: 0.08%
  • Number of Breweries: 1


  • 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: 28%
  • Wine: 18%
  • Spirits: 53%
  • Other: <1%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 6.76
  • Unrecorded: 0.46
  • Total: 7.22
  • Beer: 2.67

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 6.8 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: N/A
  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Sales Restrictions: N/A
  • Advertising Restrictions: N/A
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: N/A

Patterns of Drinking Score: N/A

Prohibition: None


Next Session Seeks Perfection

For our 69th Session, our host, Jorge, who writes Brew Beer And Drink It, has chosen a topic that tackles the political hot potato of change. What changes will “lead us into the Perfect Beer World? or how do you describe the Perfect Beer World?” Simply put, what is the The Perfect Beer World? Put less simply, here’s what Jorge means:

Ever feel like there are many things in this world that are backwards, upside down, wrong… that just don’t make sense?

Like local craft beer not being considered ‘domestic’ in the menu of many restaurants in the US…

Or like having a beer that doesn’t taste very good have the largest market share…

… among other things…

… but, hey. This. World. Is. Not. Perfect!

At least there are many things I would like to see change for the better… many of which are already happening… more micro-breweries are spawning and pissing off the big boys…

Not that I wish anyone bad, but I like seeing:

  1. more people share the wealth of this industry rather than just a few companies
  2. passionate people brewing because they love the craft more than they care about pleasing the pockets of shareholders, and
  3. micro-breweries actually getting involved with the community and hold events that benefit non-profits…

I raise a glass to New Belgium for holding their Clips of Faith events!

I like seeing breweries treat other breweries as friends and not competition… love all the collaboration brews coming out!!

I like attending beer festivals where it’s not about making money, but rather to unselfishly share and give… to enjoy beer… good tasting beer, that is… and bringing community together…

Most beer festivals I go to will mark the number of beers you have to make sure everyone gets enough… but they also want to make sure the beer is gone! and they will just share… and give unselfishly…

I know I didn’t have just one beer at the last beer festival I went to… —>

The Perfect Beer World… that’s how I picture it…

So with that being said… what is something you would like to see change… something that will take us closer to the Perfect Beer World?

The topic is wide open… even if you think that what you want to change for the better is not important or ridiculous… share it!

So think about your vision for a perfect world. It’s not often you get to be a mad scientist or evil genius. Beyond one … billion … dollars, what would your perfect beer world look like?


But don’t ponder too long, as we need your answer by tomorrow, Friday, November 2.