Beer In Ads #911: Is This Something Special?


Monday’s ad is for Ballantine Ale, from the 1950s, I believe. To the question “Is This Something Special?” a couple of men sitting on a sofa at a dinner party, the other answers. “It certainly is … that’s Ballantine Ale.” I sure miss dressing up every time a few friends come over for a beer. Oh, wait. That never happened. But that would be special, wouldn’t it.

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Comments

  1. Gary Gillman says

    You can still buy green bottles of Ballantine XXX that look very similar to those pictured in this period ad. I get mine in NYC grocery stores, usually they are on the bottom shelf, but taste no less good for that.

    I wonder if contemporary ads ever bruited Ballantine India Pale Ale?

    And when will that legend be revived…?

    Gary

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