Beer In Ads #1757: Devil’s Secret

Saturday’s ad is for Heineken, from 2006. I’m not sure I quite understand it. Heineken is “guaranteed to whisk you away to hotter climes.” So how does that make it the “devil’s secret,” have anything to do with fire or make the tagline “get spoiled” make any sense. But it is very colorful, with brights golds and reds. And why would you want to associate the color of beer with fire at at any rate?


Beer In Ads #1733: Heineken’s Bierbrouwerij Maatschappij

Wednesday’s ad is for Heineken’s Bierbrouwerij Maatschappij, which was established in 1873. A few years before, 1864, Gerard Adriaan Heineken bought the Haystack Brewery, later changing its name to HBM, which essentially means Heineken’s brewery or beer company. I suspect this ad is from the late 1800s, as it resembles ones from that time period.


Beer In Ads #1735: Heineken Man Table

Tuesday’s ad is for Heineken, from maybe the late 1940s or 1950s. It’s somewhat surreal, showing a man in a suit holding up a table. On the table is a big bottle of Heineken, a full glass of beer and a plate of snacks. Not sure what they’re trying to say. Is it their idea of drinking oneself under the table? Only to become the table? I’m flummoxed.


Beer In Ads #1733: There Is Happiness In …

Sunday’s ad is for Heineken, from the 1950s or possibly very early 1960s. There Is Happiness In … features a very odd assortment of musicians either stuck inside Heineken bottles or perhaps just wearing them as costumes. You don’t often see a quartet consisting of trumpet, saxophone, tuba and drums, but maybe there are more of them outside the frame. Not sure about the Heineken part, but they certainly look festive and happy.