Monday’s ad is for Gueuze Merlink, from 1953. From the late 1800s until the 1980s, poster art really came into its own, and in Europe a lot of really cool posters, many of them for breweries, were produced. I’ve been posting vintage European posters all last year and will continue to do so in 2020. This poster was created for Merlink, which was “formed after a merger of Merlo and Linkebeek breweries in 1940. Merlo in Uccle was founded as “Brasserie L. Vandenperre” in 1892, at 392 Chaussée de Neerstalle. It later took the name “Brasserie du Merlo,” then merged in 1940 with the brewery Linkebeek to form brewery Merlink, which finally became “Breweries-Matleries Merlo and Linkebeek, SA Merlink.” I’m not sure who created this poster.
Archives for June 22, 2020
Today is the 42nd birthday of Jean Moeder, founder of the Moeder Lambic bar in Brussels, Belgium. I first met Jean at his bar a few years back and have run into him since a couple of times. He’s very passionate about beer, and his place (both of them now) are amazing. Join me wishing Jean a very happy birthday.
[Note: all photos purloined from Facebook.]