Sunday’s ad is for Carolo Pils, from maybe the 1950s, or possibly a little earlier. 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 Brasserie Les Ouvriers Réunis, and is located in Charleroi, which is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. I don’t know who the artist is who created this poster.
Archives for July 19, 2020
Today is the birthday of English beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones. Adrian’s written several beer books, and writes online at Called to the Bar. I first got to know him when he was the editor for 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die, to which I contributed around two-dozen entries. I’ve also seen Adrian at events in London and Belgium since then, and he’s a great person to share a pint with. Join me in wishing Adrian a very happy birthday.
[Note: first and third photos purloined from Facebook.]