Victorian Beer Label Collectors Society: http://www.vblcs.com/labelsold.php
(not just from Victoria)
I didn't recognise any, but interesting to see there were quite a few beers labelled Pale Ale and India Pale Ale, back in the day.
It's a pity it was all ruined by mass takeovers of everything.
Looks like it was akin to the US craft scene back then.
Stupid government excise has stopped a lot of smaller guys getting going now too.
The Tooth's Pale Ale label is the same as the tap decal that CUB is using now. Lusty had a thread on it previously:
CUB Relaunches Tooth's Pale Ale
I tried it a little while ago. It was drinkable in a way that Carlton Draught is drinkable.
Looks like stout and porter were popular back in the day too. It is a shame these have disappeared due to corporate takeovers, but at least we don't have to put up with the same old swill with all these craft breweries around these days I guess..
Dont know about other states but most of the Victorian labels like Fosters, Abbots etc were all independent breweries until they amalgamated and became “Carlton and united breweries”
Even poor old Ballarat Bertie was eventually gobbled up by this corporate machine.
Last edited by Gag Halfrunt (Sunday, January 15, 2017 4:13 PM)