Fizzy beers from the 1960's.
Posted by Llyn Green on February 9, 2018, 11:35 am
We were trying to remember the fizzy keg-beers that were sold in the pubs in the 1960’s. |
Do you remember them?
The illuminated symbol of the beer logo on the counter next to the proper beer pumps.
The beer was ice cold, full of gas and was served in a thick dimpled glass with a handle, which was unknown in this neck of the woods, and they all tasted the same.
They cost a damn site more than a normal pint and were aimed us young guys who had more money than we had taste-buds.
If you were trying to impress, this was what you ordered.
You couldn’t be seen drinking the same stuff as your father and grandfather, could you?
I mean, what did they know about beer?
Keg beer never made it to the “White Mare Pool” at Wardley.
The names we came up with were:
Watney’s Red Barrel.
Whitbread’s Trophy Bitter.
I’m sure Vaux also had one; we all thought they had, something like “Cannon”, but we weren’t sure.
There was a one in the Devon & Cornwall area whose logo was an anchor, so it must have been “?????” Anchor.
Can anyone hark back to their misspent youth and come up with anymore?
There were pubs we used to go into in those days where guys had their own pewter tankards with their names etched on them hanging on hooks behind the bar.
How pretentious was that?
The “Red Lion” on Boldon Bank springs to mind.
I could just imagine the comments in my local “The White Mare Pool” if someone brought their own pint-pot.