I was re-watching a youtube compilation of old Newfoundland beer labels this morning and I realized that searching for them online didn’t bring up any results. Anyone looking for a history of Bavarian Brewing’s Bulldog beer would be totally out of luck. Here, I’m going to list a few of the brands highlighted in the video.
The original video can be watched here on YouTube. It’s not my content and I did not make the video, so don’t blame me if you don’t like the song they use!
From Bavarian Brewing Company we have Bulldog Newfoundland Style Beer, the Silver Doctor Summer Special, an Irish Style Porter, and their Three Star Lager. I’m guessing the Bulldog would be an ale, but I have no idea about the Silver Doctor. Sounds good!
From Newfoundland Brewing we have Moose Pale Ale, their Old Stock India Pale Ale, “India’s Holiday Bock Beer,” and a Red Top Golden Amber. These all sound amazing. Moose Pale Ale! How Newfoundland is that? Plus another India Pale Ale, an amazing 8% bock (a dark German spring beer), and an amber ale! What a line up!
From Bennett Brewing we’re just missing Bennett’s beer. I love that green-and-black colour combination.
From the short lived Bison Brewing (in Stephenville) we have their flagship beer, Bison Beer.
While they are harder to find, it’s important to remember that these old breweries didn’t just produce the scattered few brands that the big Canadian Breweries kept after 1962. They had a full line of beers for all sorts of different preferences. Plus, they are really beautiful labels!
5 responses to “Some Quirky Old Brands”
Moose and Three Star if I recall we’re what they called near beer, like Haig Ale, they were under 2.5%. There was another salmon fly themed summer special, I have a picture of the label somewhere. I think it was Jock Scott.
Which came first, Moose Pale Ale or Moosehead Pale Ale from New Brunswick?
Moosehead was launched in 1931 and the Oland’s renamed their brewery after their flagship brand in 1947. I’d guess that Moosehead was first, but neither is a particularly original name, so I don’t think either intended to copy the other.
I have an empty bottle of Bison Beer from Stephenville, as well as one still intact, never opened, full of the original beer!
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