I was looking though some photos of old Newfoundland beer bottles I took on my trip back home in June of 2012 and noticed that I haven’t posted all of them! In particular, I had missed posting some old Bennett Dominion Ale and India Beer bottles.
First, a pretty sad specimen that I found in my parents garage. It wasn’t really preserved with care!
The next is a collection that I picked up from a collector in Grand Falls. It has an old India (1960s), a Jockey (1960s), a Blue Star (discussed here), and a much older Dominion (1960s).
Here is a bit of a close up of the Dominion “Brewed exclusively from the finest malt and hops” and the old blue India label.
The blue India label is, of course, not the original parallelogram-style label that you can see on the main overview. Speaking of that design, however, reminds me of an odd bit of internet reflexivity.
The Obsolescence Project that takes beautiful pictures of old objects recently featured an old india beer bottle. It’s one of the old parallelogram-labels and they even link to nlbeerhistory.com as a useful and “incredibly comprehensive site” for finding out about Newfoundland’s beer history. That’s little ol’ me! So, please do check out their fantastic photos.
They have also featured an old Dominion Ale stubby that is also well worth checking out!