You may have noticed that I write about beer from time to time. I am not an alcoholic and certainly don’t condone excessive consumption, but I do enjoy a cold brew or two. I am particularly interested in the interface between the rail industry and beer production as some of my earlier posts explored–see here for just one of them.
There has been a close relationship between the two industries. At one time, a large percentage of beer was shipped by rail. While rail is used less for delivery throughout the nation, the raw materials are often brought in by rail to the larger breweries and some medium sized breweries as well.
I am making this rail link only to give me an excuse to write about what I really want to share, advertisements from the golden age of brewing in the United States. The brewing companies really knew how to make great ads that were often fun, sometimes used subtle sex-appeal or resonated with the desire of men to be outdoors (or at least see themselves that way).
Below is a collection of some of my favorites. (If your thinking this isn’t very rail oriented, remember my tag line, “AND A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF OTHER STUFF.”)
Great ads…I may just have to go find a cold one myself.