Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer…Try some
Jan19

Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer…Try some

A love story about a man, and possibly the greatest beer in the world. Beer is awesome. Don’t get me wrong, I get how impressive it was to put a man on the moon, develop the theory of relativity, and write the first part of Bohemian Rhapsody (the bit up to: thunderbolt and lightening, very very frightening). But my day to day life would probably be very similar with, or without, those magnificent achievements. Beer is, frankly, just...

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Exclusive Heineken / UCL Bottles
May19

Exclusive Heineken / UCL Bottles

As the global sponsor for the highly popular UEFA Champions League, premium beer brewer Heineken has put together a bonus for the game and beer’s fellow fans. Beer and soccer pretty much go hand in hand, and so Heineken has launched a range of limited edition trophy bottles to go with UCL fans’ days spent screaming at the screen while watching the event. Every Heineken will feature a unique code under its bottle cap or pull-tab....

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Amstel Lite ordered to change packaging
Feb13

Amstel Lite ordered to change packaging

The Advertising Standards Authority of SA (ASA) has ordered Amstel Lite to return to the drawing board as it rules the beer’s packaging is too similar to Castle Lite, its biggest competitor Amstel Lite, SA’s newest player in the light beer market, has three months to change the appearance of its beer cans and six-pack wrapping. The ruling which was issued last week follows a complaint laid by Castle Lite manufacturer South African...

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Castle or Black Label? What Does Your Beer Say About You?
Oct17

Castle or Black Label? What Does Your Beer Say About You?

Do you ever think about what the advertising for the beer you drink says about you? Are you downing the cool beer, the beer for average guys, the working man’s beer, or the beer for metrosexuals? Beer ads have long been an interest of mine. I devoted a chapter of my doctoral thesis to the Castle Lager rainbow nation campaigns of the 1990s, and since then I’ve kept an eye on commercials for a beverage I rarely, if ever, consume. (I’ve...

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