Friday, 18 June 2010


Time for more advert fun. At least time for another advert. Not sure if there's much fun involved.

Take a look:

Here's what it says in English:

It has be shown to the undersigned that Company of J.A. OF OLFSEN, agent of the firm Van Vollenhoven & Co.., Amsterdam, living here, Haringvliet No. 83, sold its Van Vollenhoven's STOUT as DELI-EXTRA STOUT. Therefore, everyone in his own interest is warned that Deli Extra Stout has never been purchased by the company JA VAN OLFEN from the undersigned of Deli Brewery.

DELI-EXTRA STOUT, which according to Chemical Report excells over Van Vollenhoven's and BASS & Co.'s. Stout, can be obtained at major grocers, bottlers, Hotels and Cafes as well as from the Principal Agent

70 Goudschestraat,

Chemical Reports are sent free on request."
Source: Het nieuws van den dag : kleine courant 25-08-1890
"That's a bit mean." Was Dolores's reaction to the advert. But there were a lot of counterfeit goods around. And companies had to protect their brands.

Funny thing is, though, I always thought Van Vollenhoven's Stout was the most highly-regarded.


The Beer Nut said...

Maybe it's designed to make you question that.

I heard someone was passing off TT Landlord as Greene King IPA. The dastards!

Ron Pattinson said...

John Keeling told a story about casks of ESB being sent out incorrectly labelled as London Pride. They provided a very jolly evening for some punters.