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Beer labels: Spot the difference #18

The Westoe Brewery. South Shields. Two Prize Bitter Beer labels.  The name of the company was changed in 1938 which together with the 1926 Beer Exhibition Prize, helps the dating a little.Westoe

Beer labels: Spot the difference #17

Two Timothy Old Strong Ale labels from Bentley’s Old Brewery in Rotherham. I think the one on the left was in use in the 1920s and 1930s and the one on the right is later, but before 1950.  Both labels are 77mm tall.

Bentley Old

As a result of some feedback, we thought we would mention the following. Should you wish to view all of the posts relating to either of the above, then scroll down the blog page. On the left hand side you will see a list of categories. Click on Spot The Difference for example & all the posts relating to that subject will appear. This does of course depend on us categorising posts correctly, but we have checked these 2 categories and so far so good. Hope this proves to be useful.

Beer labels: Spot the difference #16

Here is a message and images I received from a Yorkshire based fan.

I love your website, thank you for the displays of beer labels, especially the Yorkshire selection. The Carter, Milner and Bird were mostly new to me, as were the Kirkstall. At least I have some of the Hunts of York and the Whitakers.

Here are two different Duncan Gilmour Balaclava labels in the same series. Kind Regards James

Gilmour 2

Beer labels: Spot the difference #15

Always good to get a response to questions about beer labels. Thank you Steve for the information on the Harman’s differences. Images would be most welcome. Maybe other members/visitors to the site can help on any others. Our next spot the difference features Duncan Gilmour’s Extra Stout. No help on this, but I have thought for many years that the label on the left was the earlier issue, but reference to Richard Percival’s Brewery Tray website dates this style to the 1920s, which is a good 25 years before I believed it was introduced. Perhaps the label on the left is the post-war issue. Comments expected.



Beer labels: Spot the difference #14

A big thank you to Phil for providing images of these two IPA beer labels from John Thompson’s Bell Brewery, Studley in Warwickshire.  Always good to know that there are members out there with scanning facilities who are prepared to take the time to send in their images. If there was any interest out there I could dig out some more labels from this brewer to add it to the featured brewery section.

Thompson Studley

Spot the difference #13

An opportunity to feature both a spot the difference and a size matters using three labels from Frederick Robinson’s Unicorn Brewery in Stockport. These are the earlier and later versions of the Light Dinner Ale. I believe the earlier one was in use in the 1930s and the later in the 1950s. A small label just 63mm tall and probably used for both the half pint and pint bottles.Robinson 3

Spot the Difference #12

You have to wait ages for a new spot the difference and then two come along on the same day. This time two Harman’s of Uxbridge XXXX Strong Ale labels.Harman

Spot the Difference #11

Been a while since we posted one of these. So three Fredk. Smith of the Aston Model Brewery, Nut Brown Ale.Fredk Smith

Having been very quiet of late, I thought it was time to help you tweak those old grey cells. So here we go with #10 in the series.

Lamb Pale Ale comp

Apart from the obvious cropping on one label and the very slight size difference, how many can you spot. There are several so enjoy yourselves.