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Beer Collection

Cheers to the timeless allure of beer

Background imageBeer Collection: A production still image from Ice Cold In Alex (1958)

A production still image from Ice Cold In Alex (1958)
Harry Andrews, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms and John Mills in scene from Jack Lee Thompsons classic war title Ice Cold in Alex

Background imageBeer Collection: Hogarth, Beer Street

Hogarth, Beer Street. A political print supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin. A scene of London life in which happy and healthy tradesmen

Background imageBeer Collection: John Mills in Ice Cold In Alex (1958)

John Mills in Ice Cold In Alex (1958)
A portrait of John Mills as Captain Anson from Jack Lee Thompsons classic war film Ice Cold In Alex

Background imageBeer Collection: Croagh Patrick, Westport, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland

Croagh Patrick, Westport, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland

Background imageBeer Collection: Two men relaxing in a pub in Edinburgh, circa 1945

Two men relaxing in a pub in Edinburgh, circa 1945

Background imageBeer Collection: HOGARTH: GIN LANE. Beer Street and Gin Lane. Steel engraving, c1860

HOGARTH: GIN LANE. Beer Street and Gin Lane. Steel engraving, c1860, after the original by William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Background imageBeer Collection: Formula One Championship, Rd 15, United States Grand Prix East, Watkins Glen, USA, 2 October 1977

Formula One Championship, Rd 15, United States Grand Prix East, Watkins Glen, USA, 2 October 1977
James Hunt (GBR) celebrates his win in Victory Lane with his McLaren M26, a cigarette, a beer, and a Penthouse Pet. Formula One Championship, Rd 15, United States Grand Prix East, Watkins Glen, USA

Background imageBeer Collection: Dylan Thomas Drinking & Smoking

Dylan Thomas Drinking & Smoking
Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914 - 1953) drinking a glass of beer and smoking while seated at a desk with stacks of his books of poetry, New York City, c. 1950. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageBeer Collection: HOGARTH: BEER STREET. Beer Street and Gin Lane. Steel engraving, c1860

HOGARTH: BEER STREET. Beer Street and Gin Lane. Steel engraving, c1860, after the original by William Hogarth

Background imageBeer Collection: Huggins Beer advert

Huggins Beer advert
Bottle of Huggins Light Dinner Ale Beer, advert 1908 Date: 1908

Background imageBeer Collection: Athlone and River Shannon, County Westmeath, Ireland

Athlone and River Shannon, County Westmeath, Ireland
Athlone and River Shannon, County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland, showing the Church of Saints Peter and Paul. circa 1970s

Background imageBeer Collection: Dundalk, County Louth, Republic of Ireland

Dundalk, County Louth, Republic of Ireland. circa 1970s

Background imageBeer Collection: Europe, Ireland, Dublin. Exterior of Brazen Head pub, established in 1198 AD. Credit as

Europe, Ireland, Dublin. Exterior of Brazen Head pub, established in 1198 AD. Credit as
Ireland, Dublin. Exterior of Brazen Head pub, established in 1198 AD. Credit as: Dennis Flaherty / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont(RF)

Background imageBeer Collection: Coopers at work making wooden barrels

Coopers at work making wooden barrels
Four coopers hard at work in their workshop making traditional wooden barrels. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageBeer Collection: Westvleteren Trappist beer at the abbey in Saint Sixtus, enjoying local beer

Westvleteren Trappist beer at the abbey in Saint Sixtus, enjoying local beer, near Poperinge, West Flanders, Belgium, Europe

Background imageBeer Collection: Spaten Brau Publicity 2

Spaten Brau Publicity 2
A waitress brings four seidels of frothy Spaten-Brau

Background imageBeer Collection: Slea Head Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry Ireland

Slea Head Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry Ireland

Background imageBeer Collection: Boats on the beach, Beer, Devon, England, UK

Boats on the beach, Beer, Devon, England, UK

Background imageBeer Collection: Harrys New York bar in Paris

Harrys New York bar in Paris. Patrons attempting to break the world record for drinking two litres of beer in seventeen seconds. C. 1947

Background imageBeer Collection: Blue Dress / Beer 1922

Blue Dress / Beer 1922
Blue dress by Beer: low neckline, open to the hips at the side & worn over a grey slip. Bodice & low waistband decorated in a feather motif plus a bandeau & earrings

Background imageBeer Collection: Queen Mother drinks a pint of beer in a pub in Stepney

Queen Mother drinks a pint of beer in a pub in Stepney

Background imageBeer Collection: Cheeseburger and chips

Cheeseburger and chips. Processed foods, such as found, in a cheeseburger are usually low in fibre and high in fats. Too much fatty food in the diet is associated with health risks

Background imageBeer Collection: Old beer poster, Plzen, West Bohemia, Czech Republic, Europe

Old beer poster, Plzen, West Bohemia, Czech Republic, Europe

Background imageBeer Collection: Aerial view of the beach and cliffs at Beer, East Devon

Aerial view of the beach and cliffs at Beer, East Devon. Date: 1960s

Background imageBeer Collection: Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. Alexander Keiths Nova Scotia Brewery. Barrels

Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax. Alexander Keiths Nova Scotia Brewery. Barrels of Keiths India Pale Ale. (Editorial Usage Only)

Background imageBeer Collection: Five adjacent pubs in Portsmouth, Hampshire

Five adjacent pubs in Portsmouth, Hampshire
Portsmouth was a town of many wonders in 1911. One of them was the possession of five fully licensed houses standing next to each other

Background imageBeer Collection: Rejected by the Inventions Board IX - Heath Robinson

Rejected by the Inventions Board IX - Heath Robinson
The Pilsener Pump for tapping the enemys beer; another hilariously convoluted contraption to foil the enemy during World War I from William Heath Robinson

Background imageBeer Collection: Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London

Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London, with the Shirland Hotel (pub, now the Truscott Arms) on the left. Date: circa 1910

Background imageBeer Collection: The Village, Branscombe, Devon

The Village, Branscombe, Devon
The Village, Branscombe, Seaton, near Beer, Devon, England. Date: 1900s

Background imageBeer Collection: Bantry Town and Bantry Bay, West Cork, Republic of Ireland

Bantry Town and Bantry Bay, West Cork, Republic of Ireland

Background imageBeer Collection: Courtown Harbour and Beach, County Wexford

Courtown Harbour and Beach, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland

Background imageBeer Collection: Helvick Head, Dungarvan, County Waterford

Helvick Head, Dungarvan, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland

Background imageBeer Collection: John Mills Basil Hoskins and Anthony Quayle

John Mills Basil Hoskins and Anthony Quayle
in a scene from Ice Cold In Alex (1957)

Background imageBeer Collection: Advert, Gaskell & Chambers Ltd, Bar Fitters

Advert, Gaskell & Chambers Ltd, Bar Fitters
Advert for Gaskell & Chambers Ltd (incorporated with Yates & Greenways), Bar Fitters, Manufacturers of Beer Engines and Hotel Bar Requisites, Counters, Back Fittings, Seating

Background imageBeer Collection: Replica Samuel Adams beer barrel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Replica Samuel Adams beer barrel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
USA, Massachusetts, Boston, Replica Samuel Adams beer barrel

Background imageBeer Collection: Gravestone in the Graveyard of Winchester Cathedral

Gravestone in the Graveyard of Winchester Cathedral
Gravestone of Thomas Thetcher, a Grenadier in the North Regiment of the Hampshire Militia who died of a violent fever contracted by drinking Small Beer when hot on 12th May 1764

Background imageBeer Collection: Seapoint Ballroom and Restaurant, Salthill, Galway, Ireland

Seapoint Ballroom and Restaurant, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
Seapoint Ballroom and Restaurant, Salthill, Galway, Republic of Ireland. circa 1970s

Background imageBeer Collection: Castletownbere, Beara Peninsula, Republic of Ireland

Castletownbere, Beara Peninsula, Republic of Ireland

Background imageBeer Collection: The River Suir at Clonmel, County Tipperary

The River Suir at Clonmel, County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland

Background imageBeer Collection: Old man in Stoke pub -1

Old man in Stoke pub -1
An elderly man sits in the bar of a working class pub in Staffordshire. He has a half pint of mild ale. It is early doors and there is a portrait of the Queen on the wall - 1 Date: 1987

Background imageBeer Collection: Down to the Dregs, 1880 (c1902)

Down to the Dregs, 1880 (c1902)
Down to the Dregs, 1880, (c1902). Artist, John Seymour Lucas. A man in 17th century dress drains a tankard of beer. From The Nations Pictures

Background imageBeer Collection: Gin Lane (Beer Street and Gin Lane 2), 1751. Artist: Hogarth, William (1697-1764)

Gin Lane (Beer Street and Gin Lane 2), 1751. Artist: Hogarth, William (1697-1764)
Gin Lane (Beer Street and Gin Lane 2), 1751. From a private collection

Background imageBeer Collection: Whitbreads Pale Ale

Whitbreads Pale Ale
WHITBREADs PALE ALE Fashionable people on a luxury cruiser enjoy a glass of beer

Background imageBeer Collection: Advert / Whitbread Pale A

Advert / Whitbread Pale A
WHITBREADs PALE ALE ashore or afloat, the best summer beverage

Background imageBeer Collection: Munich Bierkeller C1905

Munich Bierkeller C1905
The Hofbrauhaus-Saal, Munchen

Background imageBeer Collection: Hop Picking into Bins

Hop Picking into Bins
Kent hop pickers picking into bins

Background imageBeer Collection: George Inn, Botley CC97_02370

George Inn, Botley CC97_02370
GEORGE INN, Botley, Oxfordshire. View from Seacourt Stream showing a group outside the George Inn in 1892. Henry Taunt

Background imageBeer Collection: John Bull taking Luncheon or British Cooks cramming Old Grumble Gizzard with Bonne Chere

John Bull taking Luncheon or British Cooks cramming Old Grumble Gizzard with Bonne Chere
2966820 John Bull taking Luncheon or British Cooks cramming Old Grumble Gizzard with Bonne Chere, pub 1798 (hand coloured engraving) by Gillray




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Cheers to the timeless allure of beer. 🍻 From the iconic production still image of Ice Cold In Alex (1958) to Hogarth's captivating Beer Street, this beloved beverage has left its mark throughout history. Just like John Mills in Ice Cold In Alex, we raise our glasses to celebrate the artistry and craftsmanship behind brewing. HOGARTH: GIN LANE takes us back to a bygone era where beer played a significant role in society, while Huggins Beer advert reminds us of the enduring popularity of this drink. Dylan Thomas knew how to enjoy life with a pint in hand, as depicted in his Drinking & Smoking portrait. Behind every great a team of dedicated coopers crafting wooden barrels with precision and care. Whether it's enjoying a cold one by Athlone and River Shannon or Dundalk in County Louth, Republic of Ireland, beer brings people together across borders and cultures. Even Formula One drivers celebrated their victories at United States Grand Prix East with an ice-cold brew on that memorable day in 1977. And let's not forget Dublin's Brazen Head pub – established way back in 1198 AD – standing as a testament to the lasting legacy culture. So next time you savor your favorite brew, take a moment to appreciate its rich history and the joy it brings.