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Pub resorts to sawn-off bottles, jars and enamel mugs during war time beer glass shortages

cairns beer mugs 1944

AUSTERITY BEER MUGS

BEER AT Hides Hotel, Cairns, is served in sawn-off beer bottles, coffee jars, enamel mugs, and honey jars. The manager says all the hotel’s drinking glasses have been “souvenired.” Prices for drinks range from 9d to 3/6, according to size.

– Daily Telegraph, June 12, 1944.


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