From pint and long sleever, to pot, middy and schooner By MICK ROBERTS © THE ‘long sleever’ was an impressive looking beer glass that stood 45cm high and held an Imperial pint, or 20 fluid ounces. In colonial times, when… Read More ›
United Victuallers Association
Women at the bar
EVERYDAY SCENE at the Newcastle Hotel , George Street North. Three business girls get together for a lunchtime “hen party”. Centre back ground (wearing hat) is Mr. Ted (“Tiger”) Hennessy who was president of Lithgow ULVA for 12 years. –… Read More ›
1929 beer price increase
“SWALLOW” LESS IN NEW GLASSES Black Wednesday at the Bar! ‘Tis Black Wednesday – a frothy pint costs a penny more from 6 o’clock this morning – blame [Treasurer] Dr. [Earle] Page’s Federal Budget. A pint of beer, ale, lager,… Read More ›
Sydney’s stolen beer glass epidemic: Over 180,000 glasses a week disappeared from the city’s 600 pubs in 1944
DURING the 1940s, Sydney’s pubs was suffering a persisting problem with customers stealing beer glasses. The problem had been around for decades, but the curious practice of ‘souveniring’ beer glasses from Sydney’s pubs had become a major headache for publicans… Read More ›
The Plasto method: How to pull a proper beer
THIS week an American visitor complained of the way beer is served in Sydney hotels – This week 27 barmaids and barmen employed by a well-known Sydney hotelkeeper, received with their pay envelopes, instructions on the art of pulling and… Read More ›
Beer garden… Sydney style
NSW President of ULVA (Mr. Connolly) says Australia’s climate is not suitable for beer gardens. – The Sun (Sydney, NSW ) Wednesday 30 January 1946.
Where are you Ronnie Tilley?
YOUNG Ronnie Tilley would be drawing close to 75 years of age today , if he is still enjoying a glass of ginger beer today….
Old Hotel Laws
MAKE AMUSING PROVISIONS. New South Wales liquor laws harbor many strange provisions says Licensed Victuallers’ Association Mr. N. N. Connoly. Among them are: * A hotel is regarded as a temporary morgue for a corpse. * A licensee shall provide accommodation… Read More ›