Monday, 12 May 2014

Boags Beer!

James Boags & Sons - Beer!

Interesting to note that this Beer is made here in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia since 1881 not far from the city centre.

James Boag 1 the elder (1822-1890) was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire Scottland and in 1853 he with his wife, Janet, and their four children immigrated to Australia. After three months in the Victorian goldfields, they came to Tasmania.
He worked at several local breweries before entering into partnership with his son James Boag II to run Esk Brewery. The brewery later became what is now known as Boag's Brewery.
The last James Boag died in 1976.  The company is not now family owned.

In 2010 J. Boag and Son employed over 150 people and produced over 76,000,000 litres (17,000,000 imp gal; 20,000,000 US gal) of beer annually. (approximately) They make many types of beer from the pure waters of Tasmania.






16 comments:

  1. I am not a beer drinker, but I love these photos! Happy Mother's Day to you. :)

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    1. I don't drink beer either.
      Thanks re Mother's Day :) Same to you.

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  2. I love beer so maybe one day I can drink one bottle.

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    1. Well you never know, one day you may drink Boags Beer :)

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  3. I have never heard of the name Boag in relation to Scotland before, so looked it up. Apparently it is a very ancient Scottish name dating back long before the Norman Conquest in 1066. I wrote a post about Paisley a few months ago, it is where paisley fabric was spun on little hand looms in the mid 19th century.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary. That is a long time ago. I recall your post regarding Paisley. I expect the Boag family tree has been done, the descendants could be scattered all over the lands :)

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  4. That brick building is actually beautiful ~ lovely photo !

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  5. It's a pretty old brick building and I like the sign, although I can't quite work out the meaning of the logo.

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    1. The sign means, 'strong' as far as I am aware. The arm of a man with muscles, and a man on a horse = strong. I really don't know why they have that as a logo :)

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  6. We did a tour of that brewery it was very interesting. Great history too.

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    1. That was wonderful that you did do the tour. We haven't yet, but that is typical.

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