Cohn Bros 6o’clock Lager Poster


The brewing interests of the Cohn Bros (which had started in Bendigo in 1858),
together with forty freehold hotels, and the mortgages, bills of sale and bank
guarantees on an additional forty hotels, were sold to Carlton & United Breweries
Ltd on 30 April 1925, and beer production ceased at Bendigo. Cohn Bros continued
to produce aerated waters, ginger beers, cordials and 6 o’clock Lager. Cohn’s 6
o’clock Lager was produced without alcohol so that it could be sold legally after the
six o’clock closing time.

Six o’clock closing time was introduced in Australia during WWI, compelling public
houses to stop serving alcohol at 6pm. It was designed to improve public morals
and support women at home. However, the law inadvertently encouraged binge
drinking, which came to be known as the six o’clock swill.

The label includes the Australian Red Ensign on the left hand side, which is the flag
under which Australians fought in both world wars. Based on the graphic imagery
the poster was produced in the late 1920’s.

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This is a fantastic Australian brewery poster to compliment any wall. These prints
are highly collectable and a refreshing way to bring colour and verve onto any wall.
Our high quality art prints come professionally printed on art paper stock which
allows for a vivid image with exceptional colour vibrance and print quality. You will
not be disappointed with the quality and workmanship. We have an extensive
collection of brewery photographic and poster art and if you require something not
displayed on our site do not hesitate to contact us to see if we have it, you may be
pleasantly surprised.

We are adding new product and product types everyday. This piece comes in
multiple sizes for your convenience.

Shipping and Packing
Our products are delivered with a tissue wrap and rolled into a secured tube or
envelope (sandwiched between cardboard stiffeners to eliminate damage). Our
postage costs are for Australian customers only, for international sales please
contact us prior to purchase to arrange a quote for delivery. We ship via Australia
Post for all our art prints. Private courier can be arranged by request.

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