Cohn’s Brewery Excelsior Lager Beer Poster Bendigo


In 1882 Cohn Bros’ Victoria Brew­ery produced the first successful lager beer in Australia under the brand name Excelsior. They sent family back to Bavaria to learn the process and to collect the bottom fermenting yeast. To maintain a chilled temperature, the company installed the first refrigeration and ice making plant invented by James Harrison. This beer was the first lager beer made in the traditional manner with Bavarian lager yeast only made possible in the hot Australian conditions by refrigeration. 

Harrison founded the Geelong Advertiser newspaper and was a member of the Victorian Legislative Council and Victorian Legislative Assembly. Harrison is also remembered as the first inventor of the mechanical refrigeration process creating ice and founder of the Victorian Ice Works and as a result, is often called ‘the father of refrigeration’. In 1873 he won a gold medal at the Melbourne Exhibition by proving that meat kept frozen for months.

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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.

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Post for all our art prints. Private courier can be arranged by request.

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