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Gumble Frankieton

Premium Gold
Jul 3, 2007
1,526
4,744
The North
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Could you come on and describe the beer and the moment to us


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I'm clearly off on a tangent here, but its Bigfooty so that's ok... I think it's time to resurrect Courage beer. Still one of the all-time great sponsorship/slogan tie-ins "North Have Courage". The only downside is that I recall Old Man Frankieton telling me that the beer wasn't the best. Yes, I am a bit bored and have too much time on my hands but that notwithstanding lets imagine Colonial Brewing get the rights to the Courage Beer name and put some decent quality beer into it. We rock up to Arden St and get to have a nice cold beer as we watch the footy with a nice big NORTH HAVE COURAGE sign on the fence.
 

Le Grille

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 14, 2005
16,013
28,471
Perth
AFL Club
North Melbourne
I'm clearly off on a tangent here, but its Bigfooty so that's ok... I think it's time to resurrect Courage beer. Still one of the all-time great sponsorship/slogan tie-ins "North Have Courage". The only downside is that I recall Old Man Frankieton telling me that the beer wasn't the best. Yes, I am a bit bored and have too much time on my hands but that notwithstanding lets imagine Colonial Brewing get the rights to the Courage Beer name and put some decent quality beer into it. We rock up to Arden St and get to have a nice cold beer as we watch the footy with a nice big NORTH HAVE COURAGE sign on the fence.
I endorse this
 

gokangas

Premium Platinum
Jan 16, 2004
35,254
22,817
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Storm - Victory
I'm clearly off on a tangent here, but its Bigfooty so that's ok... I think it's time to resurrect Courage beer. Still one of the all-time great sponsorship/slogan tie-ins "North Have Courage". The only downside is that I recall Old Man Frankieton telling me that the beer wasn't the best. Yes, I am a bit bored and have too much time on my hands but that notwithstanding lets imagine Colonial Brewing get the rights to the Courage Beer name and put some decent quality beer into it. We rock up to Arden St and get to have a nice cold beer as we watch the footy with a nice big NORTH HAVE COURAGE sign on the fence.
Dreadful stuff. Quite possibly the worst beer ever brewed. But the club had a fantastic deal with them. I got married in the Social Club in 1979 and the deal was they served CUB beer. They did, but in Courage branded jugs. Robbie Smith (RIP) hated the stuff too but the sponsorship was one of the best of that era.
 

Gumble Frankieton

Premium Gold
Jul 3, 2007
1,526
4,744
The North
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Dreadful stuff. Quite possibly the worst beer ever brewed. But the club had a fantastic deal with them. I got married in the Social Club in 1979 and the deal was they served CUB beer. They did, but in Courage branded jugs. Robbie Smith (RIP) hated the stuff too but the sponsorship was one of the best of that era.
Yep, I think my old man said it gave him a headache but that may have been intake related (there was a bit to celebrate back then).
 

gokangas

Premium Platinum
Jan 16, 2004
35,254
22,817
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Storm - Victory
Yep, I think my old man said it gave him a headache but that may have been intake related (there was a bit to celebrate back then).
That was the common complaint. Could have just a couple and get a headache - your dad is right. Plus it was in the days when a Victorian would never drink anything other than CUB, especially anything brewed in another state. Courage thought they would break into the Vic market being locally based and locally brewed (Broadmeadows) but they made one mistake. The beer was 5hit. Clubs and pubs that gave Courage pouring rights struggled big time.
 

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