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Monday, July 18, 2011



Blogger Davoh said...

..and it makes you (subliminally) rush out and buy a carton of James Boags beer?

Would you believe that have heard that the chinese have bought out/into Boags?

Would it make a difference?

July 19, 2011 6:54 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Dunno. I just like the ad.

July 19, 2011 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

San Miguel (Philippines) bought Boag's Brewery in 2000. It was sold to Lion Nathan (Australasian) in 2007. Lion Nathan is 100% owned by the Kirin Brewing Company and San Miguel is 48% owned by the Kirin Brewing Company. Kirin, in turn, is part of the Mitsubishi group.

Kirin are using the Lion Nathan brand to market beer in China. This would involve some local ownership in China. AFAIK the Australasian business is 100% owned by Kirin.

July 21, 2011 9:20 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Thanks, Andrew. Interesting information. I don't drink beer often and only rarely do I drink Boag's. But I love that ad.

July 21, 2011 10:25 AM  
Blogger lemmiwinks said...

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July 21, 2011 3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Lemmiwinks: you are correct, Coopers is the only major brand that is Australian owned. In fact, absent the CUB, Cascade and Coopers products and everything is owned by Lion Nathan.

However, I see from this Wikipedia page that there are over 100 microbreweries in Australia - I am now redesigning my motorcycle excursions so I can visit all of them:

July 26, 2011 9:30 AM  
Blogger Ann O'Dyne said...

oh Gerry, AndrewM beat me to it.
I like the ad too though. The Sirens who lured the sailors onto the island is a mythological tale.

Mitsubishi own King Island Dairy products, and PURA milk, Yoplait, and a lot more on your grocery shopping list. Japan owns 75% of Gunns Pulp Mills too.

July 29, 2011 7:34 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Hi Anne. Good to see you here. I hear what you're sayin'. But tell
me, what do you think of the ad? I love it. :-)

July 30, 2011 1:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, we're all commenting on something else, aren't we? I like the ad, great atmosphere. The 'Russell Falls' one is funnier, but.

July 30, 2011 3:22 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

You mean this one?

July 30, 2011 3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't get that one to load, Gerry; I meant this one:

July 31, 2011 9:17 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Yep, same ad. But now you've got me confoozled about why that link won't load for you. Loads for me... :-?

July 31, 2011 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, your link worked for me this afternoon, so I can't explain this morning. I see, however, that they aren't exactly the same ad: yours is the 90 second spot and mine was the 60 second spot. The longer one is better.

July 31, 2011 1:48 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Yea !!! I win !!! :-))))

July 31, 2011 5:59 PM  

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