Sunday, 15 November 2020

D'Arcy's Dublin Extra Stout Label

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Trawling though a few old newspapers online I came across the below advertisement for D'Arcy's Brewery in Dublin in the Sport (Dublin) newspaper from 1896. I was quite take by the facsimile of the label for their Dublin Extra Stout - complete with anchor - so I cleaned up the image a little a decided it was worth posting here.

It's a nice piece of Dublin brewing history, I wonder has anyone got the real thing?


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Martyn Cornell said...

D'Arcy labels seem remarkably rare, considering it was a big brewery with an extensive export business: I've found D'Arcy's stout being advertised in Indonesia in the late 19th century.

Jagtoon said...

Two of the reasons it's so rare to find despite John D'Arcy & Son's Anchor Brewery being the second largest in Dublin at the time, was that when it closed in the 1920's, the brewery was taken over by Watkin's Jameson and Pim, which had it's own competing stout. Guinness agents were also known to buy up/collect competing stouts images.

Watkins remaining Georgian brewery HQ building still exists in Dublin. Behind drawn shades, curtains and barred windows, the remains of John D'Arcy & Son's Anchor Brewery may still be stored.

D'Arcy's Anchor Brewery also brewed O'Connell's Dublin Ale, which it took over when the original Phoenix Brewery closed