DB responds to wowsers

DB has responded to the wowsers who want to get the Tui Girls sacked from their jobs:

Tui marketing manager Jarrod Bear said the Tui Brewery girls were a long-established part of the beer’s marketing campaign which fully complied with advertising regulations.

“We salute Ms Morris for voicing her opinions and the public discussion it has created. The feedback Tui has received has been overwhelmingly supportive. Tui Brewery Limited is an equal opportunities employer and we have no grounds for dismissal of the Tui Brewery girls, especially when they’re doing such a great job .”

Thanks to the free publicity we can now expect Tui sales to increase. The law of unintended consequences often works in mysterious ways.

 


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  • michaels

    Can’t see sales increasing, the beer is crap, the ads are the best but the beer……..

    But then maybe that’s cause I can’t stand the DB taste.

  • Gazzaw

    There’s no such thing as bad beer Michael, some are just worse than others. 

    • Euan Rt

      You are obviously not old enough to remember Leopard beer Gazza.

      • Groans

        Oh man, bad memories, wasn’t it the pits.  I remember my first trip to Hawke’s Bay, couldn’t believe there were actually such things as Leopard Pubs thought the only place you got it was Air NZ

      • Richard B. (formally poorman)

        ha.. ha…

        Leopard Paws!!!

        What about Joseph Kutze?

      • Gazzaw

        I have to agree Euan. I could go one worse though – Wards Timaru Ale.

      • Gazzaw

        I can recall Leopard on Air NZ Groans – or was it TEAL? My first overseas trip with the lads to Fiji & it involved a five hour trip from Whenuapai to Nadi on an Electra. Can vividly recall the Leopard beer. Wasn’t it the first beer in NZ to be packaged in cans?

      • politically unstable

         I thought Wards was rebranded and became Canterbury Ale, and then became very popular? or is this an urban myth

      • wannano

         Oh I dunno…Leopard Continental wasn’t all bad when I was in my late teens.

        Sometimes it wasn’t a bad leg opener either.

      • Guestosterone

        wards (i think) was rebranded as canterbury draught (“our beer”)

        more commonly known as wards shandy

        horrible stuff and wasn’t popular long

      • Gazzaw

        Rebranding Wards to Canterbury Ale did nothing to improve it. I seem to recall drinking the stuff by the jugful at near room temperature at the Blenheim Road pub or maybe it was Nancys in Riccarton. There was a particularly nasty drop brewed on the West Coast in the ’60s too.

      • Bobm (ex RNZN and Angry Croc)

        That’s all we got during my Navy days in the 60s Euan, 2 cans/man/day. Beggars couldn’t be choosers.

      • Euan Rt

        Bob you got cans in the 60’s? Even yoghurt came in bottles in the 60’s. I wouldn’t know, I wasn’t buying the stuff quite that young. 

      • Bobm (ex RNZN and Angry Croc)

        Yes Euan, thats why the Navy used them because they where the only beer in cans, making for easier handling and storage.

      • Euan Rt

        Bob you would have got a rum allowance also wouldn’t you.

  • Greg M

    Lion brown on tap. horrific.

    • Bobm (ex RNZN and Angry Croc)

      What was the crap they served on the inter-island ferry in the 60s? I suspect they recycled it before the next sailing.

  • Guestosterone

    those giant cans of Double Brown were great for unclogging drains

    • Guestosterone

      maybe we should chip in for a 6-pack for hakim…

      • Gazzaw

        A ‘Swap-a-Crate’ would be better. Remember those?

      • Euan Rt

        Or you could get the flagon refilled.

      • Sarrs

        Gazzaw – don’t know about your part of the country but crates are still very popular down here and you can still fill riggers at a couple of places.

      • Gazzaw

        Sarrs, I live in Jafaland. I haven’t seen a crate or a flagon for years but I’m sure that they are still around somewhere. You have reminded me of a funny episode that happened to me about ten years ago. I was with a group of fellow Jafas who had booked out the Otematata Hotel for a week for the Maadi Cup regatta that was being held at Twizel. About ten of us went to the bar for a drink – there was a deathly hush as we walked into the bar clad in our brand new Rodd & Gunn country gear. The bar was packed with locals who were there to watch a Crusaders v Highlanders game and you could hear a pin drop when I ordered
        five Steinies, three chardies & two savvies. The barman was stunned and had great delight in telling me (& everyone in the bar) “We only serve real beer & top shelf at this pub mate”.

        Didn’t stop them getting a few cases of wine in from Oamaru the next day though.

    • Auto_immune

      I was chastised by a bunch of Otago Uni students once for disrespecting Double Brown.  They told me it was the best beer to get for the price.  I told them to pay more – they didn’t get it.

      • Guestosterone

        Flame has taken over the more %age alcohol for your buck mantle I believe

    • Sarrs

      Gazzaw – thing about pubs down here is they lack any pretension. My local is also local to Road Knights, Accountants, Lawyers, Musos, Mechanics, Freezing Workers, Tradesmen and everyone else you could imagine. Best way to ingratiate yourself is to come in, say g’day to the person next to you at the bar and then put your $1 on the table for pool. 

      Wine choices are red and white (still or sparkling) yet there are four choices of rum :) 

  • Guestosterone

    return serve

    • Euan Rt

      that was quick.

    • Steve (North Shore)

      Just dropped that on Facebook and the email circuit lol

  • Groans

    To Gazzaw.  Don’t know if it was the first in cans.  Those Double Brown cans had been around for a while.  Still believe it was the worst beer in cans or anything.  Someone will know which beer was the first in cans.  Actually don’t find most NZ beers to be that good anymore, like to suck on imported Heineken and Becks these days

  • napalm in the morning

    Southland Bitter,  made Double Brown taste like a premium beer!

  • Guestosterone

    ranfurly draught is the worst i’ve ever supped

  • Sarrs

    Students call Double Brown ‘Do-Bro’ and consume it in vast quantities. When I was younger and working after school in a rural Southland supermarket, 20 440ml Ranfurly cans were $20.00 – we used to go through pallets of it every week. 

  • Vlad

    1960’s Speights in a flagon – flat from the very first glass.  The re-branding of Speights was a marketing masterpiece.  The agency that did that could get Phill Goff re-elected leader.

    • Sarrs

      I drink Speight’s but even I will admit that you a. can’t let it get even a little bit warm or b. drink it when it’s even remotely near to it’s best by date. 

  • jay cee

    now your taking the piss.

  • Pokerface

    Ever tried “Croucher’s Premium Beers”?  Brewed in Rotorua….outstanding!

  • Scott90

    Tui billboard in Ellerslie has been suitably updated. They just finished now.

  • Boss Hogg

    Elephant Beer – Now that brings back some horrible memories…………

    Mrs Boss Hogg’s Dad use to own the Leopard Tavern in Freemans bay – beat that !!

    • Euan Rt

      Boss, I expect every other pub in the area beat it – no disrespect to the missus dad.

      • Boss Hogg

        Not at all, The Leopard was an institution down there.  Fisherman in the pub at 0600.  This is back in the 70’s – No Sunday trading – Yeah Right

      • Euan Rt

        Thirsty folk those fisherman… My experimental early years were in rural Canterbury about that time. Could walk into a pub and get served at 17. You were either across the road at the Leopard or over this side in the Lion.

    • Gazzaw

      Boss, some of the best beers that I ever had were Tiger drafts at the SDF NCO’s Club.
      Bloody nectar in that heat.

    • ConwayCaptain

      In the Royal Docks in London berore they were shut down in the late 70’s there were pubs that opened at 0600.  The wharfies would go in and sink 6-8 pints before turn to at 0800 and do more at lunch and then after knock off would sink 6-8 more.

      However we used to load a ship in 7 working days (no Sat pm and Sunday work) and it would take the NZ or Aussie wharfies twice or 3 times as long to discharge.

      The London wharfies were on piece rates.

  • Mr_Blobby

    Unlike DB I can’t bring myself to salute you, Ms Morris. Can’t seem to rise to the occasion. But by all means go right ahead and XXXX yourself.

  • thor42

    I reckon Lion (especially Lion Red) is awful.
    Not really into beer at all – cider is more my tipple.  

  • Sooty

    Anyone got a picture of Ms Morris?

    • Bobm (ex RNZN and Angry Croc)

      The camera failed!!!

  • Steve (North Shore)

    A long time ago there was a beer strike or shortage. Hamilton ran out of booze. I organised 4 cars with trailers  to go to Napier and buy up large on Leopard Draught flagons.
    Made a bundle selling at twice the retail price

    • Steve (North Shore)

      Anyway, don’t let the deranged feminazis get you down

    • Vlad

      That is probably the worst insult to the town of Hamilton I have ever read.  

  • Bunswalla

    Theakston’s Old Peculier (sic) fucking brilliant!

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