James Boag’s St George beer

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Title

James Boag’s St George beer

Subject

Alcohol, beer, Boag’s Brewery, crusade, dragon, label, logo, James Boag’s, Launceston, St George, sword, Tas, Tasmania.

Description

The Launceston, Tasmania, brewing company James Boag has a ‘St George’ beer. The bottle’s label features St George on a horse and carrying a sword trampling a dragon underfoot. This was one of the original logos of the brewery and has been used since 1883. The Boag’s website states that St George symbolises ‘strength, honour and courage’. Although the mounted figure depicts a more historic St George, who was a Roman soldier, than most other images, the tale of St George fighting a dragon is thought to have been brought to Western Europe by crusaders returning from the Holy Lands in the eleventh century.

More information about the beer can be found at http://www.classicblonde.com.au/#/brands/stgeorge/regular/background/

 

Creator

James Boag Brewery

Date

2009

Rights

James Boag Brewery

Format

Weblink

Files

Citation

“James Boag’s St George beer,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed January 19, 2020, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/884.