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Guinness Was Once The Nazi Beer Of Choice: Black Beer For Black Shirts (The Posters)

By on 16 May 2014 | comments 0

ONCE upon a time, Guinness was gut fuhrer Nazi boys and girls. The drinks brand marketed the black brew to the black shirts with the slogan:

 “Es ist Zeit für ein Guinneß!”

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John Gilroy created these images in 1936 for the advertising agency SH Benson, notes  Zythophile. But the camping to get Nazis drinking Guinness was never launched.

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Indeed, it took until 1955 before Britons looked up and saw those “flying toucans” in the “toucans over the RAF aerodrome” poster.

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