Vintage Castle Prints
Sunday, June 8th, 2014
The Castle Lager Online Printshop offers quick and easy access to vintage imagery that portrays the Castle Lager heritage.
The famous brew’s legacy goes back more than a century. Since its humble beginnings in 1895, when Charles Glass first brewed at the Castle brewery in Johannesburg, Castle Lager has been bringing South Africans together.
Even as early as 1899 the brewery was recognised by one of Johannesburg’s early newspapers, the Digger’s News, naming it as ‘a phenomenal success’. Castle beer was so popular amongst the prospectors of the Witwatersrand gold rush that over 200 pubs opened in the small mining town and Charles Glass could barely keep up with demand.
Today Castle Lager is brewed in nine countries and regularly enjoyed in more than 40.
Would you like to own your own piece of South African history?
For more on the history of Castle Lager in South Africa the SAB World of Beer holds a wealth of beer knowledge. This beer museum’s fun and interactive journey explores the rich history of Africa’s beer culture, transporting you from the beginnings of Castle Lager and the story of Charles Glass, into the tombs of Egypt and mining townships of Johannesburg’s early days. Make sure to visit it when next in Joburg!