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One year before Wrexham Lager was founded the Welsh Rugby Union was founded in Neath. If there had been a Neath Lager it might have advertised itself as Neath, South Wales, ENGLAND. Or perhaps not.
|Kill tigers, own slaves, drink Wrexham Lager|
At this point I'll mention that Wrexham Lager has been relaunched and is now embracing its Welsh identity and its place in Wrexham history. So this is not intended to be a dig at the current owners although it would be nice if their website would acknowledge the confused history of the brands former owners.
A simple image search shows that they regularly pretended that they were in England. The following is taken from the Brewers History Society website.
|V for Victory, Dunkirk, Blighty, Breeteesh etc|
And let's not forget that 'British' is best, that is why those slaves were serving their 'British' masters with 'British' beer. Days of empire, the map was all pink, imperialism, colonial rule, rule-Britannia, God bless the King and all that nonsonse.
Thankfully the original ashamed-to-be-Welsh Wrexham Lager ceased to be in 2000 and has since been taken over by people who are not ashamed to use words like Wales, Welsh or even words that are not in English at all. The current owners actually use Cymraeg on their branding.
I'm a bit unsure of the 'Pride of the Celts' but other than that there is a dragon and 'Cwrw Cymru' translates as Welsh Beer. It's taken over a century but at least now an iconic Welsh brand is using Wales as its branding and not trying to trade off another country or an empire in order to boost sales.
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