Hancocks Imperial Ale bottle
Hancock’s Imperial Ale was produced in Auckland during the early decades of the twentieth century. The ale was created by Conrad Bruetsch, the son of a Swiss brewer. Bruetsch worked in Melbourne before joining the Auckland brewing business owned by Thomas Hancock (1807-1893). The Hancock's ale was popular, award-winning, and a common beverage to find in these types of bottles.
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