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May 12, 2021

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Paul and Strop at Hotel Brunswick for the commercial shoot on Sunday.

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After 35 years John Cornell, Delvene Delaney and Paul Hogan have ‘got the band back together’ as Stop, Rosie and Hoges to record a commercial for ‘Hotel Brunswick Classic Brew’ the signature beer brewed in-house at the Hotel Brunswick with all profits going to the Fire Relief Fund.

Co-incidentally Mandy Nolan hosted Byron Live that featured Delvene as the major guest just one day after the momentous shoot that saw one of Australia’s most well

loved and culturally significant comedy trio’s back doing what they do best: make people feel good.


‘It was absolutely awesome to be back together on set. For just a moment, I got a glimpse of two old mates, Hoges and Strop, still sinking beers together, with Rosie the barmaid still cackling away!’ says Delvene of the 30 second commercial shot at the historic Hotel Brunswick that airs from 23 Jan.

The team included the writer of the campaign (Alan Johnston of MOJO advertising), the director Justin McMillan, his excellent first-class crew, family and friends as extras, and hotel staff and management. As owners of the Hotel Brunswick, Delvene Delaney, John Cornell and David Gyngell are committed to doing what they can for the current bushfire situation. Along with Paul Hogan, the hotel owners have already kicked in $200k for the Fire Relief Fund which is in support of wildlife rescue, forest repair and volunteer firefighters.

Delvene ‘Rosie’ Delaney.

Once the fire crisis eases, the Hotel Brunswick Classic Brew ‘Top-Up Tap’ will continue to fund other worthy causes. So, when you quench your thirst with a Classic Brew, you’ll be giving too.

Now that’s a very warm-hearted coldie.

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  1. That is so cool !
    Good on you Hoges, Strop and Rosie. – you are the greatest Aussies !
    I bet you’ll do so much good for the Fire Relief Fund.

    Dave Dane

  2. Delvene, John and David….yes, they have a highly successful business in the Brunswick pub…..but have not loss the sense of ‘community’. The amount of work done by this trio in the public domain is well covered but it is the unsaid work they do in the private domain for members of the community that is done with graciousness, sensitivity and no publicity. We acknowledge their business acumen and celebrate even more their long standing and on-going support for us all. I strongly suspect this new beer will have a great future and returns for which we all stand to benefit.

  3. Bloomin Legends Mate! We all grew up watching these brilliant people – Their Aussie legends and We Love love love them down to earth real fair dinkum aussie’s mates!
    . Go Delvene…Stropp…Hoges …

  4. Congrats and well done Hoges, Strop and Delvene! So great to see you out there keeping the Aussie spirit alive and well in times of tragedy. Thankyou all, you restore my hope while our beautiful Country is being ravaged by drought and fires.


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