POC(Pride of Cleveland) has to be one of the Best of the Worst. A beer brewed in Cleveland, Ohio. I am certain the water came from Lake Erie, and that they didn’t filter it. The best thing about it was that it was cheap, it didn’t even qualify as inexpensive,less $4.00 per case. The best way to drink it was when you were drunk already. So, as poor college students, we would buy a case or more of POC, and a six-pack of so-called good beer, which then was Bud, shotgun a couple to get a buzz, then one didn’t care what they drank, as long as it wet. It didn’t even have to be cold after a while.
We also had a nasty pop wine called Bali Hi, and a cheap lambrusco, which I swear still had grape skin in it, and what I am still firmly convinced were pieces of toe nails and sloughed off foot skin from the grape stompers. But when you got it free with an all you could eat spaghetti dinner on thursday nights, for a whooping $2.00, at the local laundry mat/bar/restaurant. Then it was heaven. After all if you can remember the 60’s then you didn’t have any fun. What was my train of thought again?