Hey Hillbilly!! The San Miguel you get over here isn’t the same either is it?
Consistency was not the strong point for SM served in the bars in Angeles, Pampanga. Some nights I could stack 30 to 40 bottles with only trips to the binjo to divert my attention. Other times, 4 bottles of very high alcohol content would turn me into a falling down drunk.
Our currency was king size Chesterfield cigarettes. We could buy a 10 pack carton on base for $1.10, sell them in the Angeles market for 18 pesos and pay 40 centavos per SM. That came out to 45 beers for $1.10.