It wasn’t exactly a regional beer, but it was an acquired taste (and I loved it!) – Hop ‘N’ Gator, produced by Pittsburgh Brewing in the 1970’s.
Back about 1976 I was brought fresh samples of Horlacher, Brew II ("Second To None"), and Imperial Pilsner from Horlacher Brewing in Allentown, PA. "My grandpa drank nothing but Neuweiler’s until they closed, and now he drinks nothing but cross-town rival Horlacher," my Geology 126 lab instructor Carl Brennan told me. Horlacher was shuttered in 1979.
Horlacher also brewed a lager called Perfection. It was long-brewed and long-aged (like Ballantine I. P. A., except that it was made with a lager yeast). I never tasted that.
Maybe somebody remembers the short-lived product CHARGE!, which was from Little Switzerland Brewing in Huntington, West Virginia.
Alas, Atlantic Beer and Ale were way before my time: the Atlanta plant closed in 1954. My kingdom, though, for a cone-topped can of either! – A friend found several under a porch when they were demolishing an old house in Midtown Atlanta a few years back: he managed to flea market them for quite a bunch of money….
Now I AM off for that brew I promised myself lo those six or seven posts ago.
More Thirstily, Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia.
P. S. Great thread!!