I have an old Carling Black Label can from Natick,MA-the kind you needed a can opener to open.
It is hard to believe that Sam Adams originally came from the same test labs in Pittsburgh as Iron City.
How about green beer which always appears at St. Patty’s day?
And one of my favorites, Nude Beer, brewed in NJ (same brewery as Kappy’s brand), where the label changed (faded)to reveal a nude woman.
I have six sixpacks of 1982 Worlds Fair Beer in Knoxville Tennessee. Pretty can but the beer was ugly. Only way you could drink it was half frozen. It may appreciate in value but it will not be because of its olafactory presence or palate delight.
Paul E. Smith
In the late 90’s we ran across BAD FROG BEER in Michigan then again here in Indiana. Yucky taste, but we bought a 6 pack for the graphics on the bottles and the carrier. Nasty looking Frog, giving you the bird, and talking about his bad attitude.
When we moved East I sold the bottles for $5 apiece at our going away clearance yard sale !! Kept the folded carrier for the memories.
1500 hits on this thread… Amazing !! Keep those cards and letters coming !
I wonder if there is a correlation between the collectible value’s of Billy Beer[xx(] and The World’s Fair Brew[xx(], and the negative drinkability of the contents???[?]
I have six sixpacks of Worlds Fair Beer from the 1982 Worlds Fair in Knoxville. Pretty can but the taste could be compared with the bottom of a bird cage. I recall the only way you could drink it was partially frozen. It may appreciate in value but it will not be because of the olafactory presentation and taste.
Paul E. Smith
I still have six sixpacks of 1982 Worlds Fair Beer In Knoxville, TN. The only way you could drink it was to almost freeze it. I have it stored in my mothers garage in a dry place. It might appreciate in value but it will not be because of its olafactory value or taste.
Paul E. Smith
Was that the one that referred to itself as "Stout"? Came in a small (8oz) can? I agree with your evaluation!!!
How about that great malt "Country Club" [?] YUCK!![xx(]
Old English 40ozer’s were a favorite of the ‘barely or not legal’ crowd in SoCal. Just proves there is no hope for the younger generation. Aged in the truck on it’s way to the retailer.
Carlings Black Label, in Canada, is really pretty good beer. Used to live in Natick, MA. on the wrong side of town, and you could tell time from the huge Black Label neon sign from the brewery on Rt. 9 from my buddy’s bedroom window. Among the losers, or at least questionnable, for me are Mickey’s malt; deadly in the barrel bottles. Made by Heilemans, which is actually OK. Buckhorn, from Texas, was either Pearl or Lone Star vat scrapings for $.99 a 6 in Austin. Iron City, out of Pittsburgh, is OK, but it is rumored that once a year or so they come out with ‘Olde FrothingSlosh’, ‘the beer with the head on the bottom’ with an insanely fat ugly babe on the can; the beer was undrinkable…collect the cans. In NE, Narragansett, from R.I. was the preferred cheap drunk. I remember ‘Hi neighbor, have a ‘Gansett’ on old Red Sox tv (like ’50’s); I actually have an original route drivers’ shirt from ‘Gansett; has the logo’s and everything. Last but not least would have to be old homie favorites Old English 800 and Champale, which may have contained toxic waste; knocked ya on yer ass though. Cheers
I got Some awful brand called "Crazy Horse" many golf seasons ago
in fact I still have the empty bottle … I think that brand was pulled off the market for offending certain Native American Groups, then got re-introduced
the next golf seanson as "Jim Bowie" … I still have that empty, nicey painted
bottles in the homebrewers collection. Every other year or so, I sanitize those
bottles, Counter-pressure refill ’em with homemade stuff, and make my golf partner
real NERVOUS [8D]
[xx(]Speaking of Nasty Malt Beverages—COLT 45 qualifies!!
Wally, your correct … I don’t know who brews Carling’s Black Label in Canada,
Probably Molson’s, and Americian Black Label was Heilman’s Maker of Fine
"Cold & Cheap" brews as Old Style, Altas, Blatz, and some Truely NASTY
high Test Malt liquors. This is why God gave me a Liver[xx(]
I remember being handed a can of Utica in Florida on a hot day. Its relationship with beer was questionable to say the least.
My friends and I later postulated in Memphis at a pig cookoff that it was physically impossible for anyone that weighed in excess of 100 lbs to get impaired on that style of beer(bud lite comes to mind as well)Beer is a rented thing after all.
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