[:D]Now, I have to ask something. You obviously know quite a bit about beer and have drunk some damn good ones over the years, but Hop N Gator? Why did you not just like, but love Hop n Gator? Is this the same Hop N Gator that was a mixture of beer and gatorade[xx(]? One partially consumed six pack of that stuff has stuck in my memory for 30+ years as one of the nastiest alcoholic concoctions I ever drank.
I didn’t say that I thought it was good! Actually, I liked it mainly because it was different! A quote attributed to me at the time was "I’d rather drink a beer that tastes like ANYTHING than a beer that tastes like NOTHING."
This quote resurfaced when a well-meaning-but-practical-joking friend brought me an entire case of Old Shay Golden Cream Ale (from Jones Brewing in Smithton, PA.) in cans. The stuff tasted like carrots and was almost orange. I threw a party and we got rid of the entire case, plus a bunch of other stuff I had lying around waiting for anyone gullible enough to rid me of it… like a case or two of Country Club "900" Malt Liquor (which tasted like black pepper) and some Big Man Malt Liquor (which tasted practically as bad as warm New Orleans city water).
By now, my tastes have emerged into being slightly epicurean: I would start in on oddball Belgian specialty beers, but I haven’t got room, ambition, steam, nor interest enough to spew forth on this topic at the moment. Another night, yes… but not now: I’ve blathered enough.
UnFrothingsloshingly, Ort. Carlton in 30601-land.
P. S. The large woman on the Olde Frothingslosh cans is Miss Frothingslosh, Fatima Yechburg. Her real name is Marcia Majors and she thinks that her role was screamingly funny.
Of course! It was briefly sold in Georgia in the early 1980’s; I loved it. Great scott, was it potent!
Unhungoverly, Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia (which sells more beer per capita than any other city or county in Georgia!).
I trying to remember the name of a beer that was in our area for about 2 years, then disappeared, this was in the mid 1970’s, it’s selling point was a busty lady in a yellow T-shirt, She was in all of the Teleivison Commericials and Newspaper Ads?
The name Burgee beer keeps poping up in my mind, could of it been Burgee Beer?
"Beer" was usually brewed by Falstaff or a Falstaff-owned company in the Midwest, and by Lucky (and other breweries owned by Paul Kalmanovitz) on the West Coast. Not sure about the East Coast.
"Billy" was supposedly brewed to the stringent standards of one Billy Carter of Plains, GA. [;)] Four different companies actually produced it; here in the Midwest in came from Falls City and down South Pearl was the brewer, but the other 2 escape me at the moment.
Who in their right mind would think that Grain Belt is a good beer? I have never had a worse headache in my life! Summit is a pretty good local Minnesota beer. As for worst regional beer, I would say Big Easy from New Orleans is the clear winner. It holds the record for the only beer I could not finish. Some good regional beers IMHO are Sweetwater from Georgia, Abita from Louisiana and Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat from KC (the best wheat beer ever!)
Yep it’s back again……….. On our recent trip back east Linda and I stopped to visit her brother and sisters in Minnesota and her brother was all excited because he found out that Grain Belt was being brewed again.
Grain Belt is a Minnesota beer
Although the Grain Belt Premium recipe has changed hands over the years, one thing has remained the same its legendary unique taste. And now that Premium is in the capable hands of a brewery with an even longer tradition than Grain Belt the August Schell Brewery may you rest assured that the flavor and heritage of Premium will live on forever.
Mickey’s Malt Liquor! Whew, talk about a bad national beer.
Hedrick’s, the political beer, was owned by Albany County political boss "Uncle" Dan O’Connell. Hedrick’s was pure swill, but every bar in Albany, NY carried it…or else.
Hedrick’s is considered historically significant enough to be included in the collections of the prestigious Albany Institute of History and Art, Here is a link:
King Kwik, a local convenience store, had their own brand of cheap beer in the Cincinnati area back in the mid to late 70’s. It was called Double K. Dad bought us a six pack (for the cans.) While Dad wasn’t what I’d call a big beer drinker, I don’t remember him being actively repulsed by anything until Double K. The look on his face suggested a man having a colonoscopy.[:o)]
Cost Cutter Beer was a Kroger brand around here. Someone brought it to the 21st birthday party for one of my friends, which was held at our house. Fifteen or so years later I was cutting mom & dad’s grass and stumbled onto a cache of bottles and cans deep in the woods in their back yard. This had been the party toilet in the old days and obviously several of my friends had toted a new beer out with them while they drained off the old. Mickey’s Malt Liquor and the aforementioned Wiedemann pony bottles were all in attendance, but the Cost Cutter Beer was what really caught my eye. I wound up keeping the can. (It’s historic.[8D])
I’m not sure if they were regionals, but two other bad ones were the generic "Beer" that came in the white cans with black lettering. And Billy Beer. Mid- to late ’70s?
We had a conference in St Paul, MN back in 81 or 82, admission fee to the social held the night before the conference was a 6 pack of the "worst" local beer from the members home area. Coming from Louisville I contributed "Falls City", we had a number of folks who brought in generic cost-cutter yellow cans labeled B E E R . Also Red-White-&-Blue from the local 7/11’s was a popular entry. The prize for the "Worst of the Worst" went to NORTH STAR a Minnesota entry that really was disgusting![xx(]
Pabsts is undrinkable. Rheingold Schlitz Schaefer are among the top tasting cheapies around.
I still see Hamm’s from time to time; it’s one of the cheap beers like Old Milwaukee, Milwaukee’s Best, etc. I believe whoever owns the Pabst label these days also owns Hamm’s, Old Style, Lone Star, Olympia, and a few others. I think I even saw Blatz (a name destined to be the "butt" of many a beer-related joke) not too long ago.
Anyone care for a nice cold can of Schmidt Ice? [xx(]
OH my gosh. I remember Top Hat. It was sold here in Cincy, too. I had forgotten its connection to Burger. (Remember the jingle? "Burger Beer is brewed with artesian waters…" followed by the faint high soprano echoing "Artesian waters………".)
I remember Wiedemann ("Satisfies a sincere and monumental thirst") fondly. An old gentleman I used to know spent many afternoons with Wiedemann, having walked the block to the local Pony Keg to pick up the beer and half a chicken, which he boiled and fed to his Chihuahua by hand. Oh how I hated that ill-tempered little dog…….
In my Callow Youth, I belonged to a community theater group that had an old Coke machine retrofitted to take Wiedemann longnecks. 35 cents apiece.
We were Wiedemann shortie drinkers in college. When one of my buddies killed his Camaro on the old Central Bridge in Newport (bridge deck made slick by the fog,) the joke was that he got $100 for the car when he junked it, and $250 for the recycling value of the glass from all of the Wiedemann bottles in the trunk. Several years ago I won a 12 pack of empties on Ebay for $5. The lady who sold them was local, so I met her in a local McDonald’s parking lot and gave her the money there. I gave them out to my friends who had survived the Wiedemann days with me, and several weeks ago played poker at one of their houses. He has now gone upscale and has a tap in his basement, so I was heading down to refill a pitcher after "tapping" out in a hand. It did my heart good to see that the Wiedemann pony bottle that I had given him was displayed in a place of honor in his family room.[8D]
Since no one reply to my above post, it means one of two things, No other Cub’s Fan reads this Topic or all the Cub’s Fans that read this topic are too young to remember Hamm’s!! Ha Ha
I remember Hamm’s, but I’m no Cub’s fan. Do you remember when the Hamm’s Draft was sold in the can that looked like a barrel? Ugly little thing that was impossible to keep from rusting over time. Didn’t fit well on a shelf with other cans either. Is Hamm’s itself still brewed? It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long ago that I saw it in aluminum cans and I swear I remember a recent store display that had a bear in it.
Hamm’s was a regional beer that could be found throught out the Great Lakes States.
Minnesota is known as the "the land of 10,000 lakes", I think the the theme "land of sky blue waters" meant the 10,000 lakes and not the great lakes. Also if you remember those very funny Hamm’s Bear Commericals, the commericals usually were about the bear doing something comical on a lake!
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