I remember buying cases of 16oz. Goebel returnables…that stuff would give me a wicked headache! [xx(]
I’m surprised no Michigander has mentioned Goebel yet. Definitely a regional beer and IIRC the last one other than Stroh in Detroit.
On a recent trip to Seattle, I sampled Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale. It was quite tasty. It is brewed by Pike Brewing Company. We visit the Pike Pub and Brewery every time we visit.
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.
I don’t remember Hamm’s, too young I guess, but I do remember Old Style. That stuff was terrible though, never could drink it unless I was at the Cub’s game. Next year is their year. Go Cubs!!
What I really wanted to mention was Big Sky Brewery in Montana and other northern states. Scape Goat Pale Ale and Moose Drool are excellent choices if you are ever in the area.
Atlas Prager was a fairly successful beer out of Chicago (Atlas Brewing) through the ’50s and early ’60s. I think Atlas might’ve been bought out by Meister Brau or Peter Hand later in the ’60s and the label disappeared not too long after, although at some point in time (late ’70s or early ’80s?) G. Heileman acquired the label and produced it for a time.
In Jean Shepherd’s exquisitely funny stories about growing up in "Hohman", Indiana, he mentions that his "old man" drinks Atlas Praeger beer. I thought this was a made up name until I noticed a photograph of a Chicago storefront in the book "Chicago Breakdown" with an Atlas Praeger Beer sign in the window. Does anybody know about this beer and whether it’s still around?
That green glass will get you every time.[;)]
"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.Brad
Those would have been West End (Utica) in Utica, N. Y. and Cold Spring in Minnesota. I used to have all five can variations: Pearl and West End’s were aluminum; Cold Spring’s was straight steel; and Falls City used first a drawn steel can, then aluminum.
Billy was fun to drink because nobody believed that anyone could actually enjoy it.
Nostalgically, Ort. Carlton in 30601-land.
Regional Beer I Remember
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