Friday, February 14, 2020

So What Was Your Old School Favorite?












33 comments:

Papa Guy said...

In what year? We started stealing beer from my buddys older brother. that was in the mid late 60's, in West Texas and all that nimrod had was Micalob. We didn't give a shit, it was free beer. After that it was Coors.

Anonymous said...

Rellim reeb

JC said...

Local had PBR on draft for $.25. Schaefer or Carling Black Label for band rehearsals - buck and a half a sixpack. At home with the girlfriend, we'd drink Spaten 'Double-Shovel' doppelbock at I seem to remember $2.50 a sixpack, but $8 per case. Circa 1980.

Doom said...

Mickey's, though more for the friends than beer? I've enjoyed all but four of those brands... two? Cheap, but doable, once.

Anonymous said...

Back in the early 1960s, my Dad used to drink Busch Bavarian.
Each bottle had an opener molded into the bottom, so you could use the one you just finished to open the next one.
When I tell people this, they look at me like I just grew a second head.

- Mister BlueSky

OldSarg said...

My favorite was Schlitz but Black Label was $1.25 a case on Okinawa so. . .

Mark Matis said...

Iron City, of course:
https://tinyurl.com/IronCityBeer

Brewed downstream from the steel mills in Pittsburgh!

Anonymous said...

What about GRAINBELT and STROHS???

Anonymous said...

Black label in a stubby. Can't believe I drank that shit

taminator013 said...

I loved Black Label and Ballantine XXX, but my favorite was always Esquire from Jones Brewing in Smithton, PA. The brewery was owned by Shirley Jones' family. Long gone now. I wish that I could find the recipe for it. I do have one for the XXX and occasionally would make a batch. Brings back a lot of memories. Another was Old Milwaukee which we lovingly called "Old Milhunkie". You could get it cheaper than anything else. 7 oz. pony bottles of other beer came 48/case. You could get three flats of 24 Old Milwaukee that were shrink wrapped together for the same price. Ah, the good, old days............

Craig said...

Mickey loudmouths with the pull tops. Good times.

bogsidebunny said...

Iron City Beer from Pittsburgh, PA. Selling at 65 cents a quart in 1959 and guaranteed to give you an aspirin proof headache.

Checkers said...

Iron City, a Pittsburg brew I think?

Chief Nose Wetter said...

Mickeys big mouths for me. You could drink them in the car while driving and then use the wide mouth bottle to piss in them. Good times!

Tsquared said...

It's time to Stroh a party. Back in the 70's it cost $10 for a case and a bag of ice. The same price as 2 movie tickets and a large popcorn with 2 large cokes. There was also the generic "Beer" in the white can.

Vinniejoe said...

Old Milwaukee. Cans were shaped a bit different and that allowed a 24 pak to fit in my roller skate case.

taminator013 said...

I see three different guys mentioning Iron City. We had a choice of quarts that were sold here in most bars. Iron City, Schmitt's and Duquesne. My buddies would mostly get IC, but I'd opt for the Duke. It was $.05 cheaper. And as my old friend Boggie said, it did and still does give you an aspirin proof headache................

Mark Matis said...

Then there was always Rolling Rock!

Or Labatt's, for the Canuckians...

Ga Gator said...

Falstaff, dammit!

greggBC said...

Falstaff was good. There used to be a website that listed stores that sold Carling Black Label. seems to be gone now.

rickn8or said...

As I said over at "Relieve yourself", it's PBR, aka "Redneck Fuel."

Rickvid in Seattle said...

Ah, I remember the song:

National Beer, National Beer,
We like the taste of National Beer!
It's from the land of pleasant living
We bring you National Beer!

Baltimore, Fells Point, the old Wharf Rat, before it got all fancified from being a regular location for Homicide: Life on the Streets, you could get a Natty Bo and a Moon Pie for 50 cents. Way back a while.

Kid said...

Old School favorite - Strohs Fire Brewed, currently - Fosters, seriously good beer.

Kid said...

Hahhaa - Iron City, yea I grew up in Pittsburgh. If any beer was horse piss that was it. Remember Hoppengator? First couple sips not bad, but regurgitating after that. Gennesee Cream Ale from that area was pretty good.

bogsidebunny said...

NY State Iroquois Beer. Just a step below Blatz.

Anonymous said...

Falstaff...Hey microbrewers .... replicate it, same package, sell at a reasonable price and make a fortune.

cannon said...

so i grew up ion the mid west....deep mid west....
hamms, grain belt, and storz deep in the mid west

https://youtu.be/WuECp89Ya_8 said...

nat bo

Sendarius said...

If you like Foster's, try one of the other Aussie beers.
We think Foster's is only good enough for export - not good enough to drink ourselves.

skybill said...

'Fallstaff, Jax and Regal!!! Also "DIXIE!!!!!" Back when the "Old Brewmeister" was still alive!! I remember in 1966 buying a six pac of "DIXIE" for $.99!!!!!
skybill

Chief Nose Wetter said...

I never realized there were so many rummies following my blog. Honorable mention goes to Iron City, Genesee Cream Ale, Schmidt's, Old Milwaukee, and Stroh's.

Anonymous said...

Mickey's of the pictured. Big mouth bottles you could chug much easier than a standard can. We didn't drink and drive though, too much risk of getting busted.

And Lone Star beer (Texas) a quart of that would give me a good buzz that didn't cost a mint.

Billll said...

Mickeys #1
Annie Green Springs #2