Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Golden Anniversary Ale
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-20-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
kunstler
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 181
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default Golden Anniversary Ale

I went to the package store last night and had about $4 worth of can/bottle deposits in my hand. I figured I'd look around and see "what $4 could get me" 1 bottle, 1 six pack, growler deposit... I was curious as to how far or (not very far) less than $5 would last.

I saw "Golden Anniversary Ale" it was $3.65 for a six pack. I had seen it briefly once before and thought "cheap beer" and walked past by. But since I had an hour to kill I figured I would investigate this beer. Looking at the cans it says it won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival - the same one we've come to respect the opinions on.

Is this true? Now obviously it didn't win in the Barleywine category, but if it won a light american lager...do we look at these "cheap beers" as cheap because they aren't produced by the same companies that produce micros.

For instance if Dog Fish Head pumped out an American Light Lager (they may have, I don't know - not a huge DFH fan) I'm sure their fan base would enjoy the beer, say its good and move on - it might not be their go to beer, but in the summer they would enjoy it.... Take the same beer put it in a can/bottle with the words "Golden anniversary ale" on it and charge far less, we'll look at it as crappy beer and move on.

So I guess the issue I've come to is, are we all snobs in the beer world and that brand/name really does change our perception or does the GABF have really bad judges....I have no problem buying "No-Ad Sunscreen" (they don't advertise at all and so they can give quality product at a fraction of the cost)

I've never tried this beer yet, but I did buy the 6 pack with the deposits to do a blind taste taste with some Narragansett (local light lager), Bud, and what ever we can get our hands in the light lager/light ale category.

Any thoughts?

__________________
kunstler is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2010, 01:37 PM   #2
joety
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
joety's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Germantown Wisconsin
Posts: 1,434
Liked 14 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Did you see who makes it? I don't see it on the list. Perhaps that's another name for Coor's Banquet, which won the Gold in the America Style Lager. Totally Naked, a New Glarus product (generally thought of as an outstanding craft brewery here in WI) finished third.

Milwaukee's Best, aka "The Beast", also won a Gold in the American-Style Cream Ale or Lager category. That's even more of a shocker.

__________________
Conical 1 - Bye-Week Blonde
Conical 2 - Empty
Carboys - Cougar Killer DIPA

Secondaries - Sunday Night Hoppy Pale Ale
Lagering in Kegs - None

Kegged: American Wheat/Rye, Nut Brown Ale, Munich Helles, Belgian Stout, Resurrection Milk Stout, Bourbon County Stout, BLC
Bottled: Oaked Bourbon Porter
Planned: Baltic Porter
joety is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2010, 01:43 PM   #3
kunstler
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 181
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

It said "Koch's" and then something about "Jim Koch" either jim kock brewing or something.

From what I gathered, on the web today, it may be contract brewed...but that really means nothing other as far as taste....just business logistics.

__________________
kunstler is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2010, 02:24 PM   #4
kunstler
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 181
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I found this on some website - http://www.history.rochester.edu/class/beer/genny.htm not sure how acccurate, but it looks like its from a school or university...

Genesee also markets beer under the Shea's Brewery, Dundee's Brewery, and Fred Koch Brewery names. Shea's Brewery brews Michael Shea's Irish Amber, Michael Shea's Black & Tan, and Michael Shea's Blonde Lager. Dundee's Brewery markets one brew called JW Dundee's Honey Brown Lager. The Fred Koch Brewery markets Golden Anniversary Beer, Golden Anniversary Light Beer, and Golden Anniversary Ice Beer.

Probably was an independent brewery, got bought out and thats about it. I know dundee had a major re-vamping of their line (logos and adding different beers etc) so its probably they buy the brand and thats about it.

__________________
kunstler is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2010, 04:05 PM   #5
maida7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 2,817
Liked 44 Times on 38 Posts

Default

Wow that takes me back to college. I went to college in a small town in upstate NY. There were 3 bars in the town and they were all very competitive on price to lure in all the poor college kids. To keep the prices low all the bars served Milwaukee's Best. They offered long neck bar bottles of the beast for 1.00 each. Then one of the bars starting offering 1.00 pitchers. But they could not serve the beast at 1.00 per pitcher and turn a profit, so they went to something cheaper then the beast. Yep that beer was Golden Anniversary. And I think it's a lager not an ale.

When your in college 1.00 pitchers are freaking awesome.

__________________
maida7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2010, 05:23 PM   #6
joety
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
joety's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Germantown Wisconsin
Posts: 1,434
Liked 14 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

That's outstanding. I graduated UW-Milwaukee in 1988. I lived in the dorms my junior year and we had a nightclub located right in the central dorm hub between the towers (The Cabaret a/k/a "The Cab") that served $2 pitchers of Miller High Life on Saturdays. You could get blasted for a few bucks and stumble back to your room, never having to actually step outdoors.

__________________
Conical 1 - Bye-Week Blonde
Conical 2 - Empty
Carboys - Cougar Killer DIPA

Secondaries - Sunday Night Hoppy Pale Ale
Lagering in Kegs - None

Kegged: American Wheat/Rye, Nut Brown Ale, Munich Helles, Belgian Stout, Resurrection Milk Stout, Bourbon County Stout, BLC
Bottled: Oaked Bourbon Porter
Planned: Baltic Porter
joety is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2010, 05:34 PM   #7
maida7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 2,817
Liked 44 Times on 38 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joety View Post
$2 pitchers of Miller High Life on Saturdays.
Think about that but half the price and any day of the week, not just Saturdays. I think this was in 1992. I can only imagine what it's like up there today.
__________________
maida7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2010, 05:40 PM   #8
McGarnigle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NYS
Posts: 1,741
Liked 36 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

I used to drink this in WNY. As far as aawards are concerned, there's a catgeory for everything, and not every beer in the country enters. Bud Light wins over Coors Light and Miller lite...that's the way it goes.

__________________
McGarnigle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-16-2010, 09:46 PM   #9
utegg84
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: rochester
Posts: 1
Default

Golden Anny was a beer brewed in Dunkirk NY. I think it was in the 80's, Genesee bought out the recipe and was then brewed in Rochester, NY. Unfortunately last year when Genesee changed hands they discontinued this beer. Only people like myself who stocked up on it still have some. Every local bar in the Dunkirk/Fredonia area had it on tap. You couldn't beat the price or in my opinion the taste.

__________________
utegg84 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-22-2011, 03:00 PM   #10
mikenalepa
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: ellicott city, md
Posts: 4
Default

I make many homebrew beers, and I have been looking for the recipe for Koch's Golden Anniversary. If anyone has any ideas, please comment.

__________________
mikenalepa is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Its my Anniversary Reverend JC General Chit Chat 2 03-29-2008 04:41 PM
Anniversary Ale Melana Recipes/Ingredients 7 10-17-2007 12:14 PM
My Anniversary Cheesefood General Chit Chat 26 01-09-2007 11:03 PM
Belgian Golden not so Golden moritz Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 07-27-2006 12:18 AM