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Old 11-15-2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default Schlitz, Schaefer anybody?

Theres a small store down the street from where I live that sells out of season and distressed beer for rock bottom prices. And it is just the most wonderful place one could imagine. Its allowed me to try so many different and great beers for really cheap money.

They will also have beers that you would never see in the grocery store beer section. Two of these would be Schlitz and Schaefer. Are you guys familiar with either of these brands? I had heard of Schlitz, and seen their "Bull Ice" malt liquor around, but never seen the beer, but Schaefer I had just never heard of before in my life. These are both products of Milwaukee which at one point I understand was like the beer capital of the US.

These beers are obviously as far from home brew as you can get. Although I'm too young to speak from experience, I feel like they came from a time when home brewing was not popular. Where you would have a Schlitz and a lucky strike while you changed the oil on the family's Bel Air.

Interesting to see this stuff and be able to drink beer from a totally different era.



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Old 11-15-2009, 04:46 PM   #2
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My father in law used to drink Schaefer all the time.
So I've drank a few over the years
and don't forget..........

"Schaefer is the one beer to have when your having more then one"



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Old 11-15-2009, 04:48 PM   #3
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Here's the list of beers owned by Papst Blue Ribbon:

Schaefer Beer
Carling’s Black Label Beer
Blatz Beer
Champale Malt Beverage
Colt 45 Malt Liquor
Coqui 900 Premium Malt Lquor
Kingsbury Beer
National Bohemian Beer
Old Style Beer
Schmidt Beer
Special Export Beer
Stag Beer
Old Milwaukee BeerSchlitz Beer
Lone Star Beer
McSorley's Ale
Haffenreffer Private Stock Malt Liquor
Jacob's Best Beer
Olympia Genuine Draft Style Beer
Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer
Ballantine Beer
Country Club Malt Liquor
Falstaff Beer
Pearl Beer
Piels Light Beer
Primo Island Lager Beer
Rainier Beer
Southampton Ales and Lagers
Ice Man Malt Liquor
St. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor
Schlitz Malt Liquor
Silver Thunder Malt Liquor
Stroh's Beer


I grew up drinking Schaefer and Schmidt's in Philly...
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Old 11-15-2009, 05:03 PM   #4
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I just posted this last night as a matter of fact.

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I just had an ice cold, 1970's era recipe Schiltz, and I gotta tell you, people who drink BUD are fools....there are/were so many better macro lagers out there before the "buyout wars," where Bud, Miller and Coors won. Schlitz, Strohs, PBR even are all much tastier beers of that style.
I've been picking up the Schlitz and the Stroh's re-releases latety, to me they are pretty good beers. Like I said i my post, the schlitz is a re-release of the 1970's recipe.
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The Schlitz I had was alright but the Schaefer was downright tasty, its sad to think that these guys producing good lager beer with a sense of true patriotism got squashed by the tasteless giants.

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I really enjoy the New/Old Schlitz. It's easy to get around these parts, and it's cheap. Way better than a lot of the stuff it's competing with. Pabst seems to have the right idea on this one.

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I'm holding out for Falstaff to come out, and since they hold the title to it, Balantine's.

Falstaff Brewing Company.

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When I Was Younger Scheafer Was On Tap Everywhere,they Were Really Big,they Went Head To Head With Budwiser And Lost,bud Spent Alot More On Marketting,cars,football Ect,scheafer Went By The Wayside....that Being Said,it Is A Very Good Lager With A Nice Hopps Taste,here I Get It In Quarts,the Others Are Good Too,when You Buy Them Make Sure The Caps Are Tight(tighten Not Loosen Them} Have Got A Few W/no Carb

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The Schlitz I had was alright but the Schaefer was downright tasty, its sad to think that these guys producing good lager beer with a sense of true patriotism got squashed by the tasteless giants.
and then their trade marks were purchased by another giant who contracted out brewing and sold beer, ironically, to people nostalgic for independent regional lager breweries.
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30 pack Schmidts FTW, the hangovers killed you though.



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