It’s still around, along with Rainer, Hamm’s, Schlitz and a few others. The trademarks are owned by Pabst; the beer is contract brewed by Miller.
Olympia was my beer of choice in the early 70s. At that time Coors wasn’t distro’d in MT and only the old guys drank Bud or Miller. The most popular brews were all from Washington; Oly, Lucky Lager and Rainer. Schmidt, brewed in MN, was popular with the college crowd (99 cent 6 packs of 16s). This was about 10 years before the Light Beer Era began.
I went to the city the other day and picked up several four packs, and left a C-note behind.
St Bernardus Abt 12
Gluden Drak - White bottle
Gluden Drak - Black bottle
I have a Belgian Quad on tap, as well as numerous bottles from over the years of my Quads, but just wanted something a bit different and as for the Celebrator, I have yet to brew a Dopplebock, but need to soon.
For beer advertising duos, I'm partial to Bert and Harry Piels for Piels Brothers beer. I've never actually had the beer as it's long gone, but I'm a huge Bob & Ray fan (you youngsters can look them up), and they did the advertising.How about Shultz and Dooley "it's hard to argue over a ______, because they put too much love into it"
I have 2 Bud frog keychains in my beer stuff. 1 of them still works and says,"Bud-why-ser" after all these years !And lets not forget about the mascots and celebrities. From Spuds Macenzie to the Bud Weis Er Bullfrogs, Kairs Bear, Bob Euker & Rodney Dangerfield doing Lite Beer ads. John Madden smashing threw the screen for the same ad, i think it was Miller Lite. The WHATS UUUP guys, and Mark Hamill of NCIS fame starting out as the adman for Coors. Their pitch was Coors, is the one. All grabbing a piece of the action.
Of course, my 2 all time favorites are : Schiltz "You only go round once in life, so you've got to grab for all the gusto that you can" (my life philosophy!)..and, my favorite for its simplicity...How many can you get?
- The beer that made Milwaukee famous
- Its the water
- Tastes great, less filling
- It doesn’t get any better than this
- The king of beers
- The one beer to have when you’re having more than one
- Head for the mountains
- If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the beer
- Make a ring. And then another ring and then another ring. Then you’ve got 3 rings.
- Australian for beer
Of course, my 2 all time favorites are : Schiltz "You only go round once in life, so you've got to grab for all the gusto that you can" (my life philosophy!)..and, my favorite for its simplicity...
Parkersburg! DuPonts finest ales! LolOxford is real south and real east. We’re on the Maryland border.
Victory built a new giant facility in Parkesburg, PA in addition to the one still in Downingtown. Worth a visit if you’re from here and went to Victory years ago.
If you remember Stoudt’s, they closed up and aren’t around anymore.
If you get near Lititz, there is the Bull’s Head which is as close to a British pub as you’ll find on this side of the Atlantic. I love that place and don’t get out that way nearly as often as I’d like.
We have Iron Hill which is a chain in the area. They are in West Chester and Lancaster.
Lots of other small brewpubs, search on the area you’ll be in.
As an example, I might brew 500 pints a year. I think my grain cost etc is around $0.50 a pint give or take. So let’s say $350-500 a year in grain. The same 500 pints are $4-5 grand plus tip at a bar. I’m also a decent tipper.Sure I have replied to this thread once before, and apologize if my comments are repeated, but frankly I do buy the of few cans when pipeline has been neglected. Have no choice but to buy pints when on the town or eating out. My qualm is the price for the stuff. $5 a can in the store, and $8-12 a pint in most bars restos. Often the beer is meh, but sometimes ok, is my experience. It’s a ridiculous price point here, and assume much is taxes. If beer was reasonably priced, I honestly don’t think I’d bother homebrewing.
Conversely, I drink waaaaay more since I restarted homebrewing than I ever did before.As an example, I might brew 500 pints a year. I think my grain cost etc is around $0.50 a pint give or take. So let’s say $350-500 a year in grain. The same 500 pints are $4-5 grand plus tip at a bar. I’m also a decent tipper.
It is important to keep perspective with your expenditures when brewing wine, beer, or spirits. I look at the cost of purchasing the beverage at a restaurant or bar, then the cost of the grocery store and last of all the cost of homebrewing.
If the cost of a 6 gallon bucket is then constdered over several uses it makes it less painful.
I blame the Ukrainian situation.i'm just impressed this thread is still going strong!
gotta admit, i've been getting my ass beat. had to buy 10 gallons of apple juice. somehow 'they' have got my 10 gallons of sugar wash i added wheat germ & rice bran, both boiled into tea too, it's only gaining 1% a day it's up to 7% but needs to go to 13-14%....
my apple juice probably won't be done for another week, got what should be 4lbs of 65% to add to a keg, malt is drying, almost ready for the kiln. but both my fermenters are tied up because of this slow sugar wash....
THE FIGHT IS REAL!
Sorry, I just saw this. I am not sure of the rules in France or Germany, which are both very close, but I can imagine that they are not much more strict than in Switzerland.Oh yes, I noticed your location and the entry-level threshold to the market is definitely ridiculously low in Switzerland. I did not get involved myself in the steps necessary to go commercial because I am purely a homebrewer, but it seems to be really easy. Heck it seems to me that every second homebrewer here is opening some sort of micro- or nano brewery at some point. Some of them are going commercial not even after a year of homebrewing (!). So at the moment it is kinda a wild west situation here with respect to craft breweries opening... how many do we have...1300+ "breweries" for a population of 8 million, if I am not mistaken? That gives an idea of the situation.
Not that this is necessarily a bad thing!
The downside is that you can find everything on the market: from truly great beers to truly terrible ones. And of course you pay the terrible ones the same price as the great ones (meaning hefty Swiss craft beer prices).
Knowing which are the good breweries definitely helps a lot here. And luckily, there are more and more really good ones.
I'm not sure about other European countries, I believe most do have somehow stricter rules than Switzerland?
Might as well. That "situation" has turned into a regular scapegoat for other situations in the US
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