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Re: Beer
« Reply #826 on: May 30, 2024, 10:20:32 AM »
Yeah, since they weren't nationally distributed, you had to search for them.  And if there wasn't one in/near your town, then you'd never know.

Anchor Brewing in San Francisco, CA established late 1800s, was making good beers.

Spoetzl Brewing in Shiner, TX established early 1900s was making good beers.

And probably dozens more around the country, but not hundreds more, not until the 90s.
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Re: Beer
« Reply #827 on: May 30, 2024, 10:57:37 AM »
Cincinnati was oft viewed as a "Beer Town".  They had some local beers that were not much of a thing.  When I first moved there, most restaurants could only serve "3.2 beer".  Schoenling was a local brewery, I think, along with Hamm's.  They might not have been local, dunno.

Sam Adams was the first beer on my radar that was quite good.  The German beers were around but not that great IMHO, St. Pauli Girl etc.  Heineken was around of course.


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« Reply #828 on: May 30, 2024, 11:15:00 AM »
Yeah there are tons of great German beers, but they sure weren't being imported here in the US until the late 80s or so. We were stuck with the St. Pauli Girls and the Becks which aren't that great.  It wasn't until the real beer revolution had begun, that we finally gained access to the elite German beers like Ayinger, Franziskaner, and Spaten.

What we DID have, at least at the pubs that specialized in international beer, was a solid host of UK beers.  Whitbread, Young's, Sam Smith, Newcastle, Bass-- these were all mainstays at the beer-oriented pubs.  And of course Guinness from Ireland.  You still couldn't buy most of them in bottles until the 90s, but you could at least find them draught at your local ale houses.

Of course the American craft beer boom of the late 90s through present, has pushed most of these back out of American stores and off of American taps.  Which is a pity.  I'd much rather have a delicious variety of unique English/UK ales and lagers available, than a huge tap wall full of 90s taps of nothing but brutally over-hopped west coast IPAs that all taste equally bitter.

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« Reply #829 on: May 30, 2024, 11:37:11 AM »
There is a small village near where we worked back in the day, I was there 1980-1985, and some coworkers would go on Fridays.  The village had something like 20 bars.  The area was very industrial blue collar, and very white.  Those bars didn't have much selection.

I later moved to another side "up the hill" from that site, so we were pretty close, and again would go sometimes.  One bar has a great happy hour, you could get Sam Adams by then half price.  That may have been the first SA I ever had, my buddy said it was 'real beer'.

I worked at three locations in my time there, one was rather far out in the boonies.  The closest bar was in another tiny village, they also sold fishing and hunting licenses.  Another similar bar was a bit further down river in a town called "Baltimore".  It was in an old house and had decent good, cheap.  Not there any more.


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« Reply #830 on: June 02, 2024, 08:48:04 AM »
Foster's was a big thing (no pun intended) when I was in college in the mid-'70s.

And I can remember a dark variety of (I think) Fallstaff on tap that was pretty decent by the standards of the times.
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« Reply #831 on: June 08, 2024, 09:11:34 PM »
The Pabst Blue Ribbon 180 pack also known as the Nebraska Bohemian family pack.

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« Reply #832 on: June 09, 2024, 11:30:30 AM »
Less than 53 cents a can. That's like going back in time.
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« Reply #833 on: June 09, 2024, 08:00:32 PM »
can't afford to stay sober
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« Reply #834 on: June 10, 2024, 10:14:52 AM »
PBR is so gross.

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« Reply #835 on: June 10, 2024, 10:26:00 AM »
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« Reply #836 on: June 10, 2024, 08:49:26 PM »
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« Reply #837 on: June 11, 2024, 11:53:07 AM »
This weekend for Father's Day, my i s c & a aggie wife is going to take me on a brewery crawl through Austin.  Kids not invited. :)

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« Reply #838 on: June 11, 2024, 11:58:18 AM »
I'm guessing my Ex won't be offering me that type of crawl
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« Reply #839 on: June 11, 2024, 12:17:46 PM »
No but your daughters could.  You're THEIR father, after all...


 

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