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rbruner
06-27-2017, 11:34 AM
Did Mr. Ed have a thirst for the suds?


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RadioRoy
06-27-2017, 12:53 PM
I love Blatz. Blatz bloats bladders better! :)

sasquatch
06-27-2017, 01:04 PM
I went to a motorcycle TT race years ago. They had three beer trucks there, one Budweiser, one Schiltz and a Blatz. It was a warm summer day and the Bud truck was sold out after about an hour. The Schiltz truck took another hour to sell out. The Blatz truck was half full when the race was finished. Nuff said.

RadioRoy
06-27-2017, 03:01 PM
I would rather drink Blatz than either Schlitz or Budweiser. Unless somebody bought the brewery and moved it to another location, that is. That happened to my beloved Grain Belt forty years ago. It tasted lousy after they bought the brewery.

The last time I was in Minneapolis, someone had revived Grain Belt, calling it Grain Belt Nordeast and it was good again.

jclary
06-27-2017, 03:18 PM
Well...having never developed a taste for beer, 'cept for post #3...this has gone completely over my head.:confused:

But... post 2 and three are funny.;)

rbruner
06-27-2017, 03:42 PM
I haven't had a beer since 1977 when the guys in the art dept. at Detroit Edison would go to an Irish pub for liquid lunch. I think it was Labatt's on draft. It was hard to finish the day afterwords.

bumpkinvilledano
06-27-2017, 09:34 PM
About 30 years ago I was visiting friends in western Wisconsin. It so happened that on that weekend was the local festival. Part of the downtown area was roped off as a food court/beer garden. In order to get either, you were required to exchange cash for a book of tickets. I told the lady to let me have $20 worth of tickets. She looked at me a bit oddly, made me think I was perhaps being cheap. I got 4 "books" of tickets, each book containing 20 tickets. I went to get a beer and was asked; "do you want the good beer or the cheap beer"? I asked what the good beer was? Strohs. Woof. What is the cheap beer? Blatz. How many tickets for the "good" beer? 2 tickets. The cheap beer? 1 ticket. Turns out, each ticket was worth $.25. I then understood why the ticket seller looked at me in an odd manner, trying to figure out what kind of drunken lout I actually was.
To get a brat was 3 tickets, a hamburger 4 tickets. I was rather popular that day, as I was buying EVERYBODY a beer. There was no possible way that I and my friends, 6 of us total, could have drank that much beer, especially given the choices. I had always thought Strohs tasted like it had been filtered thru an old sweat sock. As for Blatz, I considered sending the brewery a letter, telling them they should maybe check their horse for a kidney infection.
I did however find some regional beer's that I liked up there. Heilmans Special Export, and Pabst Golden Draught were 2 that tickled my taste buds.

sasquatch
06-28-2017, 12:18 PM
I am thankful for the proliferation of the local micro breweries nowadays. It's possible to get a really good stout from most any of them, even at the prices they charge. :cheers:

rockne10
06-28-2017, 02:56 PM
Jingle: "I'm from Milwaukee and I oughta know, it's draft brewed Blatz Beer, wherever you go. It's smoother, more flavor, less filling; it's clear, Blatz is Milwaukee's finest beer."

Guido
06-28-2017, 08:12 PM
If I was in Wisconsin, I would have reached for a Leinenkugel before any of the other brands mentioned.

Bordeaux Daytona
06-28-2017, 09:26 PM
I would rather drink Blatz than either Schlitz or Budweiser. Unless somebody bought the brewery and moved it to another location, that is. That happened to my beloved Grain Belt forty years ago. It tasted lousy after they bought the brewery.

The last time I was in Minneapolis, someone had revived Grain Belt, calling it Grain Belt Nordeast and it was good again.

20 years ago or more ago I picked up a few Grain Belt collectible items. I let a friend have some but kept a can bank and an unopened steel can of beer. I thought it was cool that it was unopened but I wouldn't dare drink it.:eek:

Milaca
06-28-2017, 09:35 PM
Speaking of Grain Belt, here is a very interesting site about a historic Grain Belt neon billboard near Minneapolis.
https://historicminneapolissigns.wordpress.com/signs/grain-belt-beer/

https://historicminneapolissigns.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/gb_river1.jpg?w=227&h=300

Bordeaux Daytona
06-28-2017, 11:24 PM
Speaking of Grain Belt, here is a very interesting site about a historic Grain Belt neon billboard near Minneapolis.
https://historicminneapolissigns.wordpress.com/signs/grain-belt-beer/

https://historicminneapolissigns.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/gb_river1.jpg?w=227&h=300

Very cool! Thanks!:!:

sasquatch
06-29-2017, 11:37 AM
If I was in Wisconsin, I would have reached for a Leinenkugel before any of the other brands mentioned.

Absolutely! Back in the mid to late 60's, I went to the Hayward, WI area several times every summer to go fishing. We polished off a lot of Leinenkugel's every trip. Good stuff back then.

TXmark
06-29-2017, 12:35 PM
I'm originally from the Mpls. area I worked for Flieschman Malting in NE Mpls 40 yrs back, Drank a lot of Blatz, probably too much




Speaking of Grain Belt, here is a very interesting site about a historic Grain Belt neon billboard near Minneapolis.
https://historicminneapolissigns.wordpress.com/signs/grain-belt-beer/

https://historicminneapolissigns.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/gb_river1.jpg?w=227&h=300

rbruner
06-29-2017, 02:25 PM
Shameless plug
The Blatz sign will be for sale at Hamilton Consignments' 4th annual tent sale July 15
Y'all come!

dleroux
06-29-2017, 02:41 PM
No one has mentioned Walters Beer, but then again, it's really not worth mentioning. They came in "Shorty" size, Little Wallies, & quart size from Eau Claire, WI. They're back in biz trying to be a premium beer

http://www.waltersbeereauclaire.com/

rockne10
06-29-2017, 06:11 PM
Drank a few "Points" in Stevens Point, WI.

6hk71400
06-30-2017, 02:04 PM
Well...having never developed a taste for beer, 'cept for post #3...this has gone completely over my head.:confused:

But... post 2 and three are funny.;)

First time I tried beer was at Keesler AFB in 1971. All they had was Schlitz. Never developed a taste for beer, but one guy I worked with at the Post Office told me about a beer he bought on sale. It was called Stag beer. Ross told me the reason why it was called Stag: If you buy it you will be drinking it alone.;)

Bob Miles
Tucson AZ

Skip Lackie
06-30-2017, 04:05 PM
The mention of Grain Belt brought back a lot of memories. I spent a couple of months in Barrow, Alaska (the northernmost point of the US) in the winter of 1962. Each of us was allowed to buy one 6-pack of beer per day from a USAF PX for personal consumption. The only beer available was Grain Belt, a beer (as an East-coaster) I had never heard of before. It cost $1 a can, expensive by my standards (I had been buying a case of 24 returnables in DC for $6.06), but very cheap by Alaskan standards. The reason they had Grain Belt in Barrow was simple economics: Northwest Orient Airlines had a daily flight from Minneapolis to Tokyo that stopped in Anchorage -- thus, low transportation costs. I don't think there were any breweries in Alaska at that time.

Under the circumstances, they tasted great.

Colgate Studebaker
07-02-2017, 09:48 AM
This might be a slight correction to the Blatz jingle, but this is how I remember it. "I'm from Milwaukee and I ought to know, it's draft brewed Blatz beer, wherever you go. Smoother, fresher, less filling that's clear. Blatz is Milwaukee's finest beer." Back then you either liked it of hated it. My dad wasn't a beer drinker, but on a very rare occasion he would drink a "Hamms" with one of his friends. We had a local grocery store (not a chain) that sold it's own store brand called "Semons Bullfrog" beer. You could buy it for $2.00 a case. A lot of the young guys with no money drank a lot of Bullfrog. Bill