Beer Memory Trip

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  1. bigdaddy0442

    bigdaddy0442 New Member

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    Some of my favorites that have gone by the way of no more carbonation:
    Olympia, Falstaff, Jax, Schlitz, Hamms, Tivoli (Denver).

    Any others?
     
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    Lucky Lager, Stroh's, Bergermeister, I still see Oly once in a while.
     
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    Wow, the Olympia Brewery in Tumwater was closed in 2003.

    I forgot about Stroh's. When Schlitz closed the Longview Texas brewery, Stroh's took it over. My fraternity brother was one of the brewmasters at the old Schlitz brewery. Needless to say the tasting room sometimes doubled as a chapter meeting room.

    Also thought about Carling Black Label. Used to drink it on post at Fort Dix NJ.
     
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    Don't know if they have another brewery or it's contracted out, but it's still around.
     
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    Craigerrr Well-Known Member

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    When I was in high school we would buy Brador, made by Molson. It was higher alcohol than everything else, and that was what we were all about. I don't honestly know if they still make it.
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    Great Falls Select
    Highlander of which the name was bought and is brewed again
    Kessler
     
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    I know it's different, but Tivoli has been re-opened/established in Denver. I actually really like their branding and their beers.
    https://tivolibrewingco.com/story/
     
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    Sounds like our Steel Reserve. Like an 8% Miller Light :eek:
     
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    Went through a bunch of Lucky Lager. I think they were 11 ounce bottles for just a few bucks a twelve paack and had puzzles under the cap.
     
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    Yup. We used to get 12 packs for $2.99 IIRC. My dad, 2 brothers and I would buy out the local Walgreens stock and still need more to get us through the weekend :)
     
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    Lucky Lager is all over the place in Alberta. It's far from the worst, but just as far from the best.
     
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    Lucky, Oly and Blitz.

    If there was 4 dots on the back of an Oly label, it meant you’d get lucky.
     
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    This from a man who majored in beer and blondes, with an engineering minor :D:D:D
     
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    #14 Group W, Jan 20, 2021
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    Well... never mind the engineer, but I do have an MS in econometrics, the dismal science. :)
     
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    It was a b#$ch trying to peel those dam labels
     
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    I grew up on this, in the stubby bottles. My first 12 pack was $4.50CDN. I was 16, so my brother went and got it for me, I still remember being pissed becausehe kept the change! The 12 pack was 2 rows of 6 with a handle that would slide up out of the center.
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    Don't know why I thought engineering. Must have been that it starts with an "E" :eek:
     
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    Man, I'd love to get my hands on some again. I've still got a Lucky Lager glass (posted here a few times) that I've had FOREVER! I almost think it came in a set but I can't even remember. Sometimes the memories and nostalgia are what make them so damn good.
     
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    If and when things settle down you now have a road trip destination. ;) If you end up in Edmonton I'll even buy you one.
     
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    Don't think I every saw those types of bottles in the US...(albeit, post '70s)
    Remember my father talking about this being the local brew when he was young...
    https://www.saranac.com/brews/utica-club/utica-club/
    Tried it myself end of the '90s ....and it wasn't great. Surprising considering Saranac made / makes(?) good beer, but that....:confused:
     

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