Quaint Island Customs

I picked up this coaster at a bar last night and I have no idea what the flip side means (click to embiggen).  Can someone more familiar with the Island code clue me in?

Here’s today’s Netroots schedule for those of you playing along at home.  K-thug is on at 9.

The following keynotes and panels will be streaming live. All times are eastern time. Full descriptions of each session are available here.

9 to 10:15 a.m.

10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

Noon to 1:15 p.m.

1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

3 to 4:15 p.m.

4:30 to 5:45 p.m.

Also, panel and keynote pages will be updated with tweets, video and pictures after the sessions.

96 replies
  1. 1
    Boudica says:

    3 degrees below zero?

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    Mark H says:

    3 degrees below zero

    eta: #1 beat me to it.

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    Kallisti says:

    Done in one.

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    Keith says:

    “Bring me more meat”

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    And as to the A side, that’s about Narragansett beer, which, back when the brewery still existed, was cat piss. Akin to Rheingold, for those who are old enough and NY-centric enough to recall that.

    They’ve restarted the beer and now hipsters drink it ironically. It’s still swill.

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    The echo is terrible in here this morning.

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    russ says:

    Gansett,UC,Jenny Cream the male ale, oh those were the days

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    brendancalling says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    As a rhode islander, DO remember Narries very well. The poster above is correct that it used to taste horrible. Agreed, the new lager tastes as bad as it ever did, but their porter is EXCELLENT. It’s got a great roasty flavor that doesn’t overpower the malt. It weighs in at 7% ABV and comes in a 16-ounce tallboy can. I can’t get eough of it, to be honest with you. They also brought back the bock, which is also great.

    beyond that horrible lager, Narragansett is not an ironic hipster beer, it’s actually very good. And the new owner (one of the Nantucket Nectars guys) gets props for seeking out one of Narragansett’s old brewmasters to get the recipes. You want hipster swill, it’s still PBR, which has never ever made anything that could be described as “tasty”.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Speaking of bad beers, does anyone remember Coy International? This is how bad it was – my fraternity had a pop machine where one of the options was beer, cost was a quarter (’82-’86), a variety of beers were placed randomly in the beer slot, and drunken fraternity members would not only pay another quarter to get something different if a Coy came out, they would come in, find free Coy on top of the machine and leave it there. The temptation to drink it was the sign that one needed to just go to bed. The stuff tasted vaguely like bad carbonated white wine in a can, but somewhat hoppy as well. The brewery was in NOLA; it is out of business.

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    Paul says:

    Three degrees below zero. One of many puzzles on coasters.

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    MattF says:

    @brendancalling: Ah, swill. Used to frequent a bar where you could order ‘Swill A’ or ‘Swill B.’ Also, if some customer in the restaurant ordered a glass of ‘rosé’ the bartender would fill a glass with half red swill and half white swill. If you noticed this he’d shrug and say, ‘Well, there’s no rosé grape.’

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    Back in the summer of 1967, I was sentenced to summer school in Newport. I listened to WBZ out of Boston because it was the nearest Top-40 station, and they ran all those beer commercials for New England beers. I may have never learned the quadratic equation, but I’ll never forget the jingle for Narragansett Lager beer.

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    j says:

    3 degrees below zero?”

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    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Sounds like Altes Golden Lager, which was brewed in Frankenmuth, MI. $1.00/6-pack in 1986. Not great by any stretch, but better than Huber or Red, White and Blue when I couldn’t afford Stroh’s (Detroit-brewed Stroh’s, not that later Wisconsin-brewed piss).

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    Davis X. Machina says:

    When an early microbrewery opened mid-80’s in RI, they had a slogan contest, and my friend sent in “Mt. Hope — Finally a Rhode Island beer that doesn’t suck.” Got an honorable mention…

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    Raven says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: BA MUOI BA
    33

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    AIA says:

    They put riddles on all their bottle caps too.

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    Rita R. says:

    Our go-to crap beer when I went to college in upstate N.Y. in the mid-’80s was Matt’s. Particularly memorable was the Matt’s Beer Ball, an orangey-brown, semi-transparent plastic ball that held about a quarter keg of invariably warm Matt’s. Ice cold, the stuff was just tolerable, warm it was near undrinkable. When we actually had a few extra bucks to spend, our step up from awful to merely bad was Meister Brau. Personally, I preferred 10-cent Fuzzy Navel night at the underage bar.

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    grandpa john says:

    OT but does anyone here know anything about the new kid on the polling block called “purple strategies”. I looked at their page and proposed purpose but what I don’t find is any thing about methodology used. While they had pages of numbers of percentages, I could find no cross tabs giving break down by race, age, sex, etc so that makes me curious especially since some of their numbers are at variance with other polls.
    The same also applies to the recent FL Qpaic poll whose numbers also showed variance with other polls.

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    TheMightyTrowel says:

    mmmmm bad beer. where to start.

    one of the serious perks of adulthood: drinking nice alcohol

    +1 (very very very nice plum wine plus a few sips of spectacular sake at a street stall in Kyushu)

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    BGinCHI says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: I’m amazed I’ve never heard of it. I do remember Hop’n Gator though, and several other bizarre, undrinkable malt beverages.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    The cheap beer my brothers used to drink while underage was Mickey’s Big Mouth. I think Hamm’s is still around — it’s crap beer, but they had very memorable commercials back in the days when you could still advertise beer to kids.

    (Only half-joking about advertising to kids — the FCC eventually made them stop for the same reason Joe Camel was eventually banned.)

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Raven: Never had that one.

    @Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again): @BGinCHI: Remember Kingsbury? Oddly, I always drank decent, if not top shelf booze, in college. I am such a snob.

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    stickler says:

    @Mnemosyne: Ah! Hamm’s! That crafty bear was always getting someone in trouble.

    “From the land of sky blue waaaaters, (waaaaters), from the land of pines, lofty balsams…”

    Not as purely awesome as the Rainier Beer ads, though. Those were the best beer ads ever. And no Swedish Bikini Team member was necessary for any of them.

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    I don’t drink anymore. I used to like true ales. The thick ones, and stouts.

    In terms of piss water beer, I’d take PBR over Miller low-life or Budweiser any day. At least it tasted like water, where the others taste like you just licked the inside of a ferry urinal. They’re all horrible, don’t get me wrong, but PBR is the top of the bottom of the barrel =)

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    BGinCHI says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: How about Wisconsin Club?

    Little Kings?

    Mickeys was malt liquor and deadly for a hangover. Hamms used to be a great beer but ended up bought by G Heileman I think like so many midwestern breweries.

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    smintheus says:

    @brendancalling: Another Rhode Islander here. Parents’ generation told me that Gansett actually was quite a decent lager until it was bought out in the (?) 60s and the recipe was changed. Anyway, their porter continued to be excellent until the ’80s.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @danah gaz (fka gaz): How would you know what the inside of a ferry urinal tastes like? Wait, don’t answer that; I really don’t want to know.

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    tominwv says:

    When I was in the army at Ft. Monmouth in 1970 local stores, maybe those near the turnpike, no I don’t remember which exit, often had a mountain of beer in the middle of the floor. White label that said BEER. I don’t remember who made it, probably no one was willing to take the liability. But, with $72 a month to spend, a $1/6 pack beer was great.

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    eemom says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    a pop machine

    Good heavens, you ARE a midwesterner, aren’t you.

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    @Omnes Omnibus: LOL. Actually it’s the smell. The smell of a bunch of guys that need to shower, all pissing in a trough is akin to the taste+smell of cracking a bottle of miller. It makes me gag.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Mnemosyne:
    So that’s what Mickey’s Big Mouth is — a cheap beer! I remember a character asking for it in a convenience store, in an episode of The X-Files many years ago. (The episode title was “Brand X”, and the villain was the company that manufactured the Smoking Man’s smokes.) For years, I’ve wondered what a convenience store might possibly sell that had such a name, and now at last I know.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @stickler: Rainier Beer! Whenever someone mentions Rainier Beer, I am reminded of posters hanging in our garage (Dad’s “man cave” before the term was ever coined) and a clock that had a running waterfall effect when plugged in. I also think of the little game: “Rainier Beer comes out of here.”

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @BGinCHI: Little Kings? Yeah, I have a vague recollection of it. But, like I said above, I wasn’t drinking any of that stuff if it could be avoided.

    @eemom: I have lived all over. I hesitated between soda and pop and then decided to stay true to my roots.

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    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Not familiar with Kingsbury. I do know Point. That was dad’s Wisconsin treat- he’d pick up some on the way back from Packers’ games. I always thought that was the one beer dad splurged on. Then I tasted it. Deceptive packaging.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    I can’t remember which beer was “animal beer” (had fish and bears on the white can), but my uncle would drink a six pack of that every Satursay night and finish off an entire bag of Lay’s potato chips and a can of sardines. Ugh.

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    @Amir Khalid:

    It isn’t beer. It’s malt liquor. Like the Point Beer I mentioned in my last comment, the charm is all in the packaging.

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    nastybrutishntall says:

    @brendancalling: “hipster swill” PBR is drunk because it is the least bad of the cheap beers. I rarely see someone in skinny jeans drinking it. That’s because they’re drinking Oly.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again): “Point beer, it’s not just for breakfast anymore.”

    “When you’re out of Point, you’re out of town.”

    My dad’s hometown.

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    jharp says:

    Hamm’s is still around. $13.99 for a 30 pack.

    And we always had Schlitz in our fridge circa early 70’s.

    And we used to get little Duke beers. I can’t remember if it was called Duquesne or just Duke. They came in 7 or 8 ounce bottles.

    And of course we’d dip into Carlings Black Label, Little Kings, and way back was the P.O.C.

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    @nastybrutishntall:

    Yeah, but it isn’t cheap when hipsters buy it. I was having a PBR conversation with someone in Silverlake (LA) one day, and found out that the going rate at the bar was $7/bottle.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again):
    I standz corrected. Being a teetotaler, I have no idea what the difference is; maybe you could explain it.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Amir Khalid: Here you go.

    ETA: The home brewers might be able to tell you the difference between top and bottom fermented. I can’t.

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    stannate says:

    Dubuque Star. An Iowa beer that could be described kindly as having a barnyard odor. A case of Dubuque Star sold for $5.49 when I was in college, and this price INCLUDED the 5-cent per bottle deposit. Without the deposit, the beer would have cost $4.29, and you would still have been ripped off.

    Near the end of their existence, Dubuque Star made one last grasp for attention with Föecking Beer. I wish I were making this up.

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    @Amir Khalid:

    Okay, technically, malt liquor is beer, but it’s light on the hops, and there are other additives that give malt liquor a higher alcohol content.

    It tastes horrible, but it’s cheap and gets one drunk more quickly.

    BTW, I’m a teetotaler, too, but only for the last 7 years. I learned my lesson about drinking malt liquors when I was still a teen, and didn’t drink it after the age of 17, or thereabouts.

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    Ruckus says:

    @danah gaz (fka gaz):
    Did you mean buttwiper? Or miller, end of life? Never licked a ferry urinal but I can see where you are going with this.

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    Firebert says:

    @YellowJournalism: Schmitt. My dad always kept a 12-pack in the basement. His favorite saying was, “The only thing better than cheap beer is cheap beer on sale.”

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    @Ruckus: heh, buttwiper. =) I’m sticking to the miller low-life pejorative as it describes their average consumer quite succinctly. And FTR, they’re both disgusting.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again):

    Depending on the state, “beer” can have a maximum alcohol percentage so beer-like drinks are called malt liquor, ale, etc. to get around that limitation.

    Malt liquors have always had a street image as a ghetto and bum drink, which Saturday Night Live had a good time with.

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/10314

    Not as far from advertising truth as one might wish. Colt 45 might be the best-known brand.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7qVFyVfDy8

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @stannate:
    Remember that Austrian town I mentioned a while back? Well, a German brewery named a lager (helles Bier) after that town, so that on the label it says Fucking Hell.

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    muddy says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: My son was born in the land of pop, but his memories only go back to living in the land of soda. One time when he was a kid we were traveling and the machine at the rest area had a sign on it saying, “Does not give pop!” He was stymied by this, and wondered if the machine was supposed to hit you or something.

    What was better was as an early reader he was pulling on a door that opened the other way, I said, Look at the sign, silly. He says, PUSH (rhymes with flush), how is that helpful? The family says push (rhyming flush) all the time now.

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    negative 1 says:

    @Mnemosyne: Mickey’s is officially ‘Mickey’s Fine Malt Liquor’. The wide mouth is from when they widened the bottle opening. I have a Mickey’s baseball cap. It’s REAL classy.
    BTW – more than just hipsters drink the new ‘gansett. Old timers say that the new recipe is close to the original recipe. It only started tasting like skunk urine in the ’60’s (they say).

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    Raven says:

    @BGinCHI: Little Kings is one of THE hipster joints in town now!

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    trollhattan says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    Possibly the funniest Wikipedia article I’ve ever read.

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    RSA says:

    Any Baltimoreans reading? When I was in college, Natty Boh (National Bohemian) was the beer of choice, so to speak, and by “choice” I mean having just enough money to avoid buying Red, White, and Blue.

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    @trollhattan: In WA IIRC if it’s over 10% or so you have to call it a barley-wine. Disclaimer: I’m not entirely certain of this.

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    gbear says:

    @Mnemosyne: Ah yes, as a kid in MN, I grew up with the Hamm’s bear on TV and ‘CCO radio.

    I live next door to the old Schmidt Brewery complex in St. Paul. By the time I got here, They were bottling Pigs Eye beer, Landmark Beer, Mike’s Hard Cider, and some other things meant for foreign markets. Every now and then a stray can (before the beer was added) would blow down the street and end up in my yard. My all time favorite beer can was for a beer that was meant to be sold at Japanese baseball games. The name of the beer was Hit And Run.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @BGinCHI:

    Little Kings cream ale? I have voluntarily drunk that. In fact, the other day I was wondering if it was still around.

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    shoutingattherain says:

    For us NW types a shout-out to Lucky Lager would be in order:

    http://brewerygems.com/lucky.htm

    If ya chilled it down to just above freezing it was quite drinkable.

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    gbear says:

    Worst beer I ever bought was Fox Deluxe. Bottles remained unopened in my refrigerator for months.

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    ADS says:

    Sad I cannot remember the name (the beer in question killed the relevant brain cells), but a couple of years ago the wildly overpriced Associated supermarket near on 58th and 9th in Manhattan sold 51-ounce(!)bottles of some Russian beer/malt liquor of about 9% ABV at $2.50 per bottle. Needing respite from the miseries of life (should have stuck with music and cats, per Albert Schweitzer), I tried a couple of bottles. It almost killed me and was the worst tasting alcohol I ever had.

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    ADS says:

    Via the Google, I think it’s Baltika 9: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/401/1967

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    Yutsano says:

    @YellowJournalism: This could have been just a band geek thing, but our cheap beer was actually imported. We always had Kokanee at every party, but it never came out first. It was reserved for the true liver killers later at night. The fact that we had a Canuckistani marching with us probably helped there.

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    Bex says:

    @stannate: Leinenkugel’s, Chippewa Falls, WI used to be the go-to cheap beer for us. Drank lots of Leinie back in the day.

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    shoutingattherain says:

    For us NW types a shout-out to Lucky Lager would be in order:

    http://brewerygems.com/lucky.htm

    If ya chilled it down to just above freezing it was quite drinkable. See also: $12/keg.

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    gbear says:

    @Bex: Yep. That was my fave too until I stopped drinking in 84. Did you ever try Walter’s Beer? Another western WI beer that came in 32 oz. bottles labelled ‘family size’.

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    trollhattan says:

    @shoutingattherain:

    When I was in college, Lucky Lager was our go-to beer when funds were tight. $1.99 for a twelve-pack of 11-ounce stubbies, and a puzzle in every cap.

    Which, I guess, ties to the OP’s coaster. The price was printed on the box, meaning shyster retailers couldn’t jack up the price (at least without a fight). And yeah, it needed to be very cold.

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    Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason says:

    @RSA: Baltimore here. Natty Boh was drinkable, but National Premium was actually a pretty good beer. Until the got bought out by G. Heileman in the 70s,then it all degenerated into the watery pissy shit that everyone else on this thread has mentioned.

    Boh is back these days, and hip. I haven’t had the courage to try any yet.

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    Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason says:

    Worst beers: Stuff they sold in grocery stores in California in the early 70s. Golden Crown, Golden Velvet. Made Burgermeister taste good.

    My all-time favorite nasty brew was “Keg Brand Natural Flavor Beer”. $2.87 a case. You could put one of those down on a table at a party and it would still be there untouched when you got back from the bathroom. Nobody but me would drink it.

    ETA. That’s $2.87 per CASE. Back when Schlitz talls ran $1.50 for a six-pack. Yes, I was a cheapskate.

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    RSA says:

    @Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason:

    Boh is back these days, and hip.

    I was kind of afraid of that. I haven’t tried it lately either. I do vaguely remember National Premium in the 1980s, but not how it tasted.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Cracked had an article recently that’s relevant here, with all of the featured beers purchased at the 99 cent store:

    5 Tips for Pairing Cheap Beers with Personal Failures

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    Origuy says:

    Bad beers, where to begin? I went to school in Champaign, so my memories are of midwestern swills. There was Drummond Brothers, brewed in Louisville by Fall City; Goebel and Stroh, from Detroit; Old Style, from Chicago. I lived in a house with 4 or 5 other guys and sometimes 1 or 2 girls. We had a small refrigerator dedicated to beer. Beside it there was a row of cups with our names on them. As we opened a beer, the cap would go in to our cup. When it was time to settle the score, the caps would be counted. Then we would go to the store and buy a few more cases, stacking them under the speakers in the living room.

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    joel hanes says:

    Leinenkugel has attempted to reinvent themselves as a craft beer; IMHO the attempt is a failure.

    I remember that in high school, people I knew regarded Coors, Bud, Miller, and Michelob as premium beers.

    Hamms, Schmidt, Meisterbrau, Schlitz, PBR, Blatz, Heilemans Old Style, Old Milwaukee — all standard cheap beers in the Midwest, and all I knew of beer before my Army tour in Germany taught me what beer can be.

    When we were really out of money, we’d try Buckhorn, at 99 cents the sixpack

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    Joshua Norton says:

    Ah. Naragansett beer. Brings back memories of the lazy summer days gone by when they sponsored Red Sox BB and Curt Gowdy was their spokesman.

    Hi Neighbor
    Have a ‘gansett
    Give that lager beer a chance, it
    Has that straight from the barrel taste
    In bottles, cans, on tap, it’s great!

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    Jay C says:

    @tominwv:

    God, generic BEER (which we used to refer to as “genetic” beer) – I remember that stuff from the late 70’s when I lived in Denver, and the choices for cheap brewski outside of the highly-politically-incorrect Coors were few and far between. IIRC, it was actually produced by a “real” brewery (Miller? Schlitz?), and marketed by some company that distributed lines of stark black-on-white-labeled stuff to markets throughout the land (or at least in the West). I remember that they also sold generic SCOTCH, VODKA and WHISKY which were at least as vile as any cheapola “name” brand: I guess putting stuff like that through a younger liver does less damage…

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Origuy:

    Old Style, from Chicago

    My brothers fondly referred to it as “Old Pile.” But they drank it anyway.

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    Ronzoni Rigatoni says:

    @jharp: Havva Duke, havva Duke, havva Duquesne Beer. Never forget it. Carling’s (Hey, Mabel, Black Label) was OK when brewed in Cleveland, but nowadays it is shipped out by ship chandlers who stock rusty African-registry freighters with it. PA Beers where nice when there was some pride left, like DuBois, or Schmidt’s (of Philadelphia), and I did like Rochester’s Standard Ale. Genesee? Rather drink a warm Miller. Now who remembers what the POC in POC Beer stands for? LOL. I do.

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    John Weiss says:

    @brendancalling: Speaking of hipster swill, I must mention Corona. You have to put a lot of lime juice in it just to get it down.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @John Weiss:

    Whatever happened to Rolling Rock? It was huge in the 90s, and then it seemed to disappear. Did PBR take over its hipster market share?

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    Ronzoni Rigatoni says:

    @Mnemosyne: “Whatever happened to Rolling Rock?” Their pony bottles (7 oz.; 48 to a case) were the staff of life during my HS years. They are still around.

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    Bex says:

    @gbear: Never had the pleasure of trying Walter’s beer…maybe that’s a good thing?

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    bill says:

    @jharp: Ah, Black Label. My first drunk, age 15. God knows I still remember it.

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    bill says:

    @Ronzoni Rigatoni: You can buy it at your local Publix store down here in the Florida horse country, twelve or thirteen bucks a twelver. Always good in a pinch.

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    @Ronzoni Rigatoni:

    Havva Duke, havva Duke, havva Duquesne Beer.

    JeeeZIS was that stuff swill! We drank it at college when we couldn’t afford anything — anything — better. You had to chug the whole bottle, very cold, or your second swig would would be flatter than the Saturday edition of the Duquesne Fishwrap. Duke beer made me work hard in college so I’d never be poor again.

    (Not that that worked out so well, either.)

    Actually, generic WINE was pretty drinkable.

    BTW, Ronzo, I got your email. I’m thinking hard about it, but the trouble is, two-hour commute each way these days. That’s when I used to get things done. Now, I’m just driving all the time.

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    Martin says:

    My neighbor in college only drank Old Milwaukee. Even from a room away I could tell how horrible it was.

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    Ronzoni Rigatoni says:

    @bill: I’m a bit below the horse country, but re Carling’s. why would you? PBR is better, but it is also swill. Presidente from the Dominican Republic is the best I can find these days. Most Central American breweries have German Brauwmeisters [sic] , so the quality is much better.

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    Ronzoni Rigatoni says:

    @Neddie Jingo: Hey, bro’. I really miss you guys. But you should consider that a 2 hour commute sux. My dear dotter (may abortion prohibitions shine upon her) lived in Winchester, and she couldn’t get out of there fast enough. I did like the wine fest, tho’. Better than the commercial PA bastards make. We still rely on the home made stuff. You are much younger than I, but you won’t be in a coupla years. Think about it. I liked your situation up there (lovely country), but, son, you are gonna die. This is not acceptable.

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    @Ronzoni Rigatoni:

    I liked your situation up there (lovely country), but, son, you are gonna die. This is not acceptable.

    Well, there’s two ends of every commute, Home and Not-Home, and if you can get the Not-Home end closer, that helps a lot, right? I’m working on getting that to happen. It’s not 2009 any more, and local horizons have improved in my industry, whatever Mitt Rmoney says.

    I wouldn’t repeat 2008-09 again for any amount of money or love. It killed a lot of me. And, as you say, this is not acceptable.

    That blog was the best thing I ever did. You’re right. I should move some things to get it restarted. Priorities.

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    Ronzoni Rigatoni says:

    @Neddie Jingo: There are too few of us who really understand what’s goin’ on, and you were the best in the business who could describe the nonsense about it all. Bobby also was hilarious. On the blogosphere, there was nobody better, and even more so, I include The TV folx Jon Stewart and Colbert. Quit splitting firewood. WRITE! Sell a few ads. We can spread it around. I also have a chain saw and a few other obnoxious tools. Unfortunately, Florida doesn’t have a whole lotta oaks or ashes. I mostly split infinitives.

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    j says:

    @Rita R.: Our crap beer back in college was Falstaff. They had that “Concentration” game on their bottle caps too, and had numbers on them if you couldn’t figure out the cryptic.

    So…I sent away for an answer and they sent me the entire book of solutions.

    A 12 pack for $4.00 and all the answers?

    Priceless.

    A 12 pack stored on the bottom of the cooler so that the bottom was soaking wet and the glue gives out while I’m standing in the check out line causing 12 bottles to fall on my sandal clad feet and 11 of them shattering?

    $800.00 in hospital bills for many stitches and a tetanus shot.

    I drank the unbroken bottle while I was waiting for the ambulance.

    The liquor store didn’t charge me for the beer I drank.

    I never got a free thing from them after that.

    http://www.jokelibrary.net/yyD....._caps.html

    BTW, the one bottle that didn’t shatter all over my feet? (which I drank) the puzzle was “Time flies”.

    It was an alarm clock with wings.;(

    Falstaff. Crap beer, crap boxes, crap puzzles.

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    replicnt6 says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    My beer is Rheingold, the dry beer
    Think of Rheingold whenever you buy beer
    It’s refreshing, not sweet
    It’s the extra-dry treat
    Won’t you try extra-dry Rheingold beer.

    Rheingold? Never heard of it.

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    joel hanes says:

    I had forgotten Falstaff.

    Mercifully

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    drobnox says:

    I remember “Red White and Blue”, and “Old German”. Early ’80s, Central Jersey.

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