July 27, 2010


I am not sure if I should ever dare to post about brew after Monica's blistering comment that all but accused me of drinking girlie beer. In any event, submit your nominations for the best cheap beer.

My vote: National Bohemian, a mainstay of college life at Washington and Lee--five bucks for a case of longnecks at East Lexington Store, and drinkable if served ice cold. Several fraternity brothers were rumored to have engaged in the "Natty Bo' One Thousand" during Spring Term which called for them to drink a thousand bottles over the course of six weeks. Never actually confirmed the count which would have required biopsies on those who did not need liver transplants.

Yips! from Robbo: We drank a lot of Meisterbrau, aka Mr. Beer, in college. Since it didn't actually kill us, it only made us stronger.

Posted by LMC at July 27, 2010 07:20 PM | TrackBack

No competition: Old Style.

Posted by: GCL at July 27, 2010 10:33 PM

Genny or in a pinch, Genessee Cream Ale; upstate New York's finest adult beverage.

Posted by: old school lady at July 28, 2010 01:06 AM

#2. Whatever is the real name for a brew nicknamed "the Beast"
#3. Old Milwalkee
#4. Pabst Blue Ribbon ('PBR'), proof that advertising "blue ribbon" does not mean quality.

At a certain land grant university in the South, at a particular men's fraternity was the '25 club' - 25 twelve oz beers in 12 hours. Saw several attempt it. Met only one who actually did...

Posted by: kmr at July 28, 2010 06:21 AM

kmr, The Beast is actually 'Milwaukee's Best'. By name only.

Quite fond of Schaeffer and Schlitz. Blatz isn't far behind.

Amusingly, all of those blue-collar throwback beers (PBR, Blatz, Schlitz, Old Style) are all brewed by the same company now, the original breweries long gone.

Despite growing up in Milwaukee and spending 3rd grade watching them rip down the Schlitz Brewery which surrounded my elementary school, I can't be a home-town boy, I won't touch a 'High Life'.

Posted by: Elliott at July 28, 2010 07:00 AM

We drank loads of Natty Bo and Busch in College. Even if it WAS only "cowboy cold" from East Lex.

Posted by: Mink Monica at July 28, 2010 10:54 AM

While we were in Wisconsin, our cheap brew of choice was Berghoff.

Posted by: Sarah G. at July 28, 2010 11:03 PM

Stroh's, America's only fire brewed beer. $3.50 for a case of 16 ounce returnable bottles at Slippery Rock State. We switched to Miller High Life returnables when Stroh's became tres chic and doubled their prices.

Posted by: Paul Phillips at July 28, 2010 11:52 PM


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