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Jun 20, 2010 03:23 AM

Your father's beer.

What was dear old dad's beer of choice?
My dad was a Schlitz lover for most of his life,
some Miller high life, and I remember a Black Label

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  1. My dad HATED the taste of beer, BUT he had chronic kidney stones, so his doctor told him to drink cranberry juice during the day and one or two beers at night. He eventually settled on Labatts as the most tolerable.

    5 Replies
    1. re: KazamaSmokers

      Shaeffer and Reingold were the beers I used to sneak out of the house as a teen!

      1. re: billmayo

        Wow, Shaeffer...really? Amazing how our tastes change over the years. I drank one of those in my early 20's and that had to be one of the worst beers I have ever put in my mouth.

        My Dad was a Seagram's VO guy, but when him and my uncle sat down to polish off a 6'r it was usually Schlitz or Budweiser. The Schlitz came in a can made of hardened steel with the pop off that actually removed from the can (think bumper on a 57 Chevy) and the Bud came in the little short necked brown bottles that looked like the red stripe bottles. Dating myself? You bet. :)

        1. re: Liveitloud

          Surprised to hear of your bad experience with Schaeffer.
          While it's true that the stuff sold as Schaeffer these days is singularly unremarkable, the original Schaeffer of old was an American lager with a bit more flavor 'oomph' than most other beers of it's type.

          I still have to wonder why companies like Pabst are bothering to keep some of these old classic old labels alive when they show total disregard for the original formulas and make everything essentially as a generic..

          1. re: The Professor

            Recognizable brand names from the past have marketing and franchise value because they touch sentimental chords. How little does a new Mustang or Corvette resemble the original? Totally different products also.

            1. re: Veggo

              You're absolutely right, of course.
              It's still a bit of a shame though that these old brand names are just "labels" now.
              Some of the old timey brands were actually pretty good beers, and products of some character.

    2. My Dad was mostly a scotch or Gin drinker, still is. He would have some beer in fridge for his beer drinking friends. My parents had some friends that worked at the local Falstaff brewery, so there was a lot of Falstaff, occasionally Bud or Schlitz. We lived in Texas, though and i remember taking a family vacation to Colorado in the early seventies. At that time Coors wasn't available where we lived, and this was a BIG deal, because we could bring back Coors. I recall bringing back a few cases for some in the neighborhood.
      A few years later our city got a Coors distributorship (as did everywhere else in the free world), and the novelty wore off. I digress.

      1. Bud and Dewar's "White Label". He becomes my hero more each day. Miss you dad.

        1. Back in the '70s, he kept Rolling Rock in the fridge.

          1. My Dad was not much of a drinker, no beer in the fridge, but I sure am happy that HE was my Dad.