Back in the day when they did not sell it east of the Mississippi, it was a rare treat to get ahold of a can in the Bend. Went to Kansas one fall break with a classmate and practically bathed in it (so what if it it was only 3.2 - it was abrosia - beer for breakfast and a KState FB game!) When a girl from Lyons brought me a six pack from her trip out west, I thought we were in love (It was was a sympathy 6 pack - she married her HTH). Nowadays, you can get that swill anywhere. They sold out to go big. 30 pack for $18.99.
when we drove back to ND to start a new school year. The trick to try to hold on to as many cans as possible until towards the end of the semester. By that time, you could usually get around 75 cents a can for a Coors beer.
A case of "shorts" from the brewery on the west side.
(Shorts were bottles that were not filled to the proper quantity.)
to wash down the Papa John's of course.
Tailgating was an assortment - Genesee Cream Ale (very gassy consequences); Stroh's; Miller; Hamm's; PBR; Old Style, etc.
King's Cellar used to run specials on Top Hat beer - $4.99 a case. Blatz was usually priced at that level all the time.
"Fighting Irish Football Beer". Flat and weak with an exceptionally poor finish.
It will be overpriced and you will be expected to love it.
or at least in the Aggies minds..Pretty creative, I can't wait for LSUFreak to jump in
"Pretentious with more than a hint of bitterness"
I've heard a rumor that Hamms was somewhat drinkable in the past. Now, not so much (and I am a connoisseur of cheap beer).
It was once the king of its market before becoming average and getting surpassed by up and comers.
Prior to up and comers improving the market
We need a beer that used to be great and unique until it was co-opted, mass produced, and Disney-fied into shit.
Self-proclaimed "king of beers" that once was the most popular mass produced beer. Now all of the light (state) versions are surpassing it and people only tune in literally for the dog and pony show and hate the swill.
Sam Adams is still just Sam Adams.
Fat Tire used to be incredible, until they reformulated and repackaged to sell to the masses
it was named 'America's Best' (in 1893)
Before we debate which beer should be the "official beer of ND football". Man, they're missing a goldmine there selling beer at the stadium, which is very un-ND-like.