Not yet. My friggin grocery store sucks. I'm lucky if they have a six'er
of Sam Adams cherry wheat (mmmm, good). They always seem to have plenty of
Bud light , miller light, coors light, piss-water light and all the other
red neck beers though.
Too bad table saws and beer don't mix.
Back when I lived in the boonies of west central Wisconsin, we called it
Homeowner Beer. Before you got married and bought a house, you bought what
you liked best. After a few house payments and/or maintenance projects, you
switched to Ol' Mil. It was ALWAYS on sale.
That stuff ranks right up there with a whole bunch of beers that
fortunately are no longer with us.
Believe it or not you can find that goat urine here in SoCal.
There was a time when Old Style was a pretty decent beer.
Don't have a clue what it is like today.
Any comments from those in Milwaukee?
We took a tour of the old G. Heileman Brewing Company in LaCrosse, WI
last year. That's where the GOOD Old Style was brewed using their
artesian water supply.
Heileman's is no more. They sold the name (only) to Miller Brewing
Company of Milwaukee and Miller brews according to their own recipe and
uses the Old Style name.
Learned this is common practice throughout the industry.
The old G. Heileman brewery? Now making Arizona Ice Tea and a couple
different malt liquors, etc.
Sorry to disillusion you<g>
Miller is/was part of Phillip Morris.
My understanding is they sold the whole Miller thing to a South African
Brewing conglomerate and got out of the beer business.
When Heilman was owned by the Aussie (Alan something, was an America's
Cup racer for OZ when they had it in Fremantle), he probably bought the
labels of at least 100 local breweries, then operated them as you suggest.
Do they still have the Old Style signs in front of all the neighborhood
bars in Milwaukee or is that also gone?
Don't know, Lew. Don't get up to MKE that often and really haven't paid
much attention to the beer signs in those neighborhoods with the local
bars. Pretty sure we have some folks on the rec who live in or near MKE
who can address that.
I have a faint rememberance from a month or two back that the "Old
Style" brewery was being demolished. While it was abandoned but not
flattened, a vintage bottle collector (don't laugh - we collect planes)
was killed on the site, when part of it collapsed on him.
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