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Why "Bomber"?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by JuniperJesus, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. JuniperJesus

    JuniperJesus Savant (440) Illinois Feb 26, 2011

    Why not call them "breaker"? - because that's the size bottle you want to break on the edge of the bar right before a melee.
  2. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    maybe because it seems like the perfect bottle for a moltov cocktail?

    that is actually an honest guess.
    JKAllen likes this.
  3. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Advocate (605) Wisconsin Apr 16, 2012 Verified

    They're called bombers because they all blow a hole through your wallet.
  4. Good size to get you bombed

  5. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    You ever see someone try to break a bomber over someones head during one of those melees? Trust me, you would not call them breakers...
    KevSal likes this.
  6. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    I would not use a bottle in a bar fight.
  7. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    Neither would i.
  8. Brunite

    Brunite Savant (430) Illinois Sep 21, 2009

    In WWII, the pilots who flew the B-52's would drink a bottle, about this size, as part of their rations to get up the nerve to complete their bombing missions.
  9. "The origins of the "bomber" term is in dispute and I've read all sorts of outlandish "explanations" (many involve a non-existent "B-22" bomber airplane or German style hand grenades). I tend to believe it came from the "alternate" community, where a "bomber" was a large joint, and then anything larger than normal."
    - jesskidden circa 2009
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  10. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,160) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Verified

    If you're the instigator of said fight it could come in handy.
  11. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (535) New York Mar 7, 2010

    I likes this.
  12. 22 oz of beer is certainly the bomb. Why get bombers? Because I can't afford any of the 750 mL bottles!
  13. Brunite

    Brunite Savant (430) Illinois Sep 21, 2009

    In all seriousness...I was just about to paste the above as well. A quick google search reveals this "elsewhere".
    GennyCreamAle likes this.
  14. sil1

    sil1 Savant (290) California May 19, 2012 Verified

    Slang. Hood status. What people call bigger size beer bottles 40s. Bombers. Cans= tall boys same thing
  15. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    40s = 40 ounces.

    i.e. I was recently slamming 40's with my boy John St. Charles and we had to kill 'em before we met up with some fly ass hoes at the bar.
  16. sil1

    sil1 Savant (290) California May 19, 2012 Verified

    Your boys name is st charles ha ha nice example
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  17. Drink a full one of He'Brew's 16th Anniversary brew and you'll know.