The 1st beer you ever had. Do they still make it?

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  1. costanzo_mike

    costanzo_mike Meyvn (1,214) Jul 17, 2014 Massachusetts

    Miller High Life. Yep.
     
  2. rynegne

    rynegne Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2014 Illinois

    High Life here as well...was about 75 degrees pour temp too. Mmmmm.
     
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  3. sajaffe1

    sajaffe1 Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 Utah

    Birra Moretti
     
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  4. GreesyFizeek

    GreesyFizeek Poo-Bah (8,925) Mar 6, 2013 New York
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    and thank god for that
     
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  5. GreesyFizeek

    GreesyFizeek Poo-Bah (8,925) Mar 6, 2013 New York
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    Do they still make Milwaukee's Best Light? I haven't seen it in years, but then again, I'm not exactly fervently looking for it...
     
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  6. chrisjws

    chrisjws Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2014 California

    Corona. Yes, yes they do.
     
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  7. ChuckHardslab

    ChuckHardslab Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2012 Texas

    Nah, not all beer... just Rolling Rock :wink:
     
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  8. ChuckHardslab

    ChuckHardslab Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2012 Texas

    I used to drink quite a bit of that as a younger man. If memory serves, being harder to find is probably not such a bad thing.
     
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  9. MUTINY

    MUTINY Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia

    My thoughts exactly.
     
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  10. ChuckHardslab

    ChuckHardslab Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2012 Texas

    I was in Italy on my 21st birthday and I sort of remember having a few of those, but that was a long time ago.
     
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  11. scottbrew4u

    scottbrew4u Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Genesee can from my dad. It was cold so seemed alright at the time.
     
  12. BeerFan

    BeerFan Initiate (127) Feb 11, 2003 New Jersey

    Bud in '83. Still around, but not in my fridge.
     
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  13. Sazz9

    Sazz9 Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2012 Texas

    Bud Light. First beer I truly remember the taste of (at the time too powerful for my taste buds)... Arrogant Bastard- One of my favorite go to beers to date
     
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  14. WhoKnew23

    WhoKnew23 Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2014 Michigan

    Mine, embarrassing enough, was Aspen Edge, which was made by Coors. It was literally water, but I thought I was cool, because nobody drank it and the label looked expensive. They do not make it anymore.
     
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  15. Meerhund

    Meerhund Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2015 Idaho

    Rainier. :stuck_out_tongue: Very much still around, though not in my to-get list.
     
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  16. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (2,002) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    Odds are it was either Schlitz, Pearl, Pearl Light or Texas Pride.

    I think only Schlitz still exists, but I believe it's under new ownership and management, so is it really the Schlitz of my childhood? Possibly ... I bought a 12-pack last year, and it wasn't too bad for an AAL.
     
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  17. KeithE

    KeithE Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2013 Illinois

    Old Style.... It's still around as far as I know. I was 16 years old and doing my college orientation in 1973. I drank 1.5 beers and that was the first time I drank beer. I drank considerably more on my 17th birthday a few months later and couldn't stand the taste of beer for quite a while after that!
     
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  18. MA_hops

    MA_hops Initiate (0) May 18, 2015 Vermont

    Spaten Optimator - was my father's favorite at the time
     
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  19. MJ64

    MJ64 Disciple (330) Oct 31, 2014 Mississippi

    Me and a cousin snuck a Dixie beer from my uncle's cooler at a family picnic. We were about 10 ('74). The first I bought was Bud a few years later. I still have a soft spot for Dixie.
     
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  20. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (2,238) Sep 15, 2014 New York
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    Uh, yes. My first beer was Coors Light.
     
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  21. dailyminefield

    dailyminefield Devotee (461) Jun 13, 2012 North Carolina

    These are my childhood beers I snuck a sip of, while my dad left the room...

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    And this is the first beer I drank multiples of, with friends...

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    I know Genesee is still made, because it's still the old man's brew of choice. No clue about the others.
     
  22. LloydDobler

    LloydDobler Champion (832) Jul 25, 2014 Indiana
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    Budweiser in a can, in a row boat. Me and the pops were fishing when I was in 7th grade. It was a "shhhh, don't tell mom" moment. He is a vet and, still to this day, I drink a few cans with him whenever we visit the AM Legion together.
     
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  23. TheRougeBastard

    TheRougeBastard Champion (854) Aug 22, 2011 North Carolina

    Funny story...X-misses found several bottles out in the Vegas desert and thought she'd found something collectible!
     
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  24. muddyh2oblues

    muddyh2oblues Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Illinois
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    I feel bad, I don't remember the first beer I drank. And I don't remember much of my early childhood, let alone if I had a sip of a beer at the age of 5 or 6 like I'm seeing here. So do they still make the first beer I ever drank? Beats me.
     
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  25. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (155) Jan 8, 2015 California

    Rainer still around? I can't say that I've seen it in ages and I visited Seattle last summer and noticed that the brewery is no more.
     
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  26. JackRWatkins

    JackRWatkins Defender (678) Nov 3, 2014 Alabama

    keystone, the shame is real
     
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  27. muddyh2oblues

    muddyh2oblues Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Illinois
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    Yes, Old Style is still around. Actually, there's a few in my beer fridge right now.
     
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  28. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (585) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    Lol funny stuff. A local store still carries the 6pks for like $5.
     
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  29. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,033) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut
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    Ommegang Abbey Ale. What a loser I was.
    Just kidding. Probably a Genny. Maybe worse. Suffice it to say it wasn't memorable.
     
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  30. turbotype

    turbotype Aspirant (288) Nov 5, 2013 California

    My first brew was a Rolling Rock. (pony bottle ofc). InBev still makes something called Rolling Rock, but it is not the same beer my Dad let me have many years ago...
     
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  31. ChuckHardslab

    ChuckHardslab Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2012 Texas

    I just realized that my oldest kid's first beer was one of my homebrews. It's an oddly proud daddy moment (sniff). :grinning:
     
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  32. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,175) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Boston Beer Co. moved into part of the long abandoned Haffenreffer brewery which closed in 1964. After closing the brand moved to Narragansett (at the time, owned by another branch of the Haffenreffer family). It then became a Falstaff brand, and then an S&P (Falstaff, General, Pearl, Pabst) brand. Was briefly back on the market a few years back when some members of the original Haffenreffer family regained the trademark using the dba of "Private Stock Brewing Co." (contract brewed), but they eventually folded.

    Schlitz was bought by Stroh in 1982, and is now owned by Pabst, as is Pearl Beer (the corporate parent of Pearl, S&P Corp., bought Pabst in the mid-1980s).

    InBev is the company that sold the Rolling Rock brand to Anheuser Busch. They had owned the brand since the early 1990s, when they (at the time Interbrew) bought the Canadian brewer, Labatt, which had purchased the Latrobe Brewing Co. in the late 1980s.

    Before that, Latrobe had briefly been owned by the Sundor, Inc. best known for "Sunny Delight" juice drink. They missed out on the fad by a few decades, never making Rolling Rock/Sunny D. Shandy. :wink:
     
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  33. NYR-Zuuuuc

    NYR-Zuuuuc Disciple (332) Jan 1, 2013 Connecticut

    Carlings Black Label.for me too. Tasted awful, couldn't believe people actually liked drinking beer. That was around 1971, I was maybe 10. I think much differently about beer now.....Cheers!
     
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  34. HectorB

    HectorB Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2013 New York

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  35. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,736) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    It's still alright, nothing wrong with enjoying a cold Beer.
     
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  36. RutgersBeerGuy

    RutgersBeerGuy Aspirant (273) Jan 16, 2007 New York
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    A sip of my dad's Boston Lager in the late-90's.
     
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  37. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    Most people would say unfortunately and although it will remain unnamed it is still a stable beer of choice for me. So where I have come from this is a rarity.
     
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  38. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (2,350) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    Nope. First swigs were from a Falstaff when I was a kid.
     
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  39. Dil_thebeerdrinking_do

    Dil_thebeerdrinking_do Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2014 Georgia

  40. smanson56

    smanson56 Champion (809) Feb 15, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Well I did the math and that makes us pretty damn close to the same age and growing up in VT I'd also have to say it was Carling Black Label as well. The one thing I can assure you is it was not Bud. My father never drank Bud.
     
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