What kind of beer did/does your grandpa drink

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  1. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    PBR. He was a hipster. I miss his ironic facial hair and pork pie hat.
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  2. dianimal

    dianimal Initiate (161) Apr 18, 2012 California

    I don't know about my paternal grandpa and my Dad's gone so I can't ask him, but I remember my Dad drinking Olympia and Dos Equis among others. I don't know about my maternal grandpa either, and my Mom's gone, but I would bet he drank Miller.
  3. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California
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  4. Icarus

    Icarus Initiate (175) Oct 6, 2012 Minnesota

    Schell's Deer Brand and Hamm's... and lots of it.
  5. xavieraz

    xavieraz Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2013 California

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
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  6. hops_slut

    hops_slut Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2013 Illinois

    Oldstyle or die!
  7. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Michelob was the big one. Always had a sixer in the fridge. Then Becks. And to a lesser extent Heineken, Amstel, or Corona since restaurants usually didn't have Michelob or Becks. If I can find a six pack of Michelob I'll drink it in his honor
  8. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2006 New York

    My father's father was an alcoholic who drank cheap wine and booze, he died before I was born.

    My mother's father worked in Rhode Island during the week and would come home on weekends with a few of these...

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  9. CasanovaCummins

    CasanovaCummins Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2012 Nevada
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    Mine were from Pittsburgh, so there was a lot of Iron City beer.

    In a steel can, of course. They weren't sissies.
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  10. vurt

    vurt Crusader (756) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon

    Olympia stubbies, more often than not. He'd always give me the bottle caps for my collection (a collection I wish I still had), and I remember there were a few Heidelbergs and Black Labels amongst all the Olympias.
  11. zid

    zid Champion (887) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Wow. That's something to satisfy both can and bottle drinkers.
  12. MatthewPlus

    MatthewPlus Disciple (323) Jan 2, 2013 Florida
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    My grandfather drank Old Milwaukee N/A. When he died, he had one left in his fridge. I took it home and it sits in my "cellar" in place of prominence. NFT
  13. SSEngelbrecht

    SSEngelbrecht Initiate (182) Jan 25, 2010 Louisiana

    Grandpa drank the champagne of beers...nothing but the High Life.
  14. mporter13

    mporter13 Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Oregon

  15. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

  16. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    Schmidt and Blatz.
  17. Wisconsinality

    Wisconsinality Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2009 Wisconsin

    As my dad said he was a man. He he worked in a freezer all day so he liked nothing cold. Drank warm Grain Belt and said nothing went better with them than Lucky Strike ciggerettes. I pick up a sixer from time to time.
  18. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (479) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Didn't drink
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  19. acevenom

    acevenom Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2011 Louisiana

    My maternal grandfather and my stepfather's father drank Schlitz. My paternal grandfather liked Miller High Life, but he rarely drank. I don't really feel a connection to them, but I do like to raise a glass of Schlitz or Miller High Life to them on their birthdays.
  20. Hanglow

    Hanglow Zealot (597) Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Guinness extra or FES, either warmed by the fire or on the radiator.

    I had a great uncle who also liked his stout, he used a red hot poker to heat it
  21. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Loons, whalez. Ya know, the usual.
  22. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2011 Connecticut
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    Never knew either grandfather but all of my relatives off that generation Great Uncles, Great Aunts drank Narragansett, still the beer of funerals.
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  23. douginromeo

    douginromeo Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2013 Michigan
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    Never drank beer - liked his Kessler's and Vernors. I shudder just to think of it!
  24. ThreeFishes

    ThreeFishes Devotee (447) Jan 8, 2013 Florida
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    PBR. He had 3 every night after work, and a few on the weekends when he mowed his lawn. Its the first beer I ever tasted when sneaked a sip to me when my parents weren't looking.
  25. Jomega80

    Jomega80 Initiate (127) May 26, 2012 Ohio

    All I saw him drink
  26. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (6,448) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    I cannot remember what beer my grandfather drank as he passed away over 25 years ago but I have an uncle that I remember being a strong supported of Red, White, and Blue.
  27. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,325) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Yeah, that'll happen when you sold out to the "guys from the City" 63 years ago :wink: (Schaefer bought the brewery in 1950). Their advertising mascot was "Billy Beaver" - who helped to remind people the name was pronounced "BEAVER-wick".
  28. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    My last memories of my Grandpa are me and him installing a basketball goal at my house, while we shared cans of "BEER". Black letters on a white can. Before that, he brought over "Scotch Buy" while we worked on my floor furnace.
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  29. Petela

    Petela Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2013 New Jersey

    Yuengling all day!
  30. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Aspirant (299) Aug 2, 2012 California
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    PBR and Michelob
  31. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Not sure... Both my biological grandfathers died before I even had a chance to get to know them (paternal grandfather died at age 44 when my father was only 4 years old and my maternal grandfather died when I was a year old from complications from Diabetes.) My paternal grandfather was born and grew up in Czechoslovakia (present day Slovakia) and moved to the US after WWII. I like to think he had access to and drank some pretty good beers back in the old country.
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  32. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic/Slovakia) is one of great beer drinking nations on this Earth. Not to mention their hearty, down home food. You have quite the heritage. Grandpas are cool. I know, I'm one of 'em!
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  33. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Disciple (392) Mar 26, 2011 California

    Ballentine Ale
  34. Crusader

    Crusader Aspirant (204) Feb 4, 2011 Sweden

    My paternal grandfather was a hard liquor drinker from what I've heard. Considering the fact that he was born as the son of a crofter in 1920, a year before beer above 4% was banned until 1955 I guess it makes sense. Hard liquor was what people from his background drank back then. My grandmother told me once that he brought a bottle of cognac with him on a roadtrip up north to their parents, and he would drink it straight from the bottle. My maternal grandfather immigrated to Sweden in the 60s from Finland and used to keep various Finnish lager brands in stock at family get togethers that I can remember growing up. In recent years he's gone over to drinking Mariestads Export, a Swedish dortmunder style lager which he gets on the tax free cruises across the baltic sea. He prefers drinking blended scotch though and to have a glass or two on a saturday since he says beer makes him hungry and makes him eat too much. My grandmother doesn't approve of him having his scotch, but he says it's not up to her to decide :stuck_out_tongue: .
  35. alex_hart

    alex_hart Disciple (355) Feb 28, 2013 Oklahoma

    Miller Highlife Miller Highlife Miller Highlife Guiness Guiness Miller Highlife.

    I remember being 6 years old and him telling me to go get him a beer from the basement. I would open it for him and he always let me take a sip. I hated the taste, but loved the feeling of being aloud to drink when my parents werent around!

    TEKNISHE Disciple (333) Jan 12, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Genessee "at cellar temperature", but also other cheap stuff. Pabst, Schlitz, Iron City, Stroh's, Straub, Busch, although i'd see him enjoy a dark German beer at at German restaurant and he would probably try anything you set before him. My other gramps doesn't drink.
  37. tommyz

    tommyz Devotee (420) May 28, 2007 Michigan
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    when he was alive he drank

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  38. RockAZ

    RockAZ Disciple (371) Jan 6, 2009 Arizona
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    Both Grandpa's were teetotallers, but all the generations before them drank whisky and scotch,.... and the occasional mooonshine.
  39. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (2,600) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    My grandpa who is still alive just drink wine, but my grandpa how pasted away in 2004 would have stuff like SNPA in his fridge.
  40. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,198) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    I never saw my paternal grandfather drink beer, but the other side sure did. I found tons of Ballantine's bottles and know he drank that. He wasn't too fussy though - PBR, Carling, Schaeffer, Narragansett I saw him drink as well. Think I told this story before, but I found a bunch of bottles in certain spots in the field when I bought the house, some of them full. Odd little bundles here and there. My mother told me Grampy used to "plant" beers in the rows so when he got thirsty while working in the fields, he would just go pull one out of the ground. Sure enough - the bottles I found were "row width" apart, so he would just go from stash to stash. Pull a full one, leave an empty.
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