What’s not to love about cheap beer. My first beer was a Schlitz and my second was a Genessee Cream Ale. PBR was a cheap option but not always the first option as it is for trendy LA Hipsters. We would get the cheapest beer in the store. Bush was a luxury. Keystone was often a choice as well.
Let’s not forget Old Milwaukee, Natural Light, Coors, Rolling Rock, Strohs, Miller and Milwaukee’s Best (not to be confused with Old Milwaukee).
So back to my first beer – Schlitz, then Cream Ale, then for a while it was Old Mill and Milwaukee’s Best. When I moved to Ohio Natural Light was by far the cheapest beer on the shelves for years.
When I moved to Ohio Natural Light was by far the cheapest beer on the shelves for years.
Now I’m Los Angeles and although I do not drink cheap beer very much anymore, I really appreciate how it enabled me to get drunk without spending much money.
I am sure I paid for it in other ways but at least I had enough money left over for Rochester Nick Tahou’s Garbage Plates after a night of drinking… and now it’s Fred62, Mells, or another Los Angeles Diner that’s not quite the same as NY but what can you do.
Diners have cheap beer and so it goes. Cheap canned beer got me through college and I honor it.
I also learned to rip the cans open with my teeth which was a great party trick in College in Brockport NY – a huge little rocking College town that made me the cheap beer expert that I am today.
I also honed my skills in other areas and look forward to sharing those with you in later posts.