Wednesday, May 16, 2007

McGrorty Remembers Schlitz Beer

Michael McGrorty recalls the kiss of the hops and Schlitz Beer, a beer that is "plain as denim, shallow as the Ed Sullivan Show, a beer that wouldn’t leave a welt if you drank a half-dozen. A beer to drink with a shot of ordinary rye; a beer to place beside a ball park hotdog. It damn near brought a tear to my eye." It makes me want to go out and find a cheap beer myself. Heck, I think I could use a couple after working here some days. Anyhow, the post also made me recall the book Ambitious Brew, which I recently read and has some parts about Schlitz.

And to get a little history, here is an 1890's Schlitz Beer Wagon. Found on the Encyclopedia of Chicago website.

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