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Re: Ale and Beer (Especially Falstaff's)
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0053. Saturday, 22 January 1994.
 
(1)     From:   James Schaefer <SCHAEFEJ@GUVAX.BITNET>
        Date:   Friday, 21 Jan 1994 10:20:31 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0052  Re: Ale and Beer (Especially Falstaff's)
 
(2)     From:   John Cox <COX@HOPE.BITNET>
        Date:   Friday, 21 Jan 1994 10:31:49 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0052  Re: Ale and Beer (Especially Falstaff's)
 
(3)     From:   Chris Kendall <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Jan 1994 09:15:49 -0700 (MST)
        Subj:   Falstaff in Idaho
 
(4)     From:   Celine Gura <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Jan 1994 11:38:12
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0052  Re: Ale and Beer (Especially Falstaff's)
 
(5)     From:   Ronald Dwelle <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Jan 94 13:25:27 EST
        Subj:   Scholarship in the Streets
 
(6)     From:   Peter D. Junger <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Jan 94 13:23:23 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0052  Re: Ale and Beer (Especially Falstaff's)
 
 
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From:           James Schaefer <SCHAEFEJ@GUVAX.BITNET>
Date:           Friday, 21 Jan 1994 10:20:31 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0052  Re: Ale and Beer (Especially Falstaff's)
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0052  Re: Ale and Beer (Especially Falstaff's)
 
I had sent this message privately to Edward Bonahue, but since others
have the same memories, this may jog them further:
 
Growing up in Missouri/Illinois 40-odd yrs ago, there was a Falstaff
Beer sold regionally that had this radio jingle:
 
Falstaff Beer, best beer anywhere
Falstaff Beer, brewed with special care
Smooth and golden, bright and clear
America's premium quality beer
Step right up, the time is here for
Bright, refreshing Falstaff.
 
A bowdlerized, sanitized Falstaff if ever there was one!
 
I never tasted it, mind you -- my father and grandfather drank
Griesedek Brothers while playing pinochle and horseshoes.
 
Jim Schaefer

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From:           John Cox <COX@HOPE.BITNET>
Date:           Friday, 21 Jan 1994 10:31:49 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0052  Re: Ale and Beer (Especially Falstaff's)
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0052  Re: Ale and Beer (Especially Falstaff's)
 
Chicago used to have a Falstaff Brewery.  It was on the south side, just
north of the Skyway.  Its large brick towers were painted to resemble
cans of Falstaff beer, and its logo was "This family brews beer better."
The brewery was long since purchased by a larger company and closed down.
One can still see remnants of the logo, however, as well as some of paint
on one of the towers.  I don't know if any other Falstaff beers were brewed
elsewhere, but given patents and copyrights (or whatever), I doubt it.
 
John Cox
 
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From:           Chris Kendall <
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Date:           Friday, 21 Jan 1994 09:15:49 -0700 (MST)
Subject:        Falstaff in Idaho
 
In Idaho in the 50's Falstaff was as well known a beer as any I remember
from that time.  Long after it disappeared from the shelves, and generic
beer made its debut, I noticed that one of those white cans bore the
legend "Falstaff Brewery" on the side.
 
--
Chris Kendall

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From:           Celine Gura <
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Date:           Friday, 21 Jan 1994 11:38:12
Subject: 5.0052  Re: Ale and Beer (Especially Falstaff's)
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0052  Re: Ale and Beer (Especially Falstaff's)
 
Greetings:
 
For all those out there that are wondering if Falstaff beer is still around
I suggest you call Beer Across America which is located in Barrington
Illinois. Beer Across America is a distributor of microbrewery beer from all
over the U.S. and would probably know if it is possible to still obtain the
Falstaff brew. 1-800-854-2337.
 
Celine Gura
 
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Date:           Friday, 21 Jan 94 13:25:27 EST
Subject:        Scholarship in the Streets
 
Following this morning's SHAKSPER post, I stopped in at the neigbhorhood
quick-stop to get a pre-fab sandwich for lunch. They had "Falstaff" beer on
special. As noted, the bottle has a depiction of a santa-claus/falstaff-like
fat man on it. The clerk told me that  Falstaff beer has gone through numerous
permutations in recent years, with either the brewery or the name being sold &
re-sold. It is now the store's "low-end" (i.e., cheapest) beer.
 
Not content to proceed theoretically, I bought a bottle and opened it. The
aroma, I think, was reminiscent of Mistress Quickly's underwear. In taste, the
beer was much like what Trinculo and Caliban found themselves standing in.
 
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From:           Peter D. Junger <
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Date:           Friday, 21 Jan 94 13:23:23 EDT
Subject: 5.0052  Re: Ale and Beer (Especially Falstaff's)
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0052  Re: Ale and Beer (Especially Falstaff's)
 
Wasn't there another cheap beer called JAX?  (which sounds sort of
Shakespearean)
 
Peter D. Junger
 
Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, OH
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