General Beer Discussion by OIZNOP
A little breweriana nostalgia here folks!....In light of the recent passing of one of our former Presidents (Ronaldus Magnus), I got to thinking whatever happened to his predecessor's brother's signature beer???....Yes, I mean Jimmy Carter's Brother Billy and his own brew, Billy Beer???......and what was it like???...I understand that Billy Beer makes Iron City look like a Belgain Trappist Ale....Pretty vial stuff...Anyone out there familiar with Billy Beer???...Just how bad was it?????
This message was edited by Oiznop at 6/6/2004 10:21:27 PM.
16 years ago
In Reply To #1 Billy Beer was nothing to write home about-normal US style lager of the times, nothing more, or less. I drank a few, never bothered to save any as Billy Beer was a novelty, and never ment to be a serious attempt at brewing. If you want the name of the fellow who was instrumental in creating the homebrew, micro brew revolution that would be Senator Allen Cranston from California. The first brew pub (after prohibition) was New Albion in Sonoma Ca. 1977 Agree?
OK, I took a pic but was unable to fix it up or resize it on this computer. the link is at www.beerpal.com/pics/billybeer.jpg Can Details- The print is the same on both the front an back. the top of it says: "Brewed expressly for and with the personal approval of one of America's all-time great beer drinkers-Billy Carter" below the Billy Beer logo it says: "I had this beer brewed up just for me. I think it's the best I ever tasted. And i've tasted a lot. I think you'll like it, too." signed Billy Carter There's absolutely nothing else printed on the can except for "12 FL. OZS." and "Brewed by the West End Brewing Co., Utica, N.Y."
Billy Beer eventually gained a rep as a "Collector's Item". I was considering the idea of saving a couple 12 packs, of Genny's current crap version of their venerable 12 Horse Ale, with that in mind. However, it may not be worth it: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/26695/billy-beer-reason-billy-carter-quit-drinking