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Billy Beer

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????? Oiz

This message was edited by Oiznop at 6/6/2004 10:21:27 PM.


16 years ago
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# 2

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?

16 years ago
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FLASHPRO
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In Reply To #1 Guess what... I have one unopened can of Billy Beer. Can't say I'd want to try it now! I'll have to take a picture of it when I get home. My grandfather gave it to me last year.

16 years ago
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FLASHPRO
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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."

16 years ago
# 4.1
# 4.1

@Flashpro Did y'all know that West End = Saranac = Matt's = FX Matt = Utica Club = Jed's? If not for this post I may have never known that Billy Beer was brewed there...never saw a can up close.

1 month ago
# 4.2
# 4.2

@Kendo_Surf I don't remember what I knew or didn't know 16 years ago when I wrote that post! But hey, I found that old picture.

1 month ago
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# 5

CHOPZ
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CHOPZ
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Good picture Flashpro. We should have shitloads of pics like that on this site.

16 years ago
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COTTRELL
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In Reply To #6 Shitloads of pics like that = shitloads of bandwith Shitloads of bandwith = shitloads of money

16 years ago
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FLASHPRO
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In Reply To #7 And just as importantly, shitloads of time to take all those pics!

16 years ago
# 8
# 8

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

 

1 month ago
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FLASHPRO
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I have an unopened can of it somewhere in my basement...

1 month ago
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