|The Detroit Free Press, July 17, 1914|
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|The Pittsburgh Press, May 26, 1950|
Keeping with my recent trend of cluster posts by one brewery in subsequent categorized entries, this is the last my cursory look into Fort Pitt's Special beer. Again, the emphasis on special with no real adjectives explaining just what that means.
Monday, May 6, 2013
|Painesville Telegraph, June 29, 1950|
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|The Pittsburgh Press, May 6, 1926|
Thursday, May 2, 2013
|The Pittsburgh Press, November 2, 1956|
In this series of November 1956 newspaper ads "Chief Clearwater" states that river water is good for many things--including daisies, birds, barges, showers, to cool-um your feet and rivers themselves--but that artisian well water is what gives Fort Pitt Special Beer it's "that's it!" taste.
The notion is a strange one in today's purified water age and may have been a last ditch effort for the faltering brand to shore up its finances. Several ads from the time period describe the beer as high quality, low calories and sugar free!
|Beaver Valley Times, March 1, 1954|
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|LIFE, May 3, 1948|
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|Toledo Blade, July 21, 1949|
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|Ebony, December 1959|
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|The Miami News, June 20, 1934|
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|Jet, August 21, 1980|
It's strong and vigorous like a bull. More so than beer and what better way to emphasize that point than with a masculine spokesman like Hall of Fame football player Willie Davis.
I don't know if the bottle was less than the standard 12 ouncer but it sure looks smaller in the hand of Davis. The old tinfoil label secured to the cap is a classic as well. Didn't Michelob also utilize that feature?
Friday, April 26, 2013
|Kentucky New Era, September 24, 1954|
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|Jet, August 17, 1978|
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|LIFE, April 20, 1942|
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|Life, July 19, 1943|
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|Ebony, December 1959|
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|The Miami News, February 21, 1941|
The opening of the Wagner Brewing Company in 1934 brought hometown brewing back to the area for the first time in 15 years. The company was purchased by New Orleans based American Brewing Co. in 1939 and began producing the Regal Beer brand.
In 1958 the flailing brewery was purchased by Baltimore based National Brewing Company, after a bid by Anheuser-Busch was nixed by the Federal government due to antitrust regulations, and began producing their signature National Bohemian Beer, aka Natty Boh, alongside the Regal label as well as Colt 45.
The Regal Brewery closed in January of 1975 and, as far as I can tell, the brand ceased as well.
|The Milwaukee Journal, January 13, 1975|
|The Miami News, June 20, 1964 (enlarge)|
Saturday, April 13, 2013
|Ebony, July 1960|
I have a feeling that if they'd re-introduce the full-body stuff they could corner the craft market and probably quadruple their profits considering their advanced equipment and distribution capabilities. Why they don't remains a mystery. Every attempt at macro-microbrews have been horrendous failures for the most part and only further loss of market share will seemingly alter that unfortunate course.
Friday, April 12, 2013
|LIFE, January 29, 1951|
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|The Owosso Argus-Press, March 20, 1936|
If you didn't like Goebel before then Elich's version was sure to win you over. Or so he claimed. It was a "richer, creamier, mellower beer from the famous Cypress casks." The finger point alone has me convinced.
|The Milwaukee Journal, December 6, 1935|
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
|The Detroit Free Press, December 14, 1913|
The company survived the Prohibition years by producing birch beer and ginger ale but not even an additional $100,000 investments to upgrade the facility and build an ice making facility could stave off decreasing sales and finally extinction, closing in 1938.
|The Detroit Free Press, January 29, 1906|
|The Detroit Free Press, February 17, 1907|
|The Detroit Free Press, June 16, 1907|
|The Detroit Free Press, January 27, 1906|
|The Detroit Free Press, May 19, 1906|
|The Detroit Free Press, September 29, 1906|
|The Detroit Free Press, June 23, 1906|
|The Detroit Free Press, July 7, 1906|
|The Detroit Free Press, March 27, 1907|
|The Detroit Free Press, July 17, 1907|