Sunday, May 12, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
|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|
Saturday, May 4, 2013
|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|
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
|LIFE, May 3, 1948|