Friday, January 27, 2006

Friday Beer Blogging: "33" Edition

This is kind of a quick one today as my schedule seems to get exponentially more full every day lately.

Anyway, are there any Rolling Rock beer fans out there? I must admit it's one of my favorite mainstream domestics. I first became aware of Rolling Rock in the late '70swhen it was prominently featured in the film The Deer Hunter. I wasn’t even sure it was a real beer when I first saw the film. Years later I began seeing it around and found it to be a good beer.

Adding to the beer’s mystique is a mystery surrounding something on the back label of the beer: the number 33 in quotes.
What does it mean? Well, of all places takes on this question here. The official line is that it started back in The Depression when a printing error resulted in a batch of bottles with the number erroneously included. But as the Snopes article indicates there are a ton of other theories. You’ll have to make up your own mind: I report you drink.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In some sort of oscurely symmetrical way, there's also a brand of beer made in Vietnam called "33". It's not very good, however.