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, Snopes.com 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.