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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rolling Rock

Dead Soldier
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Rolling Rock
Latrobe Brewing Company
St. Louis, Missouri USA
Est. 1939 

Brain Damage Quotient = 4.5 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Clear and pale yellow in color.
Simple hops flavor with distinct sweet grain smell.
Quick foaming head
which disappears fairly quickly.
Light to medium body and color.
Crisp and smooth

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Here's another golden oldie....

Extra Pale since 1939, it's famous "green and white" painted on label with the horse and paddock fence, nor the Tito brother's formula has changed much. And there's still that mystery of "33" to go along with it's lore. This beer was famously found at picnics, especially those that included a fair game of 'horseshoes'. Clear, clean tasting and refreshing, you can enjoy this simple easy drinker with your favorite BBQ foods and an ear of corn-on-the-cob, (or corn-on-the-bone as we say at our crypt!)

Alas, it has had one change since then. The locale of their famous 'glass lined tanks' has moved from Latrobe PA to St. Louis MO.
Anheuser-Busch has added them to their (ahem) stable in order to keep this noble name afloat. The Rock should now get some well deserved national attention, with their new campaign "Born Small Town". Once a regional northeast beer, it was hard to get west of the mighty Mississippi. In its day this beer was the 'Coors of the East'.

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