Narragansett Beer: It Doesn't Suck Anymore
We've said it before, and we'll say it again - we love truth in advertising. We just found out that Narragansett beer, a beer we remember hearing about from our fathers and our fathers' fathers, is on the comeback trail after being more or less AWOL for the past few decades. And in the article about 'Gansett, what was the thing that jumped out at us? The fact that a Rhode Island drinker, when asked why he would get back on the Narragansett wagon at the beer's launch party, simply told the interviewer about the lack of suckage.
Described by patrons as a crisp beer with no "after-bite," the 'Gansett on this night flowed from the tap and poured from the tall bottles and cans which have been graced with a new, classic label. Trays filled with pepperoni and cheese were spread about. Old friends talked at the bar. It's not that they couldn't have chatted over any other beer, it's that they were happy to have their beer back.
For the longest time, as these guys put it, 'Gansett wasn't worth the can in which it came.
That was enough for us to take an interest in the beer. We've never tried the 'Gansett, but with a lot of domestic breweries, especially the big names, the launch party would have been a ridiculous affair full of reality TV "celebrities" and sound bites. It sounds like the folks at Narragansett know that you don't have to jump through hoops in these days when the bulk of young hipsters are trading in their microbrews for solid, dependable and cheap mass-produced beer. You just have to let them know that the beer in the can they're holding just plain doesn't suck.
Read the full article at EastBayRI.com, and hop on the Narragansett beer bandwagon at Narragansett.net.
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Posted by Jake Jamieson at November 9, 2005 6:11 AM
MY SON AND I BOTH ENJOY NARRAGANSETT SINCE THE DAY IT WAS REISSUE. MOST OF OUR FRIENDS ALSO ENJOY IT, THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT IT IS VERY HARD TO FIND NARRAGANSETT LIGHT. MY LOCAL LIQUOR STORE HAS TRIED TO ORDER IT FOR US BUT IT IS ON BACK ORDER FOR ALMOST A MONTH.
NARRAGANSETT LIGHT IS THE BEST LIGHT BEER THAT WE HAVE TRIED, IT HAS THE MOST FLAVOR OF ANY OTHER LIGHT BEER.
PLEASE SEE IF THE PRODUCTION OF IT CAN BE UPPED.
A DEVOTED FAN