Wednesday’s ad is for Buckeye Sparkling Dry Beer, from 1961. Buckeye Brewing was in Toledo, Ohio. The ad shows three different size bottles of Buckeye Beer bowling. This is at a time when the TV show “Bowling for Dollars” was the highest rated sports show on television, so it makes sense. But the anthropomorphized bottles still look a little unsettling to me, though I can’t quite put my finger on exactly why.
Archives for June 20, 2018
Today is the 51st birthday of Forest Gray, co-founder and former president of Speakeasy Ales and Lagers in San Francisco. I first met Forest when Speakeasy first bottled their beer when I was the beer buyer at BevMo. For the last many years, his brewery has made some terrific beers, especially their Big Daddy I.P.A., although the brewery has a new owner and I’m not sure how Forest is spending his time these days. Join me in wishing Forest a very happy birthday.