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Beer In Ads #1269: How To Have A Schlitznic

Friday’s ad is again for Schlitz, from 1958 (though parts of it are from previous years). Actually, it’s an advertising piece — a pamphlet or brochure — from their wonderful ad campaign, one of my all-time favorites, Schlitzerland. This piece, entitled “Schlitzerland, U.S.A., or how to entertain Schlitzfriends,” gives advice, along with songs, or how to throw various types of parties successfully. This is pages eight and nine, with the fourth song, “A Schlitzing We Will Go,” sung to the tune of “A Hunting We Will Go.” The headline is “How to have a Schlitznic, or Fun by the Schlitzshore” and I love their advice on how to keep beer cold at the hot summer beach: “Wrap them in several layers of newspaper — they’re stay cold for hours.” Um, seriously? I don’t think they’d stay cold for minutes wrapped in newspaper. Unless they made newspaper out os different paper back in the fifties, I’m pretty sure it’s not a good thermal insulator.

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