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Beer In Ads #2399: What’s Your Horse Racing Triangle?

Thursday’s ad is for Bass Ale, from the 1950s. Bass Ale was one of the beers that helped push me away from the regional lagers I grew up drinking in Eastern Pennsylvania, and toward more flavorful beers. Jazz clubs in New York City in the late 1970s frequently carried Bass, and I really liked how different it tasted, compared to what I was used to. In this ad, when Bass had two pale ales, red triangle and blue triangle (the only difference being that red was bottle-conditioned while blue was not). So they’re apparently having a horse race to determine which triangle is the best. Personally, I’m going to have to go with the bottle-conditioned beer, but I have a feeling they’re both good.

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