Beers I Have Known: Labatt Blue

This series of posts is dedicated to the many, many six packs, pony kegs and pints that have sauntered into my life at one point or another.


Well before the craft beer revolution, the main way to aspire towards a classier night of drinking while still sticking with sudsy goodness was to grab an imported beer. There often wasn’t a lot of discernment coming into play when celebrating these beers. The fact that they had crossed international borders was enough to make us feel erudite. After all, I went to college in a town where most of my friends favored a beer from a brewery that was within walking distance. And since the closest international border led to The Great White North, we almost had a shifted local pride when the import we opted for was Labatt Blue. Given that the nickname for the canned version of our neighborhood brewery’s beer was “blue bullets,” there may have been an added kinship there, too.

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The Native Brewing Company The Eleven Brown Ale

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