Beers I Have Known: Mickey’s

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.



While I stand by my contempt for the portion of hipster culture that has adopted Pabst Blue Ribbon as a preferred beer, largely, I believe, thanks to the seed planted nearly thirty years ago by a movie character who may not be the best role model, I must confess that I have occasionally made my beverage choices on the basic of favorite fragments of pop culture. The reason I have drank Mickey’s over the years–maybe the only reason I’ve drank Mickey’s–is because of its memorable prominence in the Ed Haynes song “Splash.” Indeed, I can’t even look at the image above without automatically thinking, “Mickey’s Big Mouth used to be my beer,” a lyric from the song. In my recollection, weirdly enough, I’ve almost always purchased my bottles of Mickey’s from the sad beer coolers of gas station convenience stores, although I suppose its status as a malt liquor is somewhat in keeping with that. So even if that memory of exclusivity of purchasing location is incorrect, I’m happy to preserve the historical flaw.

Point Special
21st Amendment Bitter American
Abita Restoration Pale Ale
Rolling Rock
Skull Splitter
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter
Red Stripe
Rhinelander Bock
Samuel Adams Boston Lager
New Glarus Brewing Company Wisconsin Belgian Red
ABA Hoppy Saison
Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager
Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow
French Broad Brewing Gateway Kolsch
Big Boss Brewing “High Monkey”
Stevens Point Brewery Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale
The Native Brewing Company The Eleven Brown Ale
Labatt Blue
Smuttynose Winter Ale
Point Beyond the Pale IPA
Capital Brewery Supper Club
Highland Brewing 20th Anniversary Scotch Ale

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