The thought of a pint of Greenhalls or Whitbread makes me wince. In my experience, however, most ales tend not to translate well from one form to another. The upshot? Ray 18/04/2012, ""Any Tom, Jack or Walt, who likes the taste of malt, will love the malt in a Colt 45"" kelboy 07/05/2012, "Had good times in the 70s Trophy bitter Greenhalls Wem bitter Thanx To the real ale campain Shows that thier is still passion & some good ale still to be had" Andy Lawley 12/05/2012, "Hi, has anyone any info on a drink called a chinese, its a mixed drink and it is alocal drink from around merseyside area ? Average 1970s home price – approximately $27,000 (prices … Pale ale was sold as a premium beer; it was a Later it was brewed as Whitbread Gold of the Bass Charrington empire. The slightly smaller Schaefer Beer was promoted as “the one beer to have when you're having more than one” and so popular was the brewery it was put up as a $108 million public offering in 1968. "Okay, I'll have a Luger and lime instead"" Eddie (Leeds) 27/02/2014, "Ahem! It is a testament to the Graham Falconer 15/02/2012, "Heineken Export and Guinness XXX in my youth. (Michael) Positive: 42.857142857143 %. Ten Cent Beer Night was a promotion held by Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians during a game against the Texas Rangers at Cleveland Stadium on Tuesday, June 4, 1974.. Paul Lonsdale 15/06/2017, "Anybody like to hazard a guess at what lager I would have drunk as a student in Manchester in the Clarence back in the very early 80s? draught. Now a confirmed real ale consumer but what happened to the days when you could ask for a light and bitter and get a pint plus ++++. lecroc 13/06/2013, "What ever happened to our Beers & Pubs, Dam Super Markets, Put the Booze back where it belongs in the off Licence,& Pubs of Course,That would stop some of the drunks, It is a stout type with loads of flavour. Just been doing a belated bit of mental arithmetic, and realised that I've actually been boozing in and around Sunderland for over FORTY years! if traditional ale was available within half a mile's walk, or five miles' I now only drink my own fully attenuated apple cider." I have been looking for photos on Google but had not been able to find one. Pub prices, too, seem foreign. Wondrous time, discovering real ales. Just thought I'd mention that Mackesons Milk Stout is still available, possibly only in cans at Morrisons. In 1974-5 per capita beer consumption reached its peak of 140.3 litres a year for every person over 15. help" Linda Patterson 15/05/2012, "I have an unopened bottle of Whitbread Forest Brown Ale, at least 40 years old!!!" The price in 1998 was an eyebrow-raising £119,000, which is around £37,000 more than the average house price. You pays your money, you takes your choice… Year/Car/Price … However, I doubt it was available nationally, Cask Ale being a bit of a niche market in those days." Truman: Ben Truman. Michael 26/02/2015, "I am surprised only one person mentioned "Hemeling", which seemed to become a staple of many pubs. satisfies". As for most ales not translating well from one form of production or presentation to another, honourable mention must go to Abbot Ale, which I find to be every bit as full-flavoured and smooth in cans as it is on cask. How Much things cost in 1974 Yearly Inflation Rate USA 11.3% Yearly Inflation Rate UK 17.2% Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 616 Average Cost of new house $34,900.00 Average Income per year $13,900.00 Average Monthly Rent $185.00 Cost of a gallon of Gas 0.42 Buick Station Wagon$4,371 A Dozen Eggs 45 cents Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Sterling kevwen36 28/08/2017, "I used to drink double diamond in the 60s in the Schooner in Rhyl north wales, I also drank Wrexham Lager in the 70s I'm back on the bitter now for the last 30yrs." at a time when you first had to go through a blind tasting session to prove the sensitivity of your palette! Peruse the figures below for a sampling of typical 1970s prices. A firm fan all that time. Gazza 12/01/2018, "I collect British beer cans (currently got over 9300 different cans). To prevent automated Bots from spamming, please enter the text you see in the image below in the appropriate input box. We also use Google Analytics to provide data about which pages are popular. The Colt 45 which is around today is quite high in alcohol, was this the same stuff sold in the UK in the 70's. In 1969, I remember my dad taking me for my " first pint of Tankard" in the White Swan ( now gone ) in Winsford, and the then landlord - Claude Bunt greeting me by name (I used to knock around with his son at the time). It did In about 1976. enquiry agent, Frank Marker (Alfred Burke), goes into a Windsor pub and asks for half a bitter. One BIG advantage of thin lagers is the big reduction in numbers of whopper beer bellies. As a 25 year old ""colonial"" from Australia I learned quite a lot about beer at these places of employment. Click here to read our methodology. Allied breweries were the worse culprits for keg as their three arms Ind Coope for the South, Ansells for the Midlands and Tetley Walkers for the North, spread keg nationwide." Pubs in England since the 1990s only sell ''real ale'' and it tastes TERRIBLE so i don't bother going into them anymore, i wish i could still buy a nice pint of Double Diamond or Watney's RED barrel!." Ross 28/03/2016, "first colt 45 when it first appeared [cans only] it was about 6.1 abv now I think its down to around 5.7 They concluded it was 'fizz appeal'.. My tipple of choice was MacKuen's Scotch Ale or a Guinness. They found it difficult to understand why Double Diamond I believe it was available 'on draught' in one of Ind Coope's flagship London pubs, it was certainly available on draught in Ind Coope's sports and social club (remember when all big firms had those?) I can't stomach lager's and will always stick to a good British Ale - what's left of them. According to the Official Data Foundation's inflation calculator, the data from the BLS shows that the price of beer in the United … I could by two pints of Beer, 1 packet of Crisps and one GALLON of 4* petrol and have change from £1. increased throughout the sixties, but did not become important until the Modern light beers are made to have a shelf life of several years. Sweetheart Stout also still exists, in cans and (pubs only) "nip" bottles x" Lynz 28/03/2016, "What a fascinating read this thread makes, for years we have been told that CAMRA saved the nation from bad beer, and yet many a chap here seems to fondly remember keg ales. Whitbread Tankard, Ind Coope Double Diamond, Youngers Tartan and Courage Tavern. in '49 I was still Syd Partridge 26/08/2011, "I always remember Youngs Old Nick barley wine. They were more expensive than cask bitters, so people Has anyone got one the could be made available for us to refit in the hole in the Wardroom Cabinet. Thanks." At all times, a fixed-price dinner costs less than ordering a… It was much heavier and had a more nutty taste than the beer sold nowadays. or am i hoping too much for the aforesaid ambrosia to be found anywhere now? Bob 18/04/2014, "My dad sent the slogan "The pint that thinks its a quart" for a competition for Whitbread and he never won. The first keg beer was Watneys Red Barrel, to give the beer sparkle. available at Watneys' pubs and Whitbread had linked up with Heineken. With different microbreweries, real ale options, real cider and craft beer, it seems as if the U.K. really was living in the dark ages. In 1960 it was 1% tiny Hope and Anchor Brewery, a series of mergers left Carling Black Label part Answer #15 | 09/01 2016 11:34 By 1976 it is reported that an average pint of beer cost 32p per pint. Bass-Charrington. Can anyone give my any info on the product or even a photo of the bottled label" Ian Hadley 30/03/2011, "If Stella Artois keeps going down in alc/vol before to long it will be able to be sold as near beer." In the 1970s, sales of cask beers began to rise as there was growing I'm 53!!! Joyce Reed 11/02/2017, "Double Maxim is a superb brown ale I like both the bottled and draught versions of it. Any help greatly appreciated!" beer sales. Never quite got used to that smell." A popular joke at the time was, "do you have any Colt 45?" By the end of the sixties, lager too was more popular. Ger 03/05/2019, "My dad said the best pint of bitter was Melbourne bitter breed in Leeds it was the same colour as lager. I can't for the lif There are many reasons for the rise in the popularity of lager. Think I first had it in the late 70's in the Kingsman,Aigburth, and had wothington e Double Diamond, Bass Beer lovers fought back against the aggressive promotion of keg bitters. Jim 28/07/2014, "Does anyone remember PBA light mild that used to be sold in courage pubs in kent .brought up on this great beer but was gutted when they stopped making it and replaced it with Simons bitter YUCK!!" The most John Martin 20/03/2015, "Can anyone confirm or deny that for a short period Courage changed Directors from a cask to a keg back in the 60's. Basil 27/07/2016, "Keg beers in London in the early Seventies: Is there anywhere still sells it? "I am 62, my first regular Pint was called "Drum Mild", but cannot recall the brewer. Hoffmeiester ?" In 1977, the price of any of the 26 flavors was 10 cents for a 10 oz bottle, with a case of 24 priced at $2.40. I am no lover of keg beer, an immitation of the real stuff. Basil 23/07/2016, "PS I forgot to mention Trumans, which brewed in Brick Lane. reputation as a ladies' drink. country. Then Red Barrel came in at 2/6. Each cylinder was a measured half pint. Watneys Red thats the best fing yuv said.. suspected that that beer was getting weaker; they were right. 1970 was my Time, A Great Pint of Ind Coope Mild followed by a few More,They then brought out Drum Mild, Cost More of Course, Coolers, Hate the Dam things, If I want an Ice berg I know where to go, but not in my Pint, Ind Coope was my favourite, Mild or Brown & Mild, Double D Came out a few years later, Ok ish, Get the Booze Back in Pubs not Corner Shops ect,, As for Courage back then,Well you needed Courage to drink it, The price of a pint of lager is 20 times what it was 40 years ago having gone up from 14p to £2.87. It went out in the early 60s . What was the price of a pint of milk or a cinema ticket in 1974? very Yorkshire Terrier 24/08/2015, "my intro to beer was a 'brown split'. Charline 05/04/2013, "Boddingtons 'BODCANS' - 4 pints of quality bitter in a steel barrel were very popular in the North West in the 1970's. Although I'm Welsh with a liking for Welsh beer, my favourite 'foreign' beer was Ansell's made in the midlands. By 1984, the price of a 150g jar of instant coffee was $3.32, a 285ml glass of beer in a pub 84 cents, and a litre of petrol 45 cents. Courage Tavern was "What your right arm's for". Jerry Holt 19/11/2013, "Hi Jerry, Yes, I know the real ale supporters would rubbish this beer but I remember when we rubbished real ale supporters! Bass, bass mild and stones all on hand pull were all very popular. same way as keg beer. :-) developed in the 30s. "Guinness for Strength" campaigns are famous. It was often liked served with a large head. It was no better in strength or original gravity than any of the standard draught Would be interested in seeing photos of any older British beer cans ie from 1936 to 1975" Nick West 18/01/2018, "The last time I saw, and then drank, bottled Double Diamond was in the off licence in Lycksele. (bottled), Mackeson Stout (bottled) and draught and bottled Watneys Red Barrel. Writing a cheque Youngs. Source: maximkabb / iStock 11. Imagine only relying on Watney's for their daily treat..." Real Ale Connoisseur 19/05/2017, "I live in Ellon, Aberdeenshire and we have the Brewdog brewery which brews a variety of craft beers. brickwizard 30/03/2016, "A interesting site someone mentioned double maxim and yes it's still brewed at Houghton le spring I dont think it tastes the same as 30 years ago but I could be wrong ," Mark En 17/04/2016, "I used to drink john smiths dark mild years ago all the time good taste full body,i can remember the good old days" David Lewis 30/04/2016, "Tartan special still available in macintosh's bar clydebank and the station bar Yoker Glasgow. Members wore black ties with pictures of wooden barrels. The rise of keg bitter in the sixties stopped a trend that had begun after the beer to beat the drought. Awful tasteless stuff from brewery's pandering to fizzy lager drinkers. Bob 07/10/2013, "I am trying to find out when the first pint of Draught Guinness was sold in the uk, was it in the late 60s or early 70s. Bland and flavourless. Not the same as the original DM but, in deference, could sink a battleship! This is the first place online I've found that mentions beers and ales from back then, so I hope someone can help me out. Now up here in the ( not so industrial ) north , you ask if they have light ale and they look at you at you as if you are speaking klingon..even a recent holiday to devon ..not a bottle of light in sight :( ....i have now resorted to buying bottles of bitter and mild and mixing it, not the same , but the best i can do in these lean ale drinking times :)" steve 28/01/2012, "Hi i was just watching an old episode of the london private dick Hazell and clocked a bunch of Ind coope pubs that really took me back on a nostalga trip, does anyone remember Colt 45 and can you still get it." If you don't like beer you can still buy the likes of John Smiths or Tetleys Smooth pretty much everywhere so everyone is a winner ;)" ChorltonWheelie 03/01/2017, "Hi,did Newcastle Brown ever do a half pint bottle years ago,there's an argument going on in my local some said yes they did quite a few years ago others said no they never did Newkey in half pint bottles.Please could you put this argument to bed." 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