i haven't had a cream ale in years, but i remember it being good. i was a freshman in college in boston in 95. one of the guys on our floor had a fake id, so he went to the local packie and picked up the cheapest beer he could find...a 30 pack of cream ales. people loved them. we actually had our floor ra come in while we were drinking, and because of that strange, bright green can, i don't even think they realized it was beer.
i'm not a fan of genny light, but regular genesee is far better then expected. on top of that, nothing makes me feel more sophisticated than walking around with a genesse pounder.
My father-in-law, nothing but Pounders. He gets them for himself and serves others the fancy dancy names... I tell him, I like the Genny. I think it is cheaper by volume right? ;-)
I think it would catch flak in an era when national beers were all the rage, just different era. People didn't understand, or many of them didn't appreciate or trust what they were getting so the national labels ruled as king. Different times now, products standardized and quality trusted. Amazing how differently my parents and especially inlaws would think about local products (outside the Genny thing) vs. corporate stuff marketed nationally. Different era.
My father... Joked about Genny but would be truthful about enjoying it on tap. Whatever that means! I guess it just goes to show you how differently a generation (especially ones that grew up pre-War/Depression) would think of products, places, etc... Probably raised on the Prohibition fear of not trusting small local brands, products, places... Things were sketchy back then on the small level. Ineresting, my in-laws will trust a place like Olive Garden over great small, local places... Every time!
Again, we are raised to trust diffetently today.
Edited by ExiledInIllinois, 13 April 2017 - 11:18 AM.