We're on a bit of a Rhode Island kick lately. Last time, we were talking Autocrat, the syrup used in Rhody's state drink, coffee milk. Today, we bring you our smallest state's other favorite drink: Narragansett beer. I first encountered 'Gansett in Cape Cod, in one of those towns where people really only go to one bar, where you can throw peanut shells on the floor. In places like this, 'Gansett is available on tap, for dirt cheap and we're starting to hope everywhere else in America follows suit.
Before it went out of business in 1983, Narragansett was the quintessential beer of New England. During its heyday in the 1950s through the 1970s, Narragansett was the official beer sponsor of the Boston Red Sox. At the start of every broadcast, longtime Red Sox announcer Curt Gowdy would greet fans with the company's tag line, "Hi, neighbor! Have a 'Gansett." The beer even had a memorable cameo in the movie Jaws.
You're gonna need a bigger boat. It's the summer of '75 all over again for old-school beer fans: Great white sharks circle menacingly in local waters while boaters and beach-goers sooth nerves by pounding retro cans of Narragansett Lager.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Narragansett Beer today announces the release of a limited-edition baseball-themed can to celebrate the summer season. Inspired by the brand’s long-time connections to the sport, the ballpark imagery will be featured on all 16 oz. Tallboy cans of ‘Gansett Lager, available while supplies last.
Flying Dog Underdog Atlantic Lager
Made with a measure of rye and wheat, this style-bending lager boasts nice biscuit flavors, a brisk mouthfeel and a rounded, fruity bouquet.
>>>Our summertime pool party/good vibes fest/friend hang officially began a few weeks ago, but join us tomorrow night for our Beer Week Kickoff Pool Party. We’ll be launching Narragansett Summer Ale, and tunes will be spun by Lushlife, El Malito, Schoolly D, and our own Joey Sweeney. Get on it.
>>>We’re co-presenting an advance screening of Wes Anderson‘s newest film, Moonrise Kingdom, with the Philadelphia Film Society this coming Wednesday. We’ve already seen it, and it is great, and we want to see it again with you. To enter to win, email ihopeiwin[at]philebrity[dot]com with “MOONRISE KINGDOM” in the subject header.
>>>And finally, we’re giving away tickets to see Dengue Fever & Omar Souleyman at Union Transfer next Tuesday. The giveaway is the same deal as above, but substitute “MOONRISE KINGDOM” for “I’VE GOT THE FEVER.”