18 July 2013
I Like it in the Can...
Like me, the Old Man cheated when it came to beer. Not the one to marry a brand, he had affairs with Coors, Black Label, Old Milwaukee, Olympia and Ballantine -- And even though he was a proponent of drinking local beer -- that wise advise would be put aside if beer from a world away was on sale. It never fails to surprise me how much we are alike.
I remember Hamm's in our house when the Old Man was the Public Affair's officer at NORAD and we were living in Colorado Springs. That was '73 and '74. I don't remember seeing it much afterwards. I'm sure it was around but it was off my radar...until last week when I saw it selling for $5 a 12 pack. Brewed by Miller, it's been available out west but seems to be moving east. And it ain't half bad -- but I also like Bud Lite Lime so fair warning.
Hamm's, and it's a pleasure to say, "Hamm's," is a little like a full wine. Not insipid at all but rather full and malty. It has a pleasant mouth feel and I like it in the can -- With smoked almonds or a big white cheddar on a Triscut. At less than .50 cents a can, it's a no brainer. If you see it - pick it up. I reckon it's already got a good head of steam with the sock-less and blistered hipsters. I'm looking for it on tap...which I'm guessing is better than getting it in the can.