Food of the Seventies, Alta Beer

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Alta Beer was created by Blitz Weinhardt Brewery in the 1970's as a *very early* light beer. They were ahead of the times -- and certainly, ahead of the market preferences, especially in the Northwest. This beer died an agonizingly slow death on the shelves.
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Tyler - May 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Just found nine cases in a garage. Tried my first one and 40 years later it tastes great!
kendryck - February 05, 2013 - Report this comment
i dnt knw wat it is
Rob Lambert - July 15, 2017 - Report this comment
Actually, the Alta Beer by Blitz-Weinhard was not the first. In Los Angeles, Grace Brothers Brewing Co. created Alta Special Export Beer, and sold it in steel cans back in 1939 and 1940. You needed a can opener, and opening instructions were printed on the can. The mandated (until 1950) phrase, "Internal Revenue Tax Paid," also was printed. The beer didn't sell well, and was dropped after 17 months. The Blitz-Weinhard brewery in Portland operated from 1856 until 1999. Its version of Alta Beer was made from 1973 to 1980. Now owned by Miller-Coors, the current beer lineup all starts with "Henry Weinhard," then the type of brew.

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