Food of the Seventies, Apple Beer

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Apple Beer came out to the best of my memory around the early or late 70's and was made by the Fairmount company out of Nebraska. It was great, it had a wonderful apple cider taste but richly carbonated, much like Martinelli's sparkling cider today, but with more carbonation and flavor. Boy, do I miss it!
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    Original Recipe apple beer available mail order only from Utah.

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mgfgfhjd - May 16, 2008 - Report this comment
i love apple beer
Jon - June 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Now you don't have to 21 to enjoy a glas of beer Now there's a beer made for you and me Apple Beer is Here Apple Beer is Here! Man!You get a head On Apple Beer. What a Head On Apple Beer It's the keen beer It's the clean beer With that Tangy turn on taste! Apple Beer is Here!
jody - October 20, 2008 - Report this comment
where can i get some of that apple beer from the 70's, i loved the stuff!!!!!!!
BETTY - March 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVE APPLE BEER ALSO BUT DO NOT LIKE REGULAR BEER. BACK WHEN I HAD A C.B. MY HANDLE WAS APPLE BEER LADY. SURE WISH I HAD A NICE COLD ONE RIGHT NOW.
Kevin - June 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Not sure if the recipe is as good as what I remember from the '60s, but there is a company that makes a product by the same name. Check it out at applebeer-dot-com.
Mo - July 06, 2009 - Report this comment
www.applebeer.com expensive but worth it!
Stanton Haugen - October 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm 48 now and remember as a youngster getting apple beer at the local grocers in Idaho and Washington. I really miss that stuff. Guess I'll have to order some of that new stuff and see if it;s any good..... will report back later .... stan
Janie - October 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember buying Apple Beer in the 70's from a corner store called Katie's in South Buffalo. It was quite tasty. Unfortunately is was not on their shelves for long. I do miss it and I did enjoy it. Anyone know where to get it locally?
Dan - February 06, 2010 - Report this comment
applebeer . com
Michael Hearne - April 30, 2010 - Report this comment
The first time I saw it was around 1966 in Dallas, TX. I really liked the stuff, but I haven't seen it at all in 30 years or so. I was surprised to see it for sale online, but I was not surprised by the prices.
Diana - June 03, 2010 - Report this comment
As a young teenager, I used to buy apple beer thinking it was the only legit brand of beer I could get without being carded. I surely miss the wonderful apple flavored soda.
Dano - June 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to buy Apple Beer when I was teen in the early 1980's in a Quick Mart joint in Palm Harbor/Ozona, FL when it was transitioning from rebel outpost to uppity Yankee folk. I have not seen sine 1985. (Would love to find some)
Eddie - June 15, 2010 - Report this comment
My father first gave us kids some back in the mid 60's. Big Spring Tex. (Webb AFB) great stuff. Wish I could find it.
Davie Ono - October 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Apple Beer was available in 1967-69 (at least) in the 7-11 Stores in Winter Park and in Orlando Florida. It tasted like apple juice and ginger ale mixed. However trying the mix myself, it never tasted the same. At the time, I thought it was real beer and wouldn't buy it until I was told it was only a soft drink. I didn't care about beer and Apple Beer was my favorite- ALL TIME FAVORITE.
Ginger - March 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I also grew up with Apple Beer in the 70's. It was wonderful. I purchased a case last week from the company in Utah, and am returning it today. It is not at all like the Apple Beer that the Fairmont Company made. This is very watered down and does not have near the carbonation. Don't waste your money if you are wanting to re create the taste of the past.
Tina Clawson - July 24, 2011 - Report this comment
When my family traveled to Missouri for the family reunions.. my father would stop at a gas station and buy us kids apple beer... so we could be like him. It was pretty cool. That was in the late 60's early 70's and a great memory. I was looking it up to see if its still being sold any place.
name - March 08, 2012 - Report this comment
dont know what it is!!!!!
Randy - March 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I lived in NE Atlanta in 1970 and the neighborhood kids would walk to the 7-11 store by Northeast Plaza and that's where I first drank Apple Beer. I thought it was the best thing I'd ever tasted. It was definitely a refreshingly and unique taste.
eMark - August 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Believe it or not Fanta (Coke prod) now has an apple soda that just about nails the Apple Beer taste!
Ric - October 21, 2012 - Report this comment
applebeer.com Fanta's is close as well
Becky - November 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember Cherry Beer too but liked the Apple Beer better!
bill d. - November 15, 2012 - Report this comment
It's awesome to see how many people still cherish the products of our youth. Personally, I still rank apple beer up there with chic o' stick coconut/peanut butter candy from early 80's. My cousins and I used to go to Jim Allen's corner store in Brevard County, Florida to get apple beer and then go down to the Indian river to watch the space shuttle launches and go fishing. Might have to go find this new version of the apple beer just for nostalgia's sake.
carol b. n. - November 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I all so love the apple beer backin the 70s. I haven't seen it sents. I hate to think they changed it. I would like to now where i could buy it in sacramento ca.
britnee - December 11, 2012 - Report this comment
some of my neighbors are selling cases of apple beer cans for christmas. they are affiliated with the company and selling it for very reasonable. $12 for 24 cans. if you are in utah it is totally worth it!
Carey Simmons - January 09, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember walking down to the nit/day corner store with a few friends. Get a can of Apple beer a hot dog walk across the street and watch our other friends play baseball. Those were the best times.I tell my kids about the drink and they look at me like I'm crazy Apple beer really dad !!! I wish I knew how I could get a hook up on some...Thanks Bike Cop Augusta GA
Tina G - January 24, 2013 - Report this comment
My father would stop at a small store over the border into Unionville, Missouri and buy Apple Beer for us on the way to our Scalf family reunion. It is still a great memory.
Cynthia Joslin - February 21, 2013 - Report this comment
My father, Robert Joslin, was the food scientist who invented Apple Beer. He worked for Fairmont Foods in Omaha. I remember being a guinea pig and drinking versions of it. Soon after, he left the company and started working for Coke. I stumbled across this site because I was looking for things that reminded me of my childhood for my pinterest board!
Rockne1865 - March 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Re:My father, Robert Joslin, was the food scientist who invented Apple Beer. He worked for Fairmont Foods in Omaha. I remember being a guinea pig and drinking versions of it. Soon after, he left the company and started working for Coke. I stumbled across this site because I was looking for things that reminded me of my childhood for my pinterest board! Please tell us why something that was so good was removed from the market!
JULIE - April 10, 2013 - Report this comment
I FOUND A CAN UNDER MY HOUSE.I GUESS I WILL BE COLLECTING THINGS LIKE THAT AS WE COME ACROSS THEM.PRETTY NEAT!
Catrep - April 28, 2013 - Report this comment
Funny Story about Apple Beer as a 11 year old. I kept hearing the jingle promoting it and could not wait to buy a can. Lived in middle of nowhere Iowa. Finally a case showed up at the local grocery. I purchased a can and hurried home on my Schwinn bike and ran into the kitchen and announced, " I have Apple Beer" opened the can and proceeded to shoot the product onto our new lowered kitchen ceiling, it even had sparkles in it. My Mom was pissed deluxe. There is no telling how shook up it was due the excitement of procuring such a find! Will never forget.
Rhonda - June 13, 2013 - Report this comment
My parents use to buy us apple beer every Saturday on our way to a roping in Deertrail Colorado. We would buy it at a small store in Last Chance Colorado. I have always wondered why they quit making it. Love it!!!
Valarie - June 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I would love to have a nice cold can right now. That was the best stuff. Wish I could find some?would buy a case!
Lawrence - July 04, 2013 - Report this comment
A case you said? I would purchase a crate! That stuff was deliciously delicious!
Carrie Khaddour - July 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Life Is not the Same Without APPLE BEER -WITH ALL THE CRAP ON THE MARKET -WHY CAN"T WE FIND GOOD OLE APPLE BEER -EVERY PLACE WAS ALWAYS SOLD OUT -SO EVEN IN ITS DAY IT WAS A Hard thing to get -cause Folks loved it so much -DOES ANYONE HAVE A LINE ON IT _LIKE PERHAPS-Rockne1865???Child of Robert JOSLIN- [fadis.soul1957@gmail.com ] IF YOU KNOW HOW TO STILL GET IT -THANKS EVERYONE
Ben Hunter - August 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember getting Apple Beer and pretending it was real. I also still enjoy the Chic-o-stick that I can get at Crackerbarrel. Is there anywhere in Tampa, Florida that you can purchase Apple Beer?
PJ Butta - November 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Aahh! The good ol' Apple Beer days. My brothers, sisters and I were the envy of our neighborhood because my mom kept them on hand ice cold. It's a shame nobody sells them anymore. Folks today don't know what they're missing!
Dee Dee - November 27, 2013 - Report this comment
wow this brings back memories off when my dad owned a convenience store when I was a child. gosh I miss those days. Apple beer was the best. I can almost taste it now! :-)
Sarah - December 03, 2013 - Report this comment
I grew up on it in the 60's-70's in California. Going to try and find a case to purchase and take "home" at Christmas to bring back some memories and introduce my kids to it.
Tony - December 26, 2013 - Report this comment
As a kid I would buy that at the "Sunflower" grocery store by my house in Tupelo, MS. We loved it but because it had the word "beer" on it my mother would not allow us to drink it.... I guess someone may mistake it for real beer and it would reflect bad on her. I started looking for some after tasting "Sprite Cranberry" during the holiday. The taste was very similar. Any way, it seems a company in Utah is making an Apple Beer but some say it taste nothing like the old '70 variety. Maybe one day I'll find something that taste like the good ole days.
debra - January 27, 2014 - Report this comment
WHEN I WAS 5 YEARSOLD I HAD MY FIRST APPLE BEER IT WASGREAT I HAVE LOOKEDALL OVER THE PLACE TO FIND IT AGAIN I LIVEIN SAVANNAH GA ONLY COULD FIND IT AT JIMS QIUCKSTOP ON THEWAY TO THE BEACH MISSING THOSE DAYS FOR APPLE BEER.
bapple eer - March 29, 2014 - Report this comment
Atwoods carries the new apple beer if you have one of those in your area ... atwoods.com ... found it at atwoods in Wichita falls tx
Anth - May 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Last time I bought a can was in 1981 at a local 7-11 store in Big Spring Tx. Awesome Taste
Teresa - June 08, 2014 - Report this comment
This drink was the bomb when I was in my late teens & early adulthood I would buy it by the cases. If it still being made sure would like to know where to get more.

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