Oh boy! Botulism .... the flavor of the FUTURE! Yummy!
What is up with this video, it won't play, Error "Sorry, we are unable to play this episode."
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I wonder if Bill Nye The Science Guy ever drank Billy Beer...
Billy was made from 77-80, although they sold the remaining cases at a discount until the end of 81/early 82. I know because i had an uncle that bought a ton of that garbage because he was getting it for a quarter of what even crap beer cost thanks to it being discontinued.
As far as how it tasted back then? You ever drink a Milwaukee's Best that is skunky? THAT was how Billy tasted in the day, really cheap green as hell beer.
Sources conflict on when Billy Beer was discontinued. Some agree that it lasted until late 1981, but others say that it only lasted for just over a year; it hit the shelves in July 1977 but was discontinued in October 1978 due to declining sales. As an aside, it was produced by four different brewing companies; one of them, Falls City Brewing Company, closed its doors in 1978 because they reported their first ever financial losses that year, and their competition's profits were growing. One can assume that Billy Beer was a significant factor in those financial losses.
Beers get skunked by sunlight, which breaks down certain compounds from hops. They react with sulfur-containing proteins and produce a molecule very similar to that a skunk uses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i4dHdQzTFg
Whether strange, gimmicky, foreign, or decades old... Brad tries it!