Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Schaefer Beer

This beer pours a light golden color with a rapidly disappearing head.  The aroma has a bit of grain, light lager funk and a touch of bitter hops.  The taste follows the aroma.  It has more grain, lager funk and touch of hops than your average macro American adjunct lager.  It drinks very crisp yet smooth in its mouth feel due to its heavy, yet fine, carbonation.  This is quite good for its category.

"Schaefer is the one beer to have when you're having  more than one."  This was the old Schaefer jingle line that originated in 1961.  The beer was brewed by F. & M. Schaefer Company from 1842 on.  This is yet another label now owned by Pabst, who bought it from Stroh's who bought the original company in 1981.


  1. I can't get schaeffer beer near me anymore. Is there another beer that tastes like schaffer?

  2. @ Barbara - It depends where you live as to what would be available, but some good things to try if you liked Schaefer and can find them are: Old Milwaukee, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Old Style, Schmidt, Hamms.