Teddy Roosevelt brought cases of Schlitz on his big game hunting trip to Africa. Schlitz is still around and owned by Pabst. However, beer markets have changed so much that I have Fairhope Brewing, a local brewery and taproom, in my hometown, and have beers from Alabama, Louisiana, New York, Boston, and Oregon sitting in my fridge. I like to think that I’m part of American beer’s greatest generation, which started in 1984 when I was 17. Thank you Samuel Adams and Jim Koch and others for starting the beer revolution. Craft brewers like Back Forty, Covington, Southern Tier, Harpoon, and Rogue combined don’t come close to the amount Budweiser, no longer a US owned company, brews in one day. In the same Life magazine, Price Furniture Co. of Fairhope, Alabama is listed as a Congoleum-Nairn Floor covering retailer.
What was Schlitz doing with Teddy in Africa? Probably about the same thing Sam Adams is doing in my preacher/brother’s house — their last name is Adams, and they named their little poodle Sam.