Get your last Gluek

Gluek brand beer ending after 153 years

23 Comments

Bret

about 12 years ago

But I hope Gluek's Bar in Minneapolis lives on forever!

Fan of Ham

about 12 years ago

Good Riddance.  Aside from the price (I once saw $7 for a 30 pack), there is nothing good about Gluek's.

huitz

about 12 years ago

Worst beer... ever.

Paul Lundgren

about 12 years ago

C'mon now. It's not great, but it ain't that bad. It's not even close to the worst beer ever.

Les Nelson

about 12 years ago

The worst "Beer" ever should go to Miller Lite and the other "Light" beers that followed in it's footsteps.

Real beer doesn't have a light or lite in its name.

Les Nelson

about 12 years ago

Further on Gluek, many a young man got bombed on Stite in those little 7 oz. cans.

W.T.F

about 12 years ago

This may be a little off of track but have you ever noticed how beer cans and bottles that litter the country side are never quality beer, they are always crap and or "lite" supposed beer. People who drink real beer don't tend to throw the empties in the ditch.  Perhaps bad beer effects the brain in a way that deletes any sense of responsibility. Don't drink crap beer, bad for you, bad for the world.

zra

about 12 years ago

One night Frank was on his way home from work, stopped at the liquor store and picked up a couple of Mickey's Big Mouths. Drank 'em in the car on the way to the Shell station. Got a gallon of gas in a can, drove home, doused everything in the house.

torched it.

Parked across the street, laughing, watching it burn all halloween orange and chimney red. Frank put on a top 40 station, got on the Hollywood Freeway and headed north.

Never could stand that dog.

Barrett Chase

about 12 years ago

If you think Miller Lite, or Gluek, is the worst beer ever, you haven't tried very many shitty beers.

The worst thing about light beers is that they have very little taste at all. Well. Pour yourself a shot of vodka. Strain the corn out of a can of Green Giant corn niblets. Use the leftover corn juice as a mixer for your vodka. There are several beers out there that taste like that. 

I'll take watery any day.

zra

about 12 years ago

Just to drive home Barrett's point, I'll give two examples: Lone Star and Pearl.

And if you've never had Mickey's in the twist top big mouth or lucky lager, I'd suggest trying those as well. A real treat.

Lone Star makes butt light taste like a glass of pino gris.

Bob

about 12 years ago

Mediocre beer, which is not surprising considering it came from Cold Spring Brewery. They ruined the Northern brand, too. It used to be a an old style, unfiltered German beer. Good-n-cheap.

Bob

about 12 years ago

Agreed. Lone Star and Pearl are horrid. PBR is no treat, either. Pig's Eye - remember that?- tasted like a can of corn syrup.

scoe

about 12 years ago

Nice post. I remember scrounging for cash with my pals as a teenager, coming up short and having to settle for PBR's discount brand Red, White, and Blue. Poor but Patriotic! Thanks zra ... a little Tom Waits for these troubled times.

TimK

about 12 years ago

Red White and Blue -- each can tastes different!

Bob

about 12 years ago

ooooh. RW&B was a tough beer to drink.

Bob

about 12 years ago

Anyone remember Schaef Stout? It was available in the early 90s at that liquor across from House of Donuts.

Thick as a brick and high alcohol.

zra

about 12 years ago

@ bob: Sheaf Stout. First stout I ever had. University Inn Pub in Seattle. 

The original Red Hook ESB was always a fine quaff.

Barrett Chase

about 12 years ago

When did Red White & Blue go under? I remember my dad drinking it in the early 80s, but I haven't seen it since.

Barrett Chase

about 12 years ago

By the way, here's a bunch of Gluek Honey Bock reviews from a project I participated in a few years ago called Brew 52. Each week featured a different Minnesota beer.

I had to abandon it mid-year because it was too hard to find the beers in Duluth. Also, it was making me drink more often than I wanted to.

zra

about 12 years ago

Billy Beer!

I never did have the "chance" to drink any, but I hear it was god awful.

Anyone brave enough to try Harley Davidson's? Seriously ... when has branding gone too far?

huitz

about 12 years ago

My girlfriend and I hit the Gluek one night, because it was so cheap, and we were in the mood to get a little crazy drunk.  Perhaps it was a bad batch, but the stuff tasted like it had been filtered through dirty pennies and left to turn halfway stale.

David Thiede

about 12 years ago

Honey Bock was a GREAT VALUE Beer. It was good tasting but not too heavy, it did not do terrible things to my system, like PBR and it was low cost. I miss it. Have not yet found a better value.

Herzog

about 12 years ago

Panther, or Pig's Eye.

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