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PostMon Nov 11, 2013 7:59 pm 
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In our ongoing effort to sort and downsize a life’s worth of stuff, we often come across old photos and memorabilia. Olympia Brewing was going through some tough times in the 1970’s and started selling low end Buckhorn as a way to improve market share. My wife and I had just started dating and it fit our budget perfectly. It also helped us identify with all the laid-off loggers and mill workers stuck in Ardenvoir. Buckhorn was their mainstay. Our recent finds include an old tee shirt and photo of her holding a can of Buckhorn on one or our car camping trips.
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PostMon Nov 11, 2013 8:55 pm 
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that was some seriously crappy beer, even when I used to drink beer.
I'll bet that t-shirt would fetch a handsome sum on an EBay auction!

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PostTue Nov 12, 2013 2:43 am 
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HTT,

My friend and I collected beer cans back in the 70's in W. Indiana and I'm sure we found lots of Buckhorn cans.  We didn't even consider it a rare find, if my feeble memory serves correctly...it was the '70's ya know.

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PostTue Nov 12, 2013 7:23 am 
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We were shocked at the prices at the Ardenvoir Tavern in the 70s.  If you wanted a beer, it was a whole dollar for a can of Columbia.  Probably the same for a Buckhorn.

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PostTue Nov 12, 2013 8:17 am 
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treeswarper wrote:
We were shocked at the prices at the Ardenvoir Tavern in the 70s.  If you wanted a beer, it was a whole dollar for a can of Columbia.  Probably the same for a Buckhorn.

There was no draft beer at Ardenvoir, only bottles and cans. As I remember Buckhorn was the lowest price and was just slightly higher than a tall schooner down at the Log Cabin Tav in Entiat.
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PostTue Nov 12, 2013 10:22 am 
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HTT - pretty cool!  If you're interested in parting with that shirt, let me know.

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PostTue Nov 12, 2013 10:44 am 
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Actually, I had successfully forgotten about Buckhorn beer.  Hit's thread refreshed my memory of the foul swill.  Thanks for nothin'  tongue.gif
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PostTue Nov 12, 2013 10:58 am 
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Chainsaw_Willie wrote:
HTT - pretty cool!  If you're interested in parting with that shirt, let me know.

Willie- actually it turns out that was my wife's shirt. I doubt you have the funds to purchase it from us. We both had one and wore them a lot in the years before we got hitched. But, thanks for the interest.

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Actually, I had successfully forgotten about Buckhorn beer.  Hit's thread refreshed my memory of the foul swill.  Thanks for nothin'  tongue.gif

My goodness, I always thought it tasted a lot like Oly and assumed it all came out of the same vat. Maybe the price influenced my taste buds back then.
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PostTue Nov 12, 2013 11:10 am 
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HitTheTrail wrote:
I always thought it tasted a lot like Oly

Wait, you say that as if it's a good thing
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PostTue Nov 12, 2013 11:36 am 
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BigSteve wrote:
Wait, you say that as if it's a good thing

Question: How are drinking Oly beer and making love in a canoe similar?
Answer: Both are F**king near water.
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A little further East: Great Falls Select!

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In the late 60s, we paddled up a long, lonely, godforsaken trickle of a beaver stream in the Boundary Waters Wilderness in northern MN, following a long trail of floating Buckhorn Beer cans which terminated at an illegal fly-in hunters' camp, thoroughly trashed, compleat with stripped birch bark and initials carved in trees.   I formed a bad first impression of Buckhorn drinkers, but I subsequently bought some 'cause it was the cheapest stuff in the store.  A passerby stopped to mention, "...that's good beer!"
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only ( used to) drink Buckhorn when Schlitz Malt Liquor or Blatz or Strohs was not available.... hockeygrin.gif

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PostThu Nov 14, 2013 2:48 pm 
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Ah, Rheinlander, in 12 pack little stubby bottles.  It might have been 3.2-4.0 alcohol beer but you could drink a 12 pack in one night as a 19 year old.  So I was told.
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