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Tas's Kentucky ale thread started me thinking of the old Boiler Maker.

When I worked as a laborer in the steel mills of Pittsburgh, the plant was surrounded by bars. Everyone met every day at their favorite bar, and Boiler Makers were common.

A large Draft of Iron City beer and a shot of shelf whiskey, usually blended or Rye.

The shot, glass and all, was dropped into the beer.

Anyone still drinking these.



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Didn't Bloomberg outlaw those?

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Have had my fair share in the younger days but now?? Naaa... prefer to sip me whiskey these days:booze::booze::booze:



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Tas's Kentucky ale thread started me thinking of the old Boiler Maker.
were common.

A large Draft of Iron City beer and a shot of shelf whiskey, usually blended or Rye.
When I worked as a laborer in the steel mills of Pittsburgh, the plant was surrounded by bars. Everyone met every day at their favorite bar, and Boiler Makers

The shot, glass and all, was dropped into the beer.

Anyone still drinking these.




I my day it was also known as a "depth charge".

Years ago my Mother told my Dad that she was going to give him a drink receipe book. He replied, asking if it had a shot and a beer in it.
Back in those days the working man drank such goodies as Three Feathers, Gukenheimer, Four Roses and Hill & Hill. Nasty!!
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Three Feathers, Gukenheimer, Four Roses and Hill & Hill. Nasty!!
:lol: add Berk and Barry in there also. yep

The boilermaker had the shoot glass dropped into it. shot 'n a beer was also called 'iron 'n 7'.



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Bear, Berk and Berry didn't make it to Colorado AFAIK... Maybe that was a good thing.:lol:



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Yep, boilermakers were a bar-room staple in Wheeling too.



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i never really cared for them, when i was younger i tried about everything.



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You have not lived until you try sipping Waterfill and Frazier, straight Kentucky bourbon whiskey!(made in Mexico).



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You have not lived until you try sipping Waterfill and Frazier, straight Kentucky bourbon whiskey!(made in Mexico).


Kentucky bourbon whiskey - made in Mexico?????
I may be wrong, but I understand whiskey labeled "Kentucky Bourbon" had to be made in Kentucky.. Or does NAFTA say not!!!:confused:



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Not if it is sold in Mexico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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half of the bottles they label bourbon...the other half paint remover!



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BEAR wrote:
half of the bottles they label bourbon...the other half paint remover!


And I thought Oso Negro whiskey was bad!! :lol:



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BEAR wrote:


When I worked as a laborer in the steel mills of Pittsburgh, the plant was surrounded by bars. Everyone met every day at their favorite bar, and Boiler Makers were common.

Anyone still drinking these?


Yup.
But truthfully I never saw that there was good reason to water down my whiskey! :shameon:



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Old English 800 and Beam 8 Star is what we made Boiler makers out of.

I liked wine coolers myself and buddies gave me crap because of it.
Now I started making wine when I was 16, used to bury it and dig it up 3 months later.. best wine ever.

Now I make it a bit different and it is still tasty.



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drinks wrote:
You have not lived until you try sipping Waterfill and Frazier, straight Kentucky bourbon whiskey!(made in Mexico).

Drinks,

Good Lord! What you trying to do, make us all vomit? Kentucky Bourbon made in Mexico!?!?!
What next USDA Angus Beef from Brazil? US Steel from China? Hodgdon powders from Australia???

Oh, wait, never mind. :deadhorse:



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BEAR wrote

The shot, glass and all, was dropped into the beer.

Anyone still drinking these.
I remember some of the guys in the early 70's drinking these at lunch at a paint plant I worked at.  I tried them a few times and didn't take a likin'. 



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