johnpbarlow wrote:Re: UC commercials of the '60s, how about the talking beer steins, Schultz and Dooley?
Gawd, I remember them...my old man left behind a set of original steins. He was a Midwesterner who married into a Utica family...and his beer of choice, when on our family outings in the Adirondacks, was Utica Club.
That was in the 1950s - early 1960s. By the time I was old enough to quaff, late 1970s, UC had a reputation as a "skunky" beer...by then I lived in Western New York, at the far end of the West End distribution line.
Had the brewery tour about ten years later, with the ex...quite entertaining and informative. Got a chance to buy some "samples," trial beers that hadn't been okayed for general marketing...very good!
We lost something when the regional brews disappeared. Good for F.X. Matt.
And the tracks on Schuyler Street? Amazed that that continues. I'd have thought they wouldn't have survived the Conrail upheaval...as I recall (from my mother's uncle, a train buff who liked to talk to me about such things) they were part of the DL&W.