For example, Thursday Scrappy and I were behind Pierre's in Canterbury. (for those not in the know about the midwest's largest entertainment center, google Pierres Fort Wayne.) There we found among others, these two members of the family.
Next is a cap that helped me with another in the collection. It is labelled "Two Hearted Ale", and is brewed by Bells. Now, I found nothing on my first Bells to indicate origin, other than a vague reference to a brew-pub in England that made beer. But searching out this, Laurie found that it is made by a micro outfit in Kalamazoo. The name, I guess, stems from the fact that it is "massively hopped" once in the kettle and again in the fermenter. And the original Bells I have is their flagship Amber Beer.
Then we come to the Sam Adams Seasonal, one of three I now have. The first is the same logo on a pale green back with a gold edge; the second is exactly like this one other than it has a baby blue edge instead of the orange. They are all different flavors, but I could not deduce which one was which of a certain. I guess I'll have to look in the beer aisle when the holidays approach. Next comes a Bass, much like the other 2 I have. But where one has a somewhat larger logo, and another has a more flat background, this one is both more metallic and a bit offset compared to the others. Here's the closer one to it, along with the Seasonal with the baby blue.
Next comes a Thirsty Dog Breweries, the standard cap for all the varieties from this micro out of Dayton. The thirsty dog has a mug (or perhaps one of those little St. Bernard barrels) under his chin. Finally, we have a Dos Equis, and unlike the one in my last post, there is no other text than the double x.
And there you have it, and "Norma's Newbies" bring us to a total of 479 caps. And that brings us back to my original thought- what do I have the most of? Well, given that I am very particular in my dividing (e.g. Budweiser does not= Bud Light does not= Bud Light Lime, and Samuel Adams Seasonal with baby blue would not = Sam Adams seasonal IF I knew what was which, I have a total of 211 different brand names. 136 of these are one-and-dones, 27 are twofers, and another twenty are at the three or four mark. That said, here's my top 20:
18 (tie): Coors, Colt 45, Labatt Blue, and Lowenbrau at 5 apiece.
16 (tie): Drewrys and Old Milwaukee, 6 each.
14 (tie): Hamms, Michelob, 7 each.
10 (tie): Coors Light, Little Kings, Michelob Light, Rolling Rock, 8 apiece.
9. Schlitz, 9.
7 (tie): Busch, Falstaff, 10 each.
5 (tie): Bud Light, and ironically, Miller Lite, 11 each.
3 (tie): Pabst Blue Ribbon, Strohs, 13 apiece.
2. Miller High Life, 16.
And at #1 Budweiser with 30, including the one you can see on the post over at TAW I found with Scrappy a couple days ago.
Whew! Thatsa lotta beer, dudes!