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The Limited Edition Retro Cans Are Now Available

The moment you’ve all waited for is finally here. The limited edition retro can is now available in package stores where Narragansett lager beer is proudly sold. Featuring our award winning lager beer and only in 18 packs of 12oz cans, ask for these today at your local retailer. These are only available for a limited time and just like summer they’ll be gone before you know it. This is the same design the brewery used for their labels throughout the 1970′s. Yes, it is the same can that Quint crushes in JAWS. To celebrate, we are running a “Crush It Like Quint” contest. Recreate this memorable scene to the best of your ability with this can. Snap a photo and send it to us. The best and most creative “Crush It Like Quint” entry will win a Gansett prize pack including a Blu-Ray copy of JAWS. We’ll pick the winner on August 31st. Make sure you use the hashtag #CrushItLikeQuint when posting to Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr so we can find it. Or email it to us at contact@narragansettbeer.com. With that, we leave you with some fun facts about 1975 after this image of the captain himself.

Crush it like QUINT!

Here’s the list of the first few stores to carry them:

Rhode Island:

Christy’s in Chepachet, RI
Ocean State in Westerly
O’Neil’s in Narragansett
Haxtons in Warwick
Wakefield Liquors
Kingstown Liquors
Brickyard Wine & Spirits in Barrington
High Spirits in Providence
Bottles Inc in Providence
Campus Fine Wines in Providence

Boston:
Kappy’s (Medford and Malden)
Downtown Wine (Somerville)
Supreme Liquor (Cambridge)
Cambridge Wine & Spirits
Curtis (Weymouth and Cohasset)
Blanchards (Allston and West Roxbury)
Brookline Liquor Mart (Allston)
Bradley Liquor (Fenway)

Connecticut:

All Big Y Grocery Stores
Crazy Bruce W&S in West Hartford
Maximum Beverage in West Hartford
Harvest Wines in West Hartford
Trader Joe’s in West Hartford
Wise Old Dog in West Hartford
Town Line Liquors in Stratford
Cordial Shoppe in Old Saybrook
Valley Fine Wines in Simsbury
Putnam Plaza W&S in East Hartford
Bottle Shop in Unionville
Linda’s Liquors in Shelton
CT Beverage Mart in Middletown
Old Colony Package in Old Saybrook
Tony’s W&S in East Haddam

Worcester

Austin Liquors both locations.

New Hampshire:
Gary’s on Deer Street in Portsmouth

Here are some fun facts in pop culture from 1975:

World Series Champions: Cincinatti Reds (Against the Red Sox. Same series where Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, a.k.a. “Pudge”, hit the homerun off the foul pole to win game 6.)
Superbowl IX Champions: Pittsburgh Steelers
NBA Champions: Golden State Warriors
Stanley Cup Champs: Philadelphia Flyers
U.S. Open Golf: Lou Graham

Famous quotes that started in 1975:
“Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun”
- McDonalds

“I’d rather be dead than sing Satisfaction when I’m 45″
-Mick Jagger, age 33 – Didn’t they just tour not long ago and rock that tune?

“We’re gonna need a bigger boat”
- Roy Scheider, in ‘Jaws’

“The ultimate driving machine”
- BMW

“Don’t leave home without it.”
-American Express

The big scandal of 1975: Union Teamster Jimmy Hoffa disappeared. Whereabouts are still unknown.

JAWS was released on June 20th scarring audiences so that beachgoers stayed out of the water and creating a shark frenzy to this day.

The laser printer was invented.

Kool-Aid man began appearing in commercials for Kool-Aid, although the smiling pitcher was the face of Kool-Aid since 1954.

The Ford F-150 truck was introduced.

‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ won the big five Oscars – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Writing.

The Herman Goelitz company introduced the gourmet jelly bean. The original flavors were: Licorice, Lemon, Grape, Root Beer, Cream Soda, Gren Apple, Tangerine

and Very Cherry. It was rebranded the ‘Jelly Belly’ in 2001.

Betamax (Beta) video tape was released.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1975: $107,000

Popular gifts in 1975:
Mood rings, Pay Day, Pong (home version), Six Million Dollar Man action figures, Playmobil, Pet Rocks, Trac Ball

Some of Billboard’s #1 hits in 1975:

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – Elton John

Mandy – Barry Manilow

Please Mr. Postman – The Carpenters

You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt

Pick Up The Pieces – AWB

Best Of My Love – The Eagles

Have You Never Been Mellow – Olivia Newton-John

Black Water – The Doobie Brothers

My Eyes Adored You – Frankie Valli

Lady Marmalade – LaBelle

He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You) – Tony Orlando and Dawn

Shining Star – Earth, Wind & Fire

Thank God I’m A Country Boy – John Denver

Sister Golden Hair – America

Love Will Keep Us Together – The Captain & Tennille

Listen To What The Man Said – Paul McCartney & Wings

One Of These Nights – The Eagles

Jive Talkin’ – Bee Gees

Get Down Tonight – KC and the Sunshine Band

Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell

Fame – David Bowie

I’m Sorry – John Denver

That’s The Way (I Like It) – KC and the Sunshine Band

 

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