Get The 2011 Hi-Neighbor Calendar Featuring The ‘Gansett Girls!

The Holidays are finally here and everyone needs a calendar for 2011. So why not get one while picking up some of your favorite New England beer. From now until after the Holidays, you’ll receive a Hi-Neighbor Calendar when you grab a case of ‘Gansett in the package stores. Visit your local retailer for details. Our first ever calendar features the lovely ‘Gansett Girls all dolled up in their pin-up goodness. Thanks to the fabulous crew at Providence Pinup for all their help with the photos and styling. But you better act fast since these are only available for a limited time and will be gone by January. To get you excited even more, here is the history of the ‘Gansett Girls and our inspiration behind the calendar’s creation.

Hi Neighbor! You might be thinking to yourself that the 2011 Hi Neighbor Calendar is just another one of those beer company stunts featuring babes in bikinis. Well, you’re about as wrong as people who think New York is part of New England. The ‘Gansett Girls go back a long way with Narragansett, to about the time your Grandpop was picking up six packs of tallboys on his way home from work.

Back in the early ‘50s, ‘Gansett was the #1 beer in all of New England, hemlines were lower and necklines were higher and the ‘Gansett Girls weren’t just pretty faces printed in beer ads, they were legitimate brand ambassadors for the beer. Every year throughout the ‘50s and ‘60s, ‘Gansett would hold a Miss Hi Neighbor pageant to crown the next class of ‘Gansett Girls. The ladies would travel around New England stopping in at local bars, riding in small town parades and awarding bowling league trophies and prizes at the famous annual Hi Neighbor Bass/Blue Fishing Tournament. There were certainly some memorable New England women amongst the ‘Gansett Girl ranks like Penny Sojka of Turners Falls, Betty Vickowski of Greenfield and the incomparable Irene Hennessey.

Today, we’re carrying on the ‘Gansett Girl tradition by hiring women from around New England to sample our products and promote New England’s own award-winning beer brand at festivals, store tastings and sporting events. The ladies on these pages aren’t models we picked out to peddle ‘Gansett. These standup women are local New Englanders that do a hell of a job representing our beer and our community. So keep an eye out for the ‘Gansett Girls in your neighborhood, enjoy this calendar and have great 2011.

14 Comments

on Get The 2011 Hi-Neighbor Calendar Featuring The ‘Gansett Girls!.
  1. brian
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    None of my Local Providers ever have these “special” packs… no Ties, No Calendar, no nothing… whats up, do i have to go to a different stores? is it only certain stores? I live in Bridgewater Ma. and a Gansett fan; probably the biggest one around. i single handedly got a couple of bars to throw it on tap… help.

  2. MARC LAVIK
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    It would be great to win a Narragansett 2011 calendar

    Marc in Warwick, RI

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    Hi Marc,
    We’ll have calendars as door prizes for our 120th Anniversary Party at The Met in Pawtucket on December 29. Doors are at 7pm. Hopefully you can make it and win one there.
    Thanks,
    Gansett

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    Hi Brian,
    Thank you so much for the continued support. What stores do you shop at in Bridgewater? If they don’t have the calendar or even the ties later in June, then please mail us the UPC or receipt and a return address so we can send you a calendar. Our address is 60 Ship St., Providence, RI 02903.
    Thanks,
    Gansett

  5. Jim
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    Bottlecap correction – In “No school Foster Glocester” Glocester is not spelled Gloucester. That one is in Mass.

  6. Lori
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    you have Gansett in the Market Basket in Concard NH. THANK YOU. We are having a big dedate. I got a cap that says contact you for my tshirt. Can find any where on the web site for this. Is it the real thing? keep up the good work with the beer. Merry Christmas. Lori

  7. Greg
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    Picked up 2 cases of gansett today, how do i get a calender? Is the someplace on the web site I need to show a proof of purchase? I dont see any details on the boxes.

    Thanks, and keep making this great beer,
    Greg

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    Hi Greg,
    Sorry for the confusion. Where did you pick up the beer? Please send us an email with your address and we’ll send you a calendar. contact@narragansettbeer.com
    Thanks,
    Gansett

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    Hi Lorry,
    Sorry for the confusion. Simply mail the cap to us at 60 Ship Street, Providence, RI 02903 with your shirt size and mailing address and we’ll send you a shirt. Congratulations!
    Thanks,
    Gansett

  10. Michael
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    Visited all 3 local Market Basket stores today in Nashua NH and could not find any of the cases with the calendar! I still bought another case as New Year’s Eve is coming up, but I would really like to get a calendar. I hope I can send in my UPC and be sent a calendar…

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    Hi Michael,
    It’s possible they may be out or being a supermarket might not of wanted to participate. Either way we of course will honor your purchase. Please just mail us the UPC with your address and we’ll send you a calendar. Send it to 60 Ship St., Providence, RI 02903.
    Thanks,
    Gansett!

  12. J.C.G. of CT
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    Just bought the Lager in kinger cans (16 oz) and its damn good !
    L O V E the Porter.
    R E A L L Y Love the Gansett Girls.
    Keep up the good work. I’m a likin’ it ! :-)

  13. Rob
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    Are there any calendars left?

    how do I get one?

  14. |

    Hi Rob,
    Believer there are still a few left. If you don’t see them at your local retailer, then mail us your receipt along with a UPC or proof of purchase of the Gansett case along with your mailing address and we’ll send you a calendar.
    Thank you!

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