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 email@example.com. With that, we leave you with some fun facts about 1975 after this image of the captain himself.
Here's the list of the first few stores to carry them:
Christy's in Chepachet, RI
Ocean State in Westerly
O’Neil’s in Narragansett
Haxtons in Warwick
Brickyard Wine & Spirits in Barrington
High Spirits in Providence
Bottles Inc in Providence
Campus Fine Wines in Providence
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)
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
Austin Liquors both locations.
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"
"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"
"Don’t leave home without it."
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
My father in law recently passed away at age 90 He grew up in West Warwivk . One of his old pictures show him and 5 others at the Roma Club in West Warwick probably in late 1930 s wita a Narragansett sign behind them and one holding a bottle of Narragansett Maybe a marketing idea for Then and Now Let me know if you would like a copy of picture
Thanks so much for the love and support. We have some good news. Gansett is sold in Philly. Check out the Where To Buy section on our site. http://www.narragansettbeer.com/wheretobuy. Just type in your zip and some of the closest bars and stores near you that carry Gansett will pop up.
That is an amazing story, I especially liked the bit about Mr. Heffenreffer. Thank you for bringing back a great beer.
We would love to see the photo. It makes for an awesome story. Please send us a copy by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post it on the site.
I grew up in Rhode island & had many a “Gansett”! Living in Philadelphia, I miss the good ol’ beer….so, I am driving back to RI to pick up a couple of cases of my favorite beer!!!
Thank you “Gansett……”ahhhhhh, memories!"