Big Flats 1901

Walgreen, ever concerned that its customers are making meth out of Sudafed, has decided nonetheless to encourage alcoholism with its new release, Big Flats 1901 beer. Apparently, it’s manufactured by Rochester’s own Genesee Brewing. 

The reviews and comments are amusing. My favorite: “At least they didn’t call it ‘Yeast ‘N Stuff’.”

I know where I’m going after work tonight…

7 Responses to “Big Flats 1901”

  1. Dan says:

    Great comment:
    “What’s next for Walgreens? Big Stales potato chips?”

  2. Pitt says:

    Today after work I stopped at the Walgreens and picked up a couple of sixers of Big Flats 1901. Afterwards, I hit the grocery store and found my perrenial favorite cheap American Lager, Schlitz, was on sale for the even LOWER price of 2.69 a sixer. So, naturally, I picked up two sixers of that (and 3 bottles of Tisdale Cab at 9.99 for 3, and a magnum of Liberty Cab at 6.25…I’m all about the cheap Cabs)

    So tonight I sampled a Big Flats and a Schlitz. No contest- Schlitz wins hands down. It has a deeper color, sturdier head, and actually tastes like beer. Its not fancy, it doesn’t have clever undertones, and it doesn’t fashion pretences- its just good, decent, affordable brew.

    The Big Flats, as Katie put it, “tastes like keg beer”. It was thin, watery, and tasted like the beer runoff from the tap at a frat party. The head was unsteady and non-uniform, and the color was urine. If it were super cold, and drank right after some exhausting physical activity in the hot sun, it might taste OK. But its not worth seeking out. PBR is better.

  3. Dan says:


    “It’s the water that makes it.” Makes it taste like water, that is.

  4. matt says:

    I love the can art. “Ever wanted to vomit from the top of the Ferris Wheel? Now’s your chance!”

  5. Pitt says:

    Yuengling’s still a favorite, too, but its a bit pricier than Schlitz. Lots of places around here have it (Yuengling) on tap, which I definitely appreciate.

  6. matt says:

    My favorite cheap beers are still Genny (especially Genny Cream), and Miller High Life.

    Great, now I’m thirsty.

  7. Pitt says:

    I actually found a store up in NC that sells Genny Cream, its about 45 minutes from my house. So the next time I go to Brevard…

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