Daily Archives: November 8, 2010

Olde Frothingslosh: The Best Beer Ever?

OK. I know there are big issues to deal with these days: the economy, unemployment, MLB’s designated hitter rule and so on. But I believe there is a controversy brewing on The Huffington Post. It appears that there is a contest to identify the “Most Ridiculous Beer Name of All Time.” Some candidates: Buttface Amber Ale, Old Leghumper and Arrogant Bastard.

Whoa. How about Olde Frothingslosh? WTF.

Olde Frothingslosh, as everyone like me who came of age in Pittsburgh a half-century ago knows, was renowned as “the pale stale ale with the foam on the bottom.”

And its unique taste stemmed from the fact that Olde Frothingslosh was “brewed from hippy-hops on the banks of the Upper Crudney in Lower Slobbovia.”

Hey, it doesn’t get any better than that. Just sayin’.

Invented as a joke by Pittsburgh radio station KDKA DJ Rege Cordic in 1954, Olde Frothingslosh actually made it into saloons the following year and into the hearts (and stomachs) of beer lovers for many years thereafter.

So c’mon Huffington Post. Let’s get Olde Frothingslosh on the top of that list.

After all, it was brewed fondly in the City of Champions.