Skip to comments.He celebrated 'sky blue waters' (Hamms beer guy dies)
Posted on 11/16/2004 3:18:54 PM PST by Rakkasan1
t is a bit of irony that Ernie Garven,who died last week at his Florida home, wrote the unforgettable Hamm's beer advertising jingle, "From the land of sky blue wa-a-aters.
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Pretty good beer too.
I used to call on Hamms in St. Paul. The boiler room guy, Art Lugar, was adept at stringing together more curse words than anyone I'd ever come across.
Dead at a young 90. That's what a life of NON-beer-drinking will do to you.
I loved these commercials when I was a kid...the animated Hamm's bear was great....never did drink the beer though
I wish people (including Alanis Morrisette) would look up the word "irony" in the dictionary before using the term in their works.
The can was pretty neat.
I stick with Miller and Pabst..Coors tastes like piss and Bud aint worth the price..Old Milwaukee has really gone down hill
It was decent for the crap variety. I.E. when being the cheapest beer possible in college, it was a top choice.
Primo, Dixie, Rainier, Olympia, Falstaff to name a few.
Consider yourself lucky. There is nothing more foul than Hamms Beer. Well, maybe Susan Estrich. But that's about it.
How about a Leinenkugels Lager?
Wow...a trip down memory lane! When I was little I loved those jingles and the Hamm's beer signs, which were "high tech" for their time. Can you imagine the fit libs would have today between the "Native American" flavor of the Hamm's jingle and all the cute little critters in their ads and signs?
I also miss seeing the Marlboro man bringing home the Christmas tree. Those ad restrictions sure have stopped smoking and drinking, haven't they? Thanks for the memories. (And I don't smoke or drink beer...except an occasional Shiner Bock.)
Jax, Buckhorn, and Mickey's wide mouth malt liquor.
the commercials were better than the beer.It was comparable
to Old Milwaukee now days("Old Swill").
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