You may recognise a couple of the names. I think a couple might even still be brewed.
I was reasonably surprised to see that they mostly have pretty decent OGs. For the most part, 1048º or above. So a full 12º Plato. They're around the strength I'd excpect from continental European Pilsners of the same period. My guess would be that modern versions of Miller and Budweiser are more highly attenuated, but lower in gravity.
I'm not sure what the Lowenbrau beer is. It's not quite strong enough to be a Bock. But too strong for a pilsner. I assume - because of how it was listed in the Whitbread Gravity Book - that it was brewed somewhere in the US. Presumably under licence from the Munich brewery.
I'll be back to the same old boring shit next. Just thought I'd make use of these data shavings.
|US Lagers 1955 - 1962|
|1955||Liebmann||Rheingold Extra Dry Lager||1049.8||1011.6||4.97||76.71%||6||can|
|1956||Miller, Milwuakee||High Life||1045.7||1012.3||4.33||73.09%||6||can|
|1962||Ballantine||Light Lager Beer||1047.9||1013.7||4.28||71.40%||4.5||bottled|
|1962||Pabst||Blue Ribbon Beer||1049.3||1011.3||4.75||77.08%||5.5||bottled|
|Whitbread Gravity book held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document number LMA/4453/D/02/001.|