Marlboro Beer

In the early 1970s, there was briefly such a thing as Marlboro Beer (trademark registration). Philip Morris (having just acquired Miller Brewing) figured that many people like to smoke as they drink beer, so surely a beer that shared the same brand name as their best-selling cigarette would be a success. But apparently test marketing indicated otherwise. So that was the end of Marlboro Beer.

The few bottles of it that were sold now fetch a high price (as much as $1000) as collector's items.

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     Posted By: Alex - Mon Nov 21, 2016
     Category: Smoking and Tobacco | 1970s | Alcohol

The only time I want to see "Marlboro" with a beer bottle is on the butt I dropped into the empty bottle. Otherwise I'd be tempted to think that the beer was made with tobacco. 🐛
Posted by KDP on 11/21/16 at 02:45 PM
As a manager in a likker store, I was once looking through our order book for a customer who wanted flavored vodkas. One company sold one flavored like Bison Grass, whatever that is, and also sold one flavored like Tobacco. I said "I think it's an infusion, filled with cigarette butts!"

We got a clearance item called Earth Mama Top Secret Hemp Flavored vodka. I bought one (employee price $4!) because of its comedy potential (the label was unintentionally hilarious, with many typoe's). We tried a shot, and instant gag reflex. It tastes like what I imagine licking used lawnmower blades would.
Posted by Bill the Splut on 11/21/16 at 11:28 PM
The problem is obvious. They should have made Budweiser Cigarettes and bundled them together.
Posted by Virtual on 11/22/16 at 12:27 AM
Bill, I googled hemp flavored vodka and found that Earth Mama is still available, along with at least one other brand. At the bottom of the page are related searches, including "does hemp vodka get you high." Duh.
Posted by ges on 11/23/16 at 09:16 AM
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