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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Few Brands From the Past




The mnemonic
 phrase "I Shall Always Love You Sweetheart" was used to help with the spelling of the Isaly’s name.



One of Rege Cordic's most memorable running gags at both WWSW and KDKA were fake advertisements for "Olde Frothingslosh", "the pale stale ale with the foam on the bottom." The beer was supposedly brewed by Sir Reginald Frothingslosh at Upper Crudney-on-the-Thames. In 1955, Pittsburgh Brewing Company began issuing special Christmas-season cans and bottles of Olde Frothingslosh filled with real beer. Since the Cordic ad read "The foam is on the bottom", the bottles & cans were packed upside down in the cases. The humorous labels changed every year and became favorites of collectors. The brewery (as well as a few other small local Pittsburgh breweries such as Tech Beer) released new editions of Olde Frothingslosh even after Cordic left Pittsburgh, continuing until 1982 and then reviving the brand in 1998, and more recently in 2007 (currently available)


The history of the Braun bakery in Pittsburgh stretches from 1889 until the closing of the North Side facility in May 1989, when production was moved to Philadelphia.

This advertisement utilizing the Pittsburgh Pirates Dick Groat - 1959. Braun's was very popular.