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The Friends of Falstaff
This is where you, the Falstaff drinking public, get your 15 minutes of fame. Send in pics of you or your friends drinking the choicest product of the brewer's art & they will be put out here in the WWW -
03/14/10 Believe it or not, 5 years after the last can came off of the production line, there are still full cans of Falstaff out there being drank (I still have several cases, myself!). Here's Jim Woodfield drinking what we believe is the very last Falstaff in North Carolina. We assume that it was still drinkable and Jim's wife didn't need to call 9-11 when he finished!
04/19/10 Steve Thurman down in Dallas, TX shows if you can't have a 'Staff, then you can always still have a Schlitz
4/11/08 A few of us still have remnants of the last vintage 2005 Falstaff hidden in our homes. Here is Texas Falstaff Fan Beck Martin savoring one of his last remaining cans....
5/18/08 And Texans aren't the only ones still working on their three year stash of Falstaff, here are Nebraskans Troy and Levi Magnuson celebrating Levi's graduation from High School...
12/07/07 Everyone needs a goal in life. For young Jessica it was to be featured on a Falstaff Beer site someday. I am honored to help her make that dream a reality. Set your goals high and there's no telling what you can achieve. Thanks to Ken Knisley for the send.
3/24/07 Yes, we are a die hard bunch. Here is Beck Martin and friends enjoying a cold 'Staff at a University of Northern Iowa Football game recently. I still have some Falstaffs left from the last production run in 2005, but they are starting to taste a bit funky now. I always wondered how a pasteurized product could go bad in a sealed container, but believe me, it does.
1/8/06 And for a beer that has been out of production since April 2005, true beer aficionados seem to find a way to locate a few cans. This pic thanks to Shan O' Sullivan. For more click here
12/16/05 Andy Martin lives in Cedar Falls Iowa (next to Waterloo); here he is drinking his very last Falstaff. The picture is in front the UNIDome at the University of Northern Iowa at a tailgate party before a football game (1-AA). Andy also works for the UNI and is surrounded by the pep squad for the University of Northern Iowa, as you can tell. J You drink 'Staff, and the fillies will indeed flock to you; it's a proven formula for success! J Thanks to Platinum Friend of Falstaff Beck Martin for the photo...
Bill Baburek, "Friend of Falstaff" and owner of the Crescent Moon Ale House in Omaha, NE. Bill sponsored many a "Falstaff Night" at his pub, stop by and have a brew. The Ale House is at 36th and Farnam.
10/9/04 (left) Former Walter's Brewing Co. employee Steve Hotvedt sharin' a brewski with the very cordial Jack Russell of Great White. / (right) Steve having some good clean fun with the guys from Jackyl, they did actually have a song about a chain saw...
NASCAR is probably the most exciting sport in the country now. As you can see, Charlie Smigo was totally caught up in the thrilling moment of Rusty Wallace breaking his losing streak at Martinsville. J Charlie is a "Friend of Carling Black Label" and runs the Carling fan site, this makes him a honorary "Friend of Falstaff" in our books. To visit his site, just go here. (right) Charlie and his nephew having some Falstaff at Richmond thanks to your webguy and the big brown truck.
Dave Rankin is a mega Falstaff fan and has a great collection of Falstaff breweriana.
Jeff and Vicki Wilson of the beautiful Panhandle of Texas drove 520 miles one way to replenish their stock of Falstaff Beer....I challenge any Bud drinker to do the same...
Falstaff fan Beck Martin created this very cool Falstaff ad for the site....he is also a big CFL follower.
Beck was so bummed about the deletion of the Falstaff brand he bought a cruise to take his remaining 12 packs on. We heard the beer really enjoyed the Trip....
Bill Baburek, left, owns the Crescent Moon Ale House on Farnum in Omaha, NE. Once a year he holds a "Falstaff Night" where we features the best beer in the USA, along with a video tour of the old Omaha brewery and Falstaff goodies. Just next to Bill are Jeff and Vicki Wilson and Crescent Moon employee Jimmy O'Connor and his girlfriend. Jeff and his wife drove up from Texas to attend. These are some stone cold "Friends of Falstaff"
D'Arcy Ballinger hails from the "Land of Lincoln" and is obviously a man of very good taste. He loves the real thangs in life like Jimmy Vaughan and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, ARS, and Delbert McClinton. His advice to the Friends of Falstaff "Never Mistake a Rut for a Deep Groove."
Me & Wes Weaver sharing a Falstaff in Mishawaka, IN 6/2003 -This is Wes' Voodoo ChileBoyvoodoo up in Indiana, wow, the bottle is bigger than he is! The youngest Friend of Falstaff?
This is Michael Newman of the Bronx who has been a loyal Ballantine Ale drinker since 1972. It was his persistence that got me to create the Ballantine Ale page and write the P Ballantine & Sons article for the American Breweriana Journal. Michael and I actually got to meet once because I was in an auto accident in NYC, but that's another story.....
Could this be the earliest Friend of Falstaff? This handsome gentleman is Frank Belleville's late uncle Joe, with a bottle of the Choicest Product of the Brewer's Art in hand...
Here is my friend Steve Jackson of Sandy, Beds UK have a pint of the old Anker Beer in Malaysia. No doubt he was wishing it was Falstaff. Here is wife Jan, who used to work as a beer taster in a brewery! (true) The perfect job for anyone visiting this site!
Three of the most serious Falstaff drinkers I have ever met; Tim Edwards, Bryan Monaco, and Rich Probst enjoy a cold one...Rich havin' a Falstaff in Florida, wonderin' how to turn all that salt water into the choicest product of the brewer's art, Rich's brother in law J.T. shows off a cozee..
Nick, myself, Steve, and Wes enjoy some cold 'Cities and 'Staff in steamy Mishawaka, IN. Steve didn't exactly agree with me that Mr. Bobby Knight is probably the best durn basketball coach ever...
This is Jeff Wilson of the Lone Star State showing how any well stocked grocery store should look. Jeff is a serious Falstaff drinker, and I think he has driven half way to China in his tireless search for the Choicest Product of the Brewer's Art..
Here is Captain Stubby enjoying a delicious 22oz. bottle of Anker Bir which I brought back with me on a trip from Indonesia. This is the cheap stuff in Indonesia, so the flavor profile is not the main purchasing criteria. Nobody got sick from drinking it...
Ricky Graham of Georgia sent these great pictures of Bike Week 2002 in Daytona ('Staff specially imported on the back of Milwaukee Thunder for the occasion!) left to right: Bulow Sate Park near Daytona Beach / since I live in Milwaukee Ricky was kind enough to remind me that this is the Atlantic Ocean, not Lake Michigan J/ NEW Georgia Falstaff Friend Bill Weigmann from Georgia, Bill helped drink the 'Staff (note the bottle of Bud is right where is should be...).J/ Ricky reminds everyone not to drink and ride...
Wes Weaver, Don Roussin, and Bryan Monaco discuss the relative merits of a 20 year old can of Omaha Falstaff I found down my basement (it actually tasted pretty good, but don't try this at home, kids!....)
My compadre J.R. "Bubba" Rumming of Calne, Wiltshire UK (aka the Black Country) having a couple of pints of the local grog in Cyprus wearing a very trendy Falstaff polo shirt from this here site. The locals were apparently amazed by his fashion statement. "I wanna go home with the Armadilla, good country music from Amarilla to Abilene, got the friendliest people and the purtiest wimmen ya ever seen...."
Here is Steve Jackson & his son David of Sandy, Bedfordshire, England actually enjoying a sunny day in the UK! (They only have one or two per year...) Steve likes mega-headbanger beer and all the right kinds of music! We have definitely downed a pint or two together. Steve is anxiously waiting for some generous soul to send him a 12 of Falstaff Beer...The broken leg on the poor chap on the left had something to do with consumption of grog (broke my hand this way too in a bar in Mexico trying to out-drink some German guys from the Luftwaffe, I lost.....)
This is Canadian actress Mia Kirshner which has absolutely nothing to do with anything, other than I find her rather fetching...
This is Ricky Graham again with his 1986 Kawasaki Concours. It's got 138,000 hard ridin' miles on the odometer.../ Ricky with his "Milwaukee Thunder" H-D Electra Glide with 60K miles on the clock and a 12 of "The Choicest Product of the Brewer's Art" on the road somewhere in Virginia / Steve Rogers from Iowa who makes a side trip all the way over to Kansas City just to buy three cases of Falstaff for Ricky, and then down to Florida to join him for "Bike Week". Can't get much more righteous than that! (PS: If Ricky ever finds out who stole his Falstaff Tshirt he is going to have a close encounter with a hard right to the jaw....)
University of Nebraska 1975: (l) Alan "Fritch" Fritch, Jim Koester and "Bad" Bob Koenig enjoy a Omaha brew. They grow 'em strong out there, Bad Bob can balance three "tall boys"! Great poster in the background (r) Jim "J.R." Katz expounds on something profound while enjoying popcorn and a "Flagstaff". The popcorn holder is actually a rolled up centerfold....
(l) Fritch takes a long pull on his 'Staff while Katz enjoys his popcorn / centerfold (r) the gang and their great brew. Drinking in the dorms at U Nebraska, like Indiana U where I went, was of course strictly prohibited. Apparently one of these gentlemen liked to have beer on his cornflakes in the morning after the parties, but now subscribes to the theory that "Falstaff, it's not just for breakfast anymore..."
(l) 1978 Mark Graf says hello to Bin Laden (note the 'Staffs in the right corner) Mark had a bar installed in his dorm room and called it "Graf's Bar & Grill". I don't know how the food was, but I heard they served Falstaff exclusively (my kind of place!) washed down with a bit of Wild Turkey liquor. (r) Mr.Bob Teter, who supplied these great photos, and Charlene Nott 1996. Thanks for the T shirt, Bob! I guess I should finally forgive you guys for the absolute bashing you gave us on national TV in 1975 when the poor, unfortunate Hoosier football team hosted the Cornhuskers. It was very, very painful to sit in the stands and watch. My girlfriend at the time cried the entire game...
Check out all this cool beer: Falstaff, Cost Cutter, Goebel, Weidemann, Pfeiffer. From "Cheap Beer Nite" @ Central Michigan University 1983 from Shortfatguy.com Just how many people can you fit into a dorm room? Thanks Mickey for the scan!
Without any doubt the most stone cold serious Falstaff drinker in the world, Bryan Monaco of the Motor City sipping a 16 year old can of Cost Cutter Light in Wes Weaver's basement. He claims it still tasted "OK" despite the fact beer usually has a 6 month shelf life.... Bryan has an awesome collection of Falstaff stuff and is editor of the world famous "Falstaff Shield". Check out his tattoo and license plate!
Former second generation Falstaff Galveston employee Robert Ebert and his daughter with the last can of Falstaff to come off the line in Galveston. A regular contributor to this site and all around super guy seated very briefly in front of the old Galveston brewery (it is not in the greatest neighborhood so they had to make it quick!).
My best friends in the Republic of Singapore, and probably some of the nicest people on planet earth, Kang Hua Ling & Hua Tao who have shared many good times with me. Wo zhende feichang nimen de youyi. Mei you nimen de youyi wo buu zhidao shenme ban.
My drinking compadre for the last 25 years and well known man about town Mr. Joe Sabatino of Phoenix, AZ
Marc Gottfried brewmaster of the Morgan Street Brewery and friends clowning around Plant 10 in St L....(I wonder if they ever arrived at their destination....)
Marc takes note of the settings on the brewing equipment in Plant 10 to replicate that famous Falstaff flavor at Morgan Street / Marc again, I guess for legal reasons I should note: "Hey kids, don't try this at home!" (Particularly after you've had a couple of brewskis...)
Falstaff fans Wes Weaver and Neil Davenport at the Blue Grey Show
Wes again doin' some serious chilin' with a cold one...I meet some really excellent people through this site, when I stopped by Wes' house in Mishawaka, In - he gave me a 12 of Staff to help me navigate my way back to Suds City - thanks!!!
Wes' nephew Kaleb is obviously a child prodigy and shows extremely good taste....
The only two things more important to Michael Guye than Stag and Falstaff Beer are his cool ride and the pretty "lady" on the right...
Long time Falstaff fan Mr. John Kizis at the Blue Grey Show (the reason the can is upside down is that he is a can collector!)
You know, after I saw this cool pic on the Drastic Mezures tribute to 40 oz malt liquor, I decided ol' Bill was a pretty rockin' guy after all. (But I never understood why he stayed with Hillary when he coulda settled down with mega-fox and generally nice person Jennifer Flowers- below) Can you imagine having a total babe first lady? We'd all be watching C-Span every night.
This is Homer Simpson of Springfield, IL pounding down a Duff. He's already famous.