The day has arrived my friends, the day has arrived. Well it actually arrived a few weeks ago but it took me awhile for my lazy ass to track some Schlitz down. I purchased this particular six pack for $6.99 at a Binny's in Evanston, Illinois.
So what does the old recipe Schlitz taste like? Well to be perfectly honest it tastes like the newer/cheaper recipe with the volume turned up. More hops, more earthy spices and even more carbonation make this taste a lot fuller and of overall better quality. Malt is an afterthought in this recipe If you can't tell yet I am very much a fan of this beer. Schlitz now hearkens back to when large production beers didn't all have to taste like shit, a golden era of beer that numerous old drunks have told me about at dive bars.
I think it is worth the price, but some will disagree with me. Fans of cheap beer that have a few bucks to spend, do it. The extra two dollars goes a long way in flavor when it comes to the new/old Schlitz. For those that want to continue buying Schlitz on the cheap, the watered down recipe will still be available in cans at the lower price (So I hear).