For some bizarre reason Hamm's is not showcased on the Pabst website whatsoever. That, combined with fairly limited distribution, is not a good indication of their faith in this beer. I hope that they do not discontinue Hamm's as it is easily one of my favorite cheapies. Because of their lack of website support, I had to steal this from Ratebeer.com:
'Another classic beer produced by Pabst Brewing Company. From the land of sky blue waters, Hamms is truly the beer refreshing. Hamms has a legacy of quality and tastyness that is unrivaled by any beer known to man. Back in the olden days, Hamms was traded by the Spanish for spices and fine silks from the orient, which were then transported across the seas and traded for more Hamms'
Hamm's has a fairly poor reputation with most beer drinkers, a reputation I think is somewhat undeserved. Yes it is a cheap mass produced lager that doesn't have as much flavor going for it that a micro brew would but we knew that coming in. The thing about Hamm's is that it somehow retained a small sparkle of its character when the recipe was 'tweaked' all those years ago. I think Hamm's blows away its competition in the budget section of your local grocer. When a beer is $3.99 a sixer 'decent to good' is fairly strong praise since most everything else at that price gets 'bad to god awful'.
When I am not in a very discerning mood I fill my fridge up with this watery, slightly hoppy, overly malty mess of a beer. Then I proceed to chug them down before they get to room temperature (warm Hamm's is not a good scene). That's a good day in the life of Matt. I don't know whats up with this being traded for spices or slaves or whatever they said in their advert, I call bullshit on anything like that ever happening.
The dancing bear commercials need to come back plz.
APPARENTLY HAMM'S IS NOT A PABST PRODUCT AND I AM JUST A MORON -Matt (7/19/08)
Musical pairing: Lynyrd Skynyrd- Second Helping (Because it's trashy yet excellent)