Once upon a time
, there was a brand of beer
Club. It was brew
ed by the West End Brewing Company
in Utica, NY
. That company is now called the Matt Brewing Company
, and they no longer make Utica Club
, but rather the Saranac
Family of Beers.
Utica Club is perhaps most notable for its advertising campaign. Their television commericals featured a pair (and eventually a whole gaggle) of talking beer steins. The main duo was named Schultz and Dooley (cf.).
If you visit Utica, you can take a tour of the brewery and buy all sorts of merchandise. Replicas of Schultz, Dooley and the other steins are also available through a catalog. So while you can no longer have a big stein of Utica Club, the nostalgia factor is alive and well.