Once upon a time, there was a brand of beer called Utica Club. It was brewed 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.

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