Top 10 Malt Beverages (Otherwise Known As A 40)
Cue genetic West Coast music, welcome to the top 10 Malt Liquor list, but first a quick history on my beloved 40oz. The term “malt liquor” is documented in England in 1690 as an alternative word for ale. While Colt 45, St. Ides, Mickey’s, Steel Reserve, King Cobra, and Olde English 800 are most closely associated with malt liquors in the United States, the beverage itself is older than these products. Clix, often credited as the first malt liquor made in the United States, was granted a patent in 1948. In the American (or hood) vernacular, a forty-ounce or simply a forty is a glass bottle that holds 40 fluid ounces. OK, so now on to the list.
10. MD 20/20 (Mad Dog) – Although I know it doesn’t come in a 40 oz. But it should.
9. Camo 40 – I don’t think you can find these in NY.
8. Big Bear – Pretty Tasty.
7. Private Stock – I just love the label art.
6. Hurricane – Only had it once but good enough to remember.
5. King Cobra – Love the fat bottle.
4. Mickey’s – It reminds me of St. Patrick’s Day with every sip.
3. Steel Reserve – The Classy 40.
2. Olde English “800″ – The Godfather.
1. Colt 45 – Come on they got Billy Dee. That makes this forever bad ass.