Wed December 29, 2010
Have a Gansett...it just turned 120
By ALEX NUNES
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Narragansett beer is marking a milestone with a celebration tonight in Pawtucket. The beer turns 120 this month.
Narragansett Beer traces its roots back to the late 1800s, when six local businessmen founded the Narragansett Brewing Company and began making beer in Cranston. Eventually the company saw the largest beer sales in the region.
Theodore Geisel, later known as Dr. Seuss, designed the company's mascot, and the brewer boasted other catchy ads like one commercial, where a man tries unsuccessfully to get his horse served at a bar.
Today, beer is brewed in New York but the company has headquarters in Rhode Island. Narragansett Beer officials say they hope to reopen a brewery in New England.
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