Saturday, April 9, 2011
The Legend of Good Gibbons
Well, the story goes as follows. (roll old fashioned music) A group of young gents headed to a local tavern, Gene's Place, for a nightcap. The young gents were finding a place to stand before ordering. Chris and I looked on the wall and there was an old, crumbled sign (very similar to the one on the bottle) that said "Gibbon's" with the price (possibly $1.50). Chris and I decided to order one, and so the legend began. Following that night we went back and ordered round after round. We passed on the story that anytime you order a Gibbon's you must buy one for someone at the bar and they must do they same to pass on the Good Gibbons. What will live on even more is the famous quote, "Hey barkeep, get this man a Gibbons!"
Gibbons is brewed by Lions Brewery, Inc. in Wilkes-Barre, PA. This clean crisp beverage is not available in many bars and distributors. It was last seen in Duffy's Pop and Beer Warehouse on Curry Hollow Rd. If the classic 16 oz bottles look dirty, they probably are due to Gibbons eco-friendly recyclable bottle initiative.