Back in the later 70s Genny Cream was considered a much more high grade brew. Now it is considered cheap and lowly like Natural Ice. More since the 30 pack box. My cousin went to college in Wilks Berry PA. He would drive to Rochester. Come home to NJ with a full pick up of cases of the short 12 oz bottles. The family men would each get a bunch of cases at a discount. Remember back then, the big beers were Schaffer, Ballentine Ale, and PBR. In my opionion GCA was much better then the big brews in the price range. Back then Michelob was the country club beer in bottles. Cans didnt taste anything like bottles. I moved to Berkshire County MA in 1987. I discovered a beer there. Genny 12 Horse Ale. Tasty, with a touch more proff. Always sold in longneck bottles. They went down good in summer or under a snowgun. Those were the days when I was still young. I still didnt even meet Mr Hangover yet.
Mid 70's on... Genny Cream Ale, Rolling Rock, PBR, Schaffer. . . Old Vienna splits. . . Labatt, Molson red . . . good beer, good times, good memories.
I never understood 'light beer'. Back then if I wanted light, I'd get a Coors, Miller or Rolling Rock. Of course those 'water' beers also come in a 'light' version today. I wouldn't wash my car with them. Yuk!