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Subject: Rolling Rock
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: leighannp-ga
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Posted: 12 Jul 2006 11:15 PDT
Expires: 11 Aug 2006 11:15 PDT
Question ID: 745651
On the back of bottles of Rolling Rock, right below the description of
the beer, is the number "33" in quotation marks.

My friends and I are wondering what this means. We live in
Pennsylvania and drink a lot of beer, and we've only now noticed that
it's there.

No hurry for an answer, I'm just curious if it has any meaning.

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 12 Jul 2006 11:19 PDT
Does the information on the pages linked below provide a fully satisfactory answer?

Clarification of Question by leighannp-ga on 12 Jul 2006 21:01 PDT
Sure, I guess if I had looked it up myself, I could've found the
answer too. That's what I love about google answers - it caters to
lazy people.

Go ahead and post as an answer. And thanks. :o)
Subject: Re: Rolling Rock
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 13 Jul 2006 10:53 PDT
Over the years, the '33' has taken on a mythic quality, and numerous
theories have arisen, but the explanation that I find most plausible
is the one given by the company that brews Rolling Rock: '33' is a
reference to the number of words in the slogan printed on the label.

I've reposted the links I mentioned above, and have gathered a few more for you.

The Straight Dope Archives

Snopes Urban Legends Reference Pages


San Diego Reader

My Google search strategy:

Google Web Search: "rolling rock" 33 why

I hope this is helpful. Thanks for asking a question that was
entertaining and educational to research. I'd often wondered about
that '33' as I pondered the mysteries of the universe while swigging a
beer! Now there's one less mystery, but fortunately there's still
plenty of Rolling Rock.

Best regards,
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