Asked by: leighannp-ga
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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.
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 http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_044 Snopes Urban Legends Reference Pages http://www.snopes.com/business/hidden/rolling.asp Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_Rock FAQs.org http://www.faqs.org/faqs/beer-faq/part2/section-22.html San Diego Reader http://www.sdreader.com/php/ma_show.php?id=3 My Google search strategy: Google Web Search: "rolling rock" 33 why ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22rolling+rock%22+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, pinkfreud
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