PORTLAND, Ore. ( TheStreet) -- Before beer lovers go slurring a canned, light, low-alcohol beer as "lawnmower beer," push a mower around for an hour or so on an 85-degree day and then tell us what beer you want sip on to help the job along.We've really never understood the phrase "lawnmower beer" since, quite frankly, a beer is probably the worst thing you can have under the conditions described above. We do understand its origins, though. In early American suburbia, it wasn't uncommon for the newly minted homeowner to take to their tiny plot of earth on a weekend morning with one hand on the mower and the other wrapped around a can of Pabst, Ballantine, Stroh's, Schaefer, Narragansett, Rainier, Olympia or whatever was on hand. They're not thought of as great beers today, but in their original formulations they were light and refreshing without being reduced to yellow rice-fed fizz.
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