Monday, October 3, 2011

Genny Screamers

You can check out my ongoing "Piss Beers of Upstate New York" series (I mean "piss beer" in the most endearing possible sense of the term) above. As I have already covered a few Genesee products, I didn't feel it necessary to do a whole review of good ol' Genny Cream. 

To tell you the truth, this was one of the most ubiquitous low price beers consumed in my late teens/early twenties. I remember sub 10 dollar 30 packs! As I had limited doubloons back then, Cream Ale and I were a match made in heaven.

What I would like to bring to your attention is a rare, unique term out of the lexicon of Upstate New York related to Genny Cream Ale (and Genesee products in general). We don't have too many of our very own colloquialisms around these parts (which is sort of a shame). The particular one that I refer to here is sort of, ahem ahem, the bathroom humor variety. But heck, it is our own (and related to beer) so here it is.

Ever heard of "Genny Screamers?" The Urban Dictionary defines these as -
"Hideous units of flatulence prevalent after drinking Genesee beer.
ex. A good policy if one is suffering from the "genny screamers" is to simply avoid the public altogether."

I have also heard of this particular phenomena referred to as "Genesee Lighting" but I could not find reference to this on the internet. Either term is acceptable.  


  1. This is by far my favorite Piss Beers post :) I drank way too many Genny Screamers in my college days

  2. I grew up in Southern Connecticut and the legend that is a Genny Screamer was alive and well there in the late 80s.

  3. Ditto! Ditto! Genny Screamers is a good term. I live in NJ now, and haven't had it till this week in about 30 years. Flatulence galore.

  4. genesee beer tore my a$$ hole, i drink genny light, and now my flatulence is great, i live it and love it, great going to a sabres game after drinking screamers, and clearing out section 101 cuz of the genny lightning, people can't stand it but i think it smells sexy.

  5. Cream Ale Screamers and Schaefer Circles. Ahhh those were the days...

  6. Cream Ale Screamers and Schaefer Circles... ahhh those were the days.


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