Get Your IC Light in Orange County

I’m sure many of you are wondering what the hell I’m talking about. On the other hand, I know there are a lot of Western Pennsylvania/tri-state area transplants that live in Orange County and know exactly what I’m referring to. I’m also sure there are many of you that don’t give a crap.

IC Light served in a one pint stubby bottle

IC Light served in a one pint stubby bottle at Players Sports Grill

Since it’s football season again that means it’s time for me to head back to my local Steelers sports bar*. There are a few in Orange County, but Player’s Sports Grill is the official OC home to the Black & Gold Brigade and the one I frequent. During football season they carry Iron City and IC Light beers in bottles only.

Iron City (yuk!) and IC Light (yum!) are readily available in every single bar in Pittsburgh, so no big deal. However, it is a big deal in Orange County, well, at least for some of us, OK … me. For the record it’s not the best light beer, but it’s better than Coor’s Light. I think so anyway.

IC Light isn’t even my favorite regional beer, that would be Straub, but I’ve yet to find it in Orange County. So, if anyone has come across it, comment away.

I’m sharing this since it is quintessentially Pittsburgh and I still miss my city, especially after reading this. I’m guessing there are some of you out there who’d like a taste of home that’s not limited to Heinz ketchup. Don’t we all want and get excited for things that are not readily available, especially if it makes you feel nostalgic?

So OC Metbloggers, share your hometown imports – and where we can find them – with the rest of us, maybe we’ll get turned on to your local/regional favorites. SoCal favorites are accepted as well. Nor does it have to be beer … where to find homemade pierogi would also be of interest to yours truly.

* Click on this list to see all of the Steelers fan-friendly bars, not only in Orange County, but all over the country.

2 Comments so far

  1. sipperphoto on August 26th, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

    Iron City is decent, but, do you know ANYWHERE in OC I can get ahold of some Yuengling? My wife grew up in State College, PA, went to Penn State, and practically lived on it back in the day. Can’t find it anywhere west of the Mississippi!

  2. pittrollie on August 26th, 2009 @ 6:17 pm


    I will definitely be on the lookout for it and will post if I happen upon it.

    Go Pitt! Sorry, couldn’t resist. ;)

    ~ Tracy

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