06 December 2008

Pink Champale

"Live a little on very little!" was the tagline when this malt liquor hit the streets in 1960. Heavily marketed toward African-Americans as a poor man's champagne, Champale is responsible for the widespead appeal of malt liquor today. However, unlike traditional beer, Champale is brewed with yeast strains more commonly found in winemaking and allegedly creates a beverage that can be described as "sparkling and elegant." Champale comes in four varieties: Golden, Pink, Dry and Red Berry.

Pink Champale pours like a champagne, quickly fizzing up like soda but leaving no discernable head in the glass. It has an inoffensive fruity aroma and goes down smooth without the burn of traditional street liquor. However, being almost identical in colour to the hideous nightmare that is Strawberry Cisco, I suspect it contains the same cancer-causing dyes as it's psychotic brethren. It should also be noted that the sweet flavour of this stuff is a fairly good indication that a night getting drunk it would lead to one mother of a hangover the next morning. Not being strong enough for the hardcore street crowd, I imagine you would likely find empty bottles of this stuff littering your local teenage drinking spot.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is PINK CHAMPALE still available? I used to drink it in the early 80's. It was my favorite alcoholic beverage. It was a unique product. I only stopped buying it because I couldn't find it. Judging by the Google search results there's still a lot of interest. Does anyone know why it's not around anymore?

Anonymous said...

I also drank it in the 80s have not found any until recently and am so happy , i love the taste!!!

SANDRA said...

WHERE CAN I GET SOME PINK CHAMPALE I LIVE IN FORT WORTH ,TEXAS. I USE TI DRINK IN THE 80'S AND MISS CHAMPALE

Anonymous said...

My Mama died from drinking Pink Champale

Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry to hear that pink champale lead to your mothers death. would you happen to know the contributing factors?

golon58 said...

i know one places were you can drink pink champale and still selling in the supermarket but my friend is far away from usa you find this in san juan puerto rico i was in vacation few month ago i surprised went i was there i see the pink champale in the beer area wao i buy a case , i just to drink does in the 80 love......

Anonymous said...

My mother drank pink champale often and she died of breast cancer.

Wilton said...

Super wines in pattterson n.j and Bayway World of liquor

mrsrobinson said...

Im searching for Pink Champale, I live in Houston, TX please let me know id anyone knows where I can buy some.

Anonymous said...

Hey I found Pink Champale at :
The Super Wine Warehouse in NJ.....4.99 for a 4 pack.
They haven't bought it yet but I'm going too if they will ship it i will buy it.

Anonymous said...

I need to find out if they still make them on that need to know where I can purchase

Anonymous said...

I remember drinking it as well in the eighties i have now moved to atlanta im looking to buy some as well so if any one knows where or how to get some please let other lovers of the drink know