Born in New York City as one of the first lagers of its kind in 1842, Schaefer won the hearts of locals and earned its claim as 'the one beer to have when you're having more than one.' At the top of its game in the 19th century, Schaefer was a staple in stadiums (sponsoring both the New York Mets and the Brooklyn Dodgers), as well at the dining table. In fact, Schaefer's love for food ran so deep that it was put on display for the masses at the 1964 World Fair, drawing in droves of people looking for a smooth brew to pair with their burger. Despite local fame and favor, rising costs forced Schaefer to close its Brooklyn brewery in 1976. In doing so, and amidst shifting consumer tastes, New York's love affair with the brand began to fade. Schaefer is now back in the city that gave it soul. Brewed locally, the refreshing light-bodied lager is full flavored, but at just 3.8% ABV, Schaefer’s strength lies in its balance and ability to pair well with a wide range of foods and food focused occasions.