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It was purple and came in quarts. It was real cheap and tasted like grape juice.
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joe - May 13, 2007 - Report this comment
does anyone who was in high school in the early eighties and drank malt duck ever noticed the striking similarity between it and the really popular Red-Bull energy drink? both in color and taste!
steve - May 13, 2007 - Report this comment
yeah, i noticed the similarity, personally i think it's the same stuff, minus the liquor.....
Terry - July 20, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember Malt Duck! We bought by the grocery sack full. The brewery that made it shut down in 1979 I belive . maybe some old stock lasted a couple of years, apparantly. One of the really pathetic and irritating descriptions of it out there says it was just cold duck mixed with malt liquor. right, can you imagine how nasty that would have tasted? It was an actual grape flavored malt liquor. And alot people think for some reason this is the same as straight liquor , like say vodka, etc. It's not, it's just a name for a brew made basically with mostly malt and normally a littel stronger than the average beer. Purple teeth forever!
gil - August 27, 2007 - Report this comment
as i recall, malt duck was sold in two flavors; grape and apple. malt duck was the choice of the disco crowd in and around washington, d.c. in the mid 70's. i was a little younger and had to sneak my samplings of boone's farm, annie greenspring, ripple, and my favorite, hop'n gator1
Mindy - August 31, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved Malt Duck, I preferred the Grape but Apple was good too! We bought it by the case and came in Pony bottles. Sad it doen't exsist anymore. :(
Lynn - September 14, 2007 - Report this comment
God do I remember malt duck....back in the days (70's) you'd grab your 8 pack, cruise and get wasted.. I miss malt duck, wish someone would bring it back
Lynn - September 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Gill....your Marylanders loved the did seem to be more popular in this area......does anyone remember Keelers Shandy? the beer that tasted like sprite
Mike - October 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Agreed...we drank Malt Duck in Kansas like it was going out of style. We even had a 'dance' called the 'Malt Duck Stomp'. Seems like we could buy it after '79, as I thought we drank it all through high school (graduated in '82). I also wish someone would make it now!
Terry - November 07, 2007 - Report this comment
In high school in Northern VA in the late seventies, Malt Duck was our drink of choice. It was fairly cheap, very potent, and the taste was reminiscent of grape Bubble Yum. As I remember it came in four packs and quarts, either of which was sufficient to put even a sizable guy on his butt. It made life exactly like the Smashing Pumpkins' video for "1979".
Paul - November 28, 2007 - Report this comment
In Louisiana back in high school in the 80s ,we would buy that stuff by the case every weekend. It came in the little 7oz glass pony bottles.I love that stuff. can you still buy it anywhere.
jennifer - December 16, 2007 - Report this comment
For all you Apple Malt Duck lovers out there...I found a beer that tastes just like it!!! At Heartland Brewery they have a beer called Raspberry Cider (I think that is the correct name. Don't let the name fool you, it tastes just like the Apple Malt Duck! It's cider beer topped with Chambord.
Rol - December 17, 2007 - Report this comment
"The Duck" was made well into the mid 1980's by someone. It was grape and in the pony bottles, and we drank a truckloads of the stuff from about 1984-1988. It couldn't have been just left over stock at that point. We were able to buy it from a little country store, and he had to order more each week for us. I am sure it would be rough to drink it now, but then it was the king, especially for the girls who didn't like the taste of beer
mike - December 27, 2007 - Report this comment
The apple was better, I wondered what happened to that stuff, we used to drink it by the case on saturday afternoons on the way to foot ball games in 78
Ty - January 11, 2008 - Report this comment
If we didn't miss it, we wouldn't be talking about it today. It was better than any malt liquor that's out today. We didn't go out hurting each other from drinking it.Maybe it was just the times. It was all about good times and the party. There was 3 flavors in our area. Regular, apple and grape. We drank a lot of Champale too.
deejayrickyd - March 08, 2008 - Report this comment
At Lincoln University in the late '70s Malt Duck was the most popular beverage on campus. There would always be an enterprising student on campus who would sell it from his room. The Apple flavor would always go first, but grape was good too. I remember drinking it in 1980, but by 1981 you couldn't find it anymore in Philly. You had to buy Pink Champale after that.
elk - March 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Used to buy it by the quarts. Grape was the favorite of our crowd. Bought it at a High's as late as 1985. I'd love to have a quart today and see if it nearly as good as I thought it was back then! Heck, I'd love to have a "Malt Duck" t-shirt to wear as well.
plunger - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Yeh, I graduated in '82 in Maryland and the girls use to drink it by the 4 pack. They like the grape best. They also used it as the excuse of why they woke up with their pants off in the morning. I loved them drinking the stuff!!!
sassy - April 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Well down here in Texas we drank it by the gallons. Many, MANY good times and good friends were made with Red Malt Duck in hand. We really didn't care what it was made of. Wasn't it made by Schlitz? I worked in a bar in the early 80's and we couldn't keep enuff in stock. I'm thinking it came off the Schlitz truck. OMG....the memories......sigh.....
gail - April 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember my fellow accounting classmates in class after an early drinking period of malt ducks. It definitly made accounting more exciting. Here's to the early 80's.
Don - May 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Yep, bought it all the way up thru 88!! used to buy it by the truckload and get hammered!!! I have been scouring the web and cant even find a picture of the stuff. I wish I could get that old apple malt duck HIGH again!!!!!
Don - May 11, 2008 - Report this comment
had a pic of the grape lable, but i can't put it in here. But I did find out it was made by National Brewing company until 91
mikeg - May 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember grabing a couple cases of grape and going to the rocky horror picture show. good times, good times
Sn@tcher - May 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Yeah those were the good old in the late 70's Early 80's in South Tx...Us guys and gals would grab 2 or 3 sixpacks and a box of duncan donuts and it was a night at "DonutPark" as we call
Jeanne - June 05, 2008 - Report this comment
In Minnesota in the late 70's, that was the best for us under age drinkers, also sloe gin and "mad dog 20" (Mogan David)
Julie - June 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm from Louisiana, and Red Grape Malt Duck was my drink of choice in the 80's. Those were the days - grabbing an 8 pack (or two, or three) and heading to the lake... Malt Duck was so good, and the pony size kept the drink from getting hot before you could finish it. Great times. Why can't someone manufacture it again???
Charlie - June 16, 2008 - Report this comment
In Weatherford, Ok Red Grape Malt Duck was the choice of many a freshman girl. Yep, them pony bottles were just right to give your date that did not like the taste of beer
Darrin - July 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I too was a Malt Duck drinker, I've been searching for it for years...why do they always have to take the good things in life away from us!!!! They took away Choc-O-Mint Schnapps too, it's sad times in America.
Henry - July 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember Matl Duck! If you were new to it, it would have you throwin' up - but it was good...
Bob - July 30, 2008 - Report this comment
MALT DUCK, THE DRINK OF THE EARLY 80'S!!!!! Up here in Minnesota, remember many of times back in school, '81 to '82, my friend and i and our girlfriends would get a few of the 8pk ponys and hit the gravel roads partying with the duck :) :) :) GOOD TIMES, Wish they would bring it back into cirulation. Malt Duck Forever!!!!!
tamara - August 02, 2008 - Report this comment
in tulsa during the eighties it was our choice beer..grape malt duck and midnight showings of rocky horror picture show. would love to have some again
Diamond Darryl - August 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Let me tell how we played it in Chi-town! I remember three flavors-Red Grape, White Grape & Apple. Good Grief what garbage it was! Maybe that's the reason I spent five years in High School! Lane Tech rock!
Marty - September 09, 2008 - Report this comment
The good ole days of grape and apple malt ducks. Every one of us had mullets (guys) (well some of the girls also who hadn't figured out what they were yet lol) driving to the pit or hiding out from the cops under a bridge and drinking away. Taking dead, dried catfish and hiding it under the car seat of someone you didn't like on a hot summer day. Being thankful that wasn't the car you took to the drive in to watch movies and being stored in the trunk. Oh and the best was going to Vagt's barn and listening to rock bands with those little ducks. You could hide them away so well from the sheriff's deputy (not Barney Fife).
bull - September 22, 2008 - Report this comment
1976 prom nite apple n grape need i say more had a great they still make it anywhere i sure would buy it.
randy - October 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm from Northern Indiana. Graduated H.S. in 84. We use to buy this by the 7 oz. all the time. The local liquor store would get this for us or who ever bought it for us in 24 count cases.. Grape mostly but apple was ok also. I have tried a few mixtures but not the same. Wish someone would start making it again as well... Have not seen it around here since 86 if I remember correctly... Good stuff though. 80's ruled for sure......
Michael - October 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember drinking grape Malt Duck around late summer of 1979. I was only sixteen and an older friend had bought it back when the legal drinking age was only 18. I got pretty toasted on it, but I was definitely a light weight when it came to alcohol at age 16. I liked it alot better than regular beer. I distinctly remember looking up at the ceiling from the floor after a few bottles. Too bad you can't buy it anymore.
Michael - October 04, 2008 - Report this comment
..oh yea. I also remember hearing the song "Gold" by Jon Stewart and Stevie Nicks playing over the stereo the night I first got toasted on grape Malt Duck back in 1979. It was a new song at the time.
Howard & Johnson - October 27, 2008 - Report this comment
We had our dorm size fridge stock w/this stuff...back in '82. As we listen to Get Down On It by Kool and The Gang & Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor...before our Temple football games.
Missy - October 28, 2008 - Report this comment
New years eve 1984........ouch! Me and my friends loved Red Grape Malt Duck. I've been wondering for years what ever happened to it. We drank it here in KC every weekend just out cruisin' or playing miniature golf and video games at the arcade. Ahhhhhhh, the good old days.
Wendy - November 06, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG My friend Tia and I used to buy a case of the Red Grape Malt Duck in Arkansas and take a road trip. We took a wrong turn once in '84 and ended up in Lousiana! We were planning on ending up in Memphis! Oops. Good times.
Kim - November 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember drinking Malt Duck in the late'70's, early '80's. Liked the red grape, don't remember drinking the apple version. I always tried to have a quart ot two stashed in the 'fridge. It was like drinking grape juice, with a kick to it. I remember the good times when my buddies and I would buy a load of it and hit the back roads on a road trip. It's sad that Malt Duck isn't around anymore.
Kymberly - November 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I was talking to my best friend from high school ,class of '81,today And Malt Duck came up in our conversation. We googled it and look where we are!We started drinking it because it was cheap, of course back then you could clean out the sofa grab some Malt Duck and fill your tank! We lived in the Dallas area and would go to the discount liquor store by White Rock lake and cruise around the lake. Everytime 'Freak out' played on the radio we'd jump out of my Pinto and boogie! GREAT DRINK, GREAT TIMES!
Mark - November 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Matl Duck was made by the G. Heileman (sp?)Co. of Lacrosse, WI. The brewery shut down in 1996.
loisherz - November 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved malt duck.The grape was the best.I am from wa. state and when I heard they were going to quit selling it I bought the 5 cases they had left.I wish they would make it again.
Duck-Lover - December 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Man, spent many a night toasted off that little bottle. It came up in a conversation today, hit google and here I am............
Randy Gunn - December 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I can't BELIEVE I found this thread!!! Growing up in central PA (grad. '80), we had 2 cheap drinks of choice... Old Milwaukee "Pounders" (16 oz. cans) 6-pack for $1.95, and MALT DUCK!!! LOVED that stuff. Used to hide cases of the pony's in my parents basement. Then one day my Mom came out of the house drinking an apple... she loved it. My choice was the grape... would also buy quarts and cruise around listening to Black Sabbath... those were the days!!!
ACE - December 19, 2008 - Report this comment
WOW! A lot of Malt Duck lovers out there! In MN, I enjoyed the grape at many a bon fire parties in the late 80s. Drank it in the small ponies, which was perfect, because they were cold to the last drop! Delicious drink, wasn't too sweet, or too bitter, just right! I wish I could have a taste of that delectable beverage. Perhaps the sweet life, times, and culture of the 80s made it what it was? Drinking from glass and not aluminum sure made a difference too. If anyone out there has a recipe, please share. Or if anyone works in the alcohol/beverage business, use your influence to get this going again. I think it would be a big success in the upper Midwest! Until then, I guess we'll have to dream about the good old times and the great tasting Malt Duck!
Smitty - December 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Malt Duck's what we bought the girls in the late 70's to mid 80's to party on,that or TJ Swann Easy Nights,and I do mean easy .In kansas you could drink 3.2 beer when you turned 18 until around 85 or so,we drank PBR by the gallons,$5.00 all you could drink in the beer clubs ,anyway malt duck must have been offered at 3.2 or lower for us to buy it.
GRIFF - December 21, 2008 - Report this comment
easy grape duck recipe-half cup grape juice, half cup sprite ,1 cap full everclear. mm mm good ..
JT - December 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Amazing what kind of memories that malt duck can conjure up! I grew up in upstate of S.C., grad.'82, I remember drinking malt duck for the first time when we had a bonfire party, I was 15! It really was pretty tasty stuff and cheap too!
Patrick - December 30, 2008 - Report this comment
yes i grew up in the 80s and malt duck was the bomb here in kansas. I WISH THEY STILL HAD IT
Smitty - January 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I'D LIKE TO ORDER A "DELICIOUS RED GRAPE MALT DUCK FOR MY LADY" . . . that used to be a commercial on the radio when I was first enjoying it . . and that was in the mid 70's. I still have one of the pony bottles where some of my ashes will be some day. AHH . . the good old days of Malt Duck.
dawnaj - January 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Smitty, please take a picture of your Malt Duck bottle. I searched all over the Internet and can't find a single pic! You have a collector's item for sure. I am not sure if I miss Malt Duck itself but I sure miss the fun times me an my friends had cruisin' around and drinking it in Kansas.
ritasue22 - February 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Malt Duck WOW!!! Brings back memories. Piling into my sisters boyfriends 1980 Black Trans-Am on a cold winter day with a case of Schlitz and a case of Malt Duck in the back floorboard heading to the beach, man what a day!!!!! Till 007(aka)MOM bust us in the driveway as we are driving off saw the Booze and then still let us go!!!!!
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Robert - February 18, 2009 - Report this comment
aaaaahhhh Malt Duck I remember it well and I sure wish it was still around. My older brother introduced me to it when he lived in northern Indiana and I used to go up there for visits. I was still in high school at the time living in the middle of nowhere in a dry county in Arkansas (20 mile drive one-way to buy booze of any kind) but they had the grape and apple Malt Duck in the pony bottles. They made it in quarts also. It certainly wasn't a limited distribution product if I could get it where I lived then. I graduated HS in '87 and don't think I've seen it since.
ron - March 04, 2009 - Report this comment
That stuff was great.With companys tring to market ways for us to spend money do any of them read sites like this one.Bring back the Duck clothes/and other items.I dont know what I would spend for a case of that stuff but I know I would buy it.
MJ - March 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Loved those little bottles!! We would get a case or two and chill on one of the piers at the reservor. What memories! ...and those little bottles were the best to chunk at signs. Oops the harmless things we did in the 70's
Rick S - March 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I was in high school in the early '80's and we would cruise liquor stores on Friday and Saturday nights, looking for "cool" people to score us our malt duck. We would get wasted on that stuff and puke it up on the street. I think I drank so much of it that I probably now have an aversion to it. It was fun, but I don't have a desire to drink it again. Fun times!
Dale - March 12, 2009 - Report this comment
OK. I too have some great memories of 80's high school nights with Malt Duck, Ruffles Chips & French Onion Dip. What more did anyone need to party! Smooth tasting, like juice. But then you couldn't walk! Loved it. Miss it. Want it.
Carla T - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember me and Barry, So. Cal. in the early 80's drinking Grape Malt Duck, feeling real good and doing our thing! The one taste I'll never get out of my mind. God, how I wish I could have it just once more!
Lisa - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Class of 87!! Love that stuff, My friends and I was slip away to "DENMONDS" every chance we could get and get us all they had. Take to lake and party like there was no tomorrow!! Wish they would make if again, it's almost as good as "Strawberry Wine!!" please contact me if anyone ever finds 254-625-1825 **Lisa**
Tom - April 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Red Grape was it! I remember it from 81-83. One night in high school I was driving my brother's '69 Grand Prix on Purdue's campus with this girl I was after and her best friend and I got pulled over by a cop. Two drunk girls giggling in the front seat and half a case on the floor in the back. I told the cop a good story, he took the rest of the Duck, and off we drove. Those were the days...
Phyllis - April 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I just found out through this site that they stopped making Malt Duck. I was asking some of my co-workers if they knew of a place that sold Malt Duck and they say they've never heard of it. That's because they grew up in the 90's & not the 80's. The next best thing to Malt Duck was Pink & Golden Champale. Now they still make Golden Champale but not Pink. If anyone ever locates the stuff put the info on the site.
Eric - April 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Based on these posts, Malt Duck was surely the drink of choice in the 80s! I'm guilty as well! I graduated HS in '83 and most of that year and '82 was spent imbibing on Friday and Saturday nights in South Carolina--cruising the McDonalds and the Taco Uno(remember those?); I'm embarrassed to admit that my friends and I used to take the caps off each Duck we drank and place them on the teeny-tiny dashboard of our 60-something VW Bugs(which were the cars of choice in our clique then). Remarkably I think I counted 16 BOTTLE CAPS on that dash one night. I was like Kool-Aid! Shame on me...and my kids are NEVER going to hear that story from me! I'd LOVE to get a MALT DUCK Tee, so if anyone has any ideas how or where, let me know! Thanks for the memories!
Big Mike - May 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow! My best friend and I drank Malt Duck in Philly from late 70's to bout 81. Apple was the best. We would get a couple of Qt's on Sat mornings and watch Black Belt theather. The best thing about malt duck were the radio ads for it. The ads went: "How to order a Malt Duck", First practice saying it in the mirror, and then march off to your local party store and order your cold Malt Duck. I cleverly used ad to get an A on an English project. The Prof. almost took it back when he read my report aloud and a couple haters from NJ,NY and Pa, reconized it and threw me under the train. Ahh!!! Those were the days.
malcolm - May 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm from Myrtle Beach SC, I grew up in the 70's and we tore some Malt Duck up!!!!!!! That stuff was soooo good! wish they woul bring it back
kimmiesue - May 22, 2009 - Report this comment
We would but it by the flats and go to the creek, didn't really matter which one, we had several cool spots to just go hang out, tan, swim, listen to the radio and drink our Malt Duck. Those were the days.
Jimmy (VA) - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember cruising around every weekend in the 80's drinking Malt Duck. I saved one label from back then and still have it. They came off real easy and after several Malt Ducks, they were plastered all over the place.
Stacy - June 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Malt Duck was a favorite here in California too. It was a party staple until 1987. Then it vanished. It complemented make out parties at Party Rock and KNAC 105.5 radio!
JAKE - June 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember Malt Duck and wish someone would bring back another fruit flavored beer like that. Some described it as a cross between a wine and a beer. Does anyone know where some recipes are?
Kathie - June 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow. Does Malt Duck bring back some great memories. I'm Not crazy about beer , not crazy about wine or hard liquor but some Malt Duck would be the greatest...
George - June 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Started drinking with malt duck, used to love that small bottle.. think they had it in quarts.. Malt duck and golden campale.. the good ole dayzs
Mike - July 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Being 21 in 1979, Malt Duck and Las Vegas. Use your imagination.
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Sean - July 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I wasn't nearly old enough to drink, but i remember my uncle bringing home some of the apple when I was about 12. I have been looking for it for the last 12 years, and I'm really sad that they don't make it any more. maybe I can find some on an auction site! LOL!
Mike - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Summer of '79. Trolling for fun in Alexandria Virginia in my buddy's black/orange Mustang Cobra. Music blaring from the AM radio. Two 55 air conditioning. Stopping at Highs and trying to get someone to buy us some grape malt duck. I remember 4 packs and 8 packs. Tasted like grape kool-aid, but with a monster kick. Great memories.
Gina - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
MALT DUCK -- 1981 -- Winter of my Sophomore year. My best friend Rhonda and I always had us a stash of good ole grape malt duck tucked safely in the end of a ditch drain down "river road". It was the BEST way to cap off the Friday night varsity basketball games. It would never freeze solid but got pretty slushy. Hee Hee
susan - August 27, 2009 - Report this comment
One certain friend and I loved this stuff in the apple! She ended up working in the defense department until the new administration. the guys would drink "mad dog" and the girls had the malt duck. We knew we'd get WAY stupid with a B*&^% of a headache if we went hard core with the mad dog!!
Paul - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Growing up and going to college in northern Indiana (78-81) Malt Duck was always the drink of choice and I was kind of secretly hoping that in some obscure part of the world the stuff was still being made and available. I preferred the grape over the apple but they were both good (what wasn't when you were underage and sneaking the stuff into your dorm room?)
Dale - September 09, 2009 - Report this comment
Malt duck. Oh the memories. Pick up 12 ponies, a bag of Ruffles, some french onion dip and get blasted = instant party. Great Friday and Saturday night memories from the late 70's-early 80's.
The Snoz - September 15, 2009 - Report this comment
An eight pack of Malt Duck was always the drink of choice for your date while we drank RWB or Old Milwaukee Lite in high school. Graduated in 85 and it was around in the Omaha area at that time.
Robin - September 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember malt ducks I have ask alot of people they don't remember them but I sure do.I have recently found this drink called Joose they really remind me of malt ducks if anybody out there reading this the purple joose ia alot like malt duck.
Phil - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
In Brooklyn we used to drink Apple Malt Duck. I remember the first time I tried weed We chased it with Apple Malt Duck. As 8th graders we felt big time
Concrete Bob - October 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Red Grape Malt Duck was a fine, tasty alcoholic beverage I drank in the mid 1980s. It tasted like grape candy, and provided a nice little buzz. I remember buying the quart bottles at a liquor store near my house back in the day. The next day, my whiz would smell like Red Grape Malt Duck.
Leggz - October 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes...great memories. Newly divorced in early 80s. Great times with Apple Malt Duck. I'd love to have one right now.
kipper - November 04, 2009 - Report this comment
can you find malt duck anywhere?
chaz star - November 25, 2009 - Report this comment
lets get it started again lets bring it back chaz
Sac-Man - December 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Graduated - 1984 Southeastern PA, We drank a ton of the Red Grape Malt Duck. Reading through the posts I didn't see anyone commenting on puking the stuff. As much as I loved it; I also remember it was nasty if you ended up puking! LMAO!!!
Hoppy - December 05, 2009 - Report this comment
In Eastern OH-IO we drank Hop'n Gator from Pittsburgh brewing. Does anyone remember Right Time ML (Red and Gold) from Hamm's Brewing? Malt Duck did not have a presence in OH-IO.
Becky Thompson - December 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVE finding this thread. Who knew this was such a popular drink throughout the country. I graduated in 1983 in Miami OK, and we too would buy a case of grape Malt Duck on the weekend, load up the the ice chest, and drag main every Friday and Saturday night. What great times, listening to REO, Cheap Trick, Journey, etc. How nice it would be to have one just for old times sake.
Inshane - December 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Last time I saw my mom drinking a Malt Duck she was on the head by a softball. Crazy thing happened. My dad hit a home run and it was his ball that hit her.
Inshane - December 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Actually, Woody's Appletini, a Canadian drink, tastes just like the Apple Malt Duck. Schlitz brewing company put out Malt Duck in Texas back in the 80's. My dad worked for Schlitz. Had plenty of free samples.
WAF - December 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Glad I found this site! A good friend of mine and I were recently reminiscing about our old Malt Duck days ('79-'82) in high school and wondered if it was still around. I'm sad to learn that they quit making it in 1991! :( I was going to buy a couple 6 packs so we could properly reminisce our "duck days".....or rather "nights." Yes, we were on the duck in high school and loved it so much we named a secret spot, "duck ridge" cuz that's where we'd go to drink our malt duck. We're in the central Texas area and we had the Red Malt Duck in the pony bottles - 6 packs. RIP Malt Duck! And.....thanks for the memories! :)
sandra spratley - December 15, 2009 - Report this comment
i had malt duck in the 80's i'd rather have bali high or right time
StephenFeinstein - December 16, 2009 - Report this comment
1971 Drank many a quart. Smelled like beer and tasted like wine.Wish I could get more.
Cynchick - December 23, 2009 - Report this comment
God I loved that stuff! Ice cold sitting on a tailgate cruizing....
nr - January 08, 2010 - Report this comment
back in the day after work my man would buy me both kinds the APPLE AND THE GRAPE MALT DUCK. I wish they would bring it back. Taste good with pizza, ribs and steak. we need the drink back. and it taste good
Tom - January 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Malt duck. You all forget the percent of alcohol in a bottle of it. If you drank a quart you would be on the floor. It was cheap and I miss it.
brad - January 14, 2010 - Report this comment
i have a bottle of red grape malt duck for sale e- amil me at brad
Bob - January 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I introduced a church youth group to Malt Duck in spring '86---I don't know how that dude ever explained those mailbox dents on that new Cadillac to his dad.
Lisa - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
My friend used to mix it with Dr. Pepper. We teased her forever about it, but she insisted it was good that way.
John - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
University of Kentucky, Fall of 1980...a case of Malt Duck Grape..I would love to remember more but probably better off I forgot.
Tom - February 26, 2010 - Report this comment
Drank a lot of this in 72 down in Biloxi MS.....probably because I was in Biloxi. It was grapey and was a change from beer. Getting sick on it was rather rough.....purple puke.
John - March 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Bought the grape Malt Duck in quart bottles in the mid '70s while in the Army. The grape would help us get a good buzz and cool our throats with the schwag weed we'd be smoking.
aj - March 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Are we 100% sure it's not still out there, just under a different name????
-Deanna - March 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh, all this brings back such good times. Grape and Apple Malt Duck...OMG I loved it. It was the mid 80's and we were 16 and in the beginning stages of the experimental years.
mike - March 23, 2010 - Report this comment
One of the first good drinking experiences in my memory, drinking malt Duck with my buddy, his female cousin and her friends up in Princeton,MN. It was the grape stuff in pony bottles and we LOVED it!! For the longest time when I became of age I looked for it, never again seeing it...I tried to concoct a homebrew version, with limited success, and will try to make it again...!! I did find some MaltDuck sew-on patches on the web, so I'm going to put one on a winter hat...! Some contract brewer should bring it back, I mean, look at all these fans...
Frank - March 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Man, this is bringing back great memories! I drank both the grape and apple Malt Duck while in high school in NY. (1978-1981). Many a night was spent with some Duck, some Olde English and some weed. Now 30 years later it is a wonder that my brain was not permanently fried! Here is to hoping that someone brings this stuff back!
Whiskey-B... - March 28, 2010 - Report this comment
We have some great Malt Duck memories from the mid to late '80s in southeastern Kentucky. Some friends and I would love to have some to share with our wives who never had the Malt Duck experience!
Toddy B - April 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved the golden apple. I once drank two eight packs of the stuff on new years eve and was barely concious afterward. BRING BACK THE DUCK!!!!!
PETE - April 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Jeannie - May 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Oklahoma in '85, I drank 16 of the pony bottles and thought it would be a great idea to ride the roller coaster at the local amusement park... over, and over, and over... Good times. Maybe not so much for the guy who had to clean out the trash barrel at the end of the ride.
Mattie White(Virgini) - May 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Every Friday after work me and my buds Debra Jones and Linda Tatum would head to coffee city form those potent little bottles. Thus our weekend got under way,Woopee
Rod - May 27, 2010 - Report this comment
My buddies and I use to drink Malt Duck back in the late 70's & early 80's to get the nite started. Our favorite was the Pony bottles, came in 8 paks and our favorite projectile at hi-way signs. Once had a friend of mine hit a sign with a quart bottle out the window of my T/A at over 100 mph and we heard it hit the sign and watched it topple over the top "unbroken"! Good times by all sharing that Grape Beverage!
russ - May 29, 2010 - Report this comment
alot of good fishing memories made with the duck.I loved the grape.If we didn't catch any fish,we sure caught a buzz.
Rene Hagaman - June 05, 2010 - Report this comment
i have been searching everywher to find malt Duck. it is called Red Grape right ? i have a bottle in front of me and i have had it since the 80's . i wish I can find these little bottles again. I loved that stuff. I can take a picture of it if anybody is interested. Im in California.
Brad - June 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I graduated from high school in 1973 in Pittsfield Maine. We had to get the local town drunk to buy us our booze. One of our favorites was Malt Duck. It came in quart bottles, tasted terrible, grape was the only flavor at the time, but it was cheap and got you hammered. I went on to be an alcoholic and eventually got sober 15 years ago. Those were the good old days though.
Brian - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I graduated from high school in 1983 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. It was inexpensive, came in ponies, which didn't get warm before you had time to finish the bottle and the girls loved it. Qualities that every underaged high school guy is looking for in a good alcoholic beverage. I preferend the apple over the grape and if I could get my hands on it now I would. I loved it and would hope that someday they bring it back, if only for a limited time. Malt Duck was the bomb.
Don Ho - July 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I wish you could still find this.It has many fond memories.I grad in '81.Where and who made it?Let's get it back!!!!
Dawn - August 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow! Look at everyone wanting it back.I LOVED THAT STUFF! Graduated in 83, grape malt duck and schlitz big mouths, I liked it cuz it wasn't too sweet like the wine coolers of today. It was like grape flavored beer. Some company needs to bring it back!
Kevin - August 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I absolutely remember Keeler's Shandy--used to drink it in college in Maryland in the 80s.
Barbara - August 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Malt Duck Apple flavor was the first alchohol I ever consumed. It was awesome!! I graduated from HS in 1977 and that was the last I heard of it. Unfortunately I have a couple of bad memories of drinking it - like hangovers and vomiting from drinking too much of it!!! LOL
Kool Rae - August 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Mannn I miss malt duck, used to drink it with my buddys in Jersey between '78-80'. Then I geaduated, went to college in virginia, and by the time I came back to jersey it was gone! That was a sad day! Nothing beat a cold quart a malt duck Red-Grape after runnin a few games of full court basketball and showin off in front of the girls on a Hot summer day. Those were the good days! Rip malt duck, but somebody needs to raise from the dead! lol
Glennda - August 17, 2010 - Report this comment
It was the BEST OF THE BEST!! Something I could drink, puke,and drink somemore LOL!! I liked both apple and grape..I grad in 82 in Kansas...Everyone I hung with drank it.. That and TJ Swanns (Easy Nights)..The clecks at the liquor stores look at me like I am nutz, asking if they have anything like it.. BOY DID THEY MISS OUT!!!!
e b - August 17, 2010 - Report this comment
do any one know were can i get some malt duck at email me @
jim80 - August 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I graduated in 1980 and was devastated when they stopped making it. I got it until the mid 80s. I have no proof, but my guess is they were bought out by seagrams or someone. DId you happen to notice that right after Malt Duck had stopped, you started seeing "Cooler" commercials on TV...coolers were similar to Malt Duck but at twice the price!!!
littlejune - August 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I haven't had a drink in over 8 years. Not because I was an alcoholic but because one reason was i never held my liquor very well so i decided to call it quits. I had a passing acquaintance with Malt Duck back in 1980 in Detroit. My then girlfriend's brother gave me a glassful and i remember sayng "man this is good!" I drank it for about a month as my girl i were on the verge of breaking up. After we split i started hanging out with the fellas again; so it was back to Mad Dog and Old English. Man i'm gettin' nauseous just thinking about those two. But the Malt Duck was bangin' back then!
Adria S - August 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I was born in 1975 and I do remember my mom and her friends drinking Malt Duck and I even got a sip or two now and then, mmm I still remember the taste and I was pretty little ! I was very disappointed when I got to legal drinking age and realized that Malt Duck no longer existed!
Curt - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
My buddy Todd and I would buy a case of it in HS. Actually we had someone buy it for us. We would drink all of them and be wasted. This was in 87. When I turned old enough to buy it, they had stopped making it. Here in good old Indiana, it ruled for a while. Someone needs to get a page together to bring back Malt Duck!! Bring back the Duck!!
Shelly - September 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Awwww.... Fond memories of the good old days in college at NEO A&M, Miami, OK when we would refer to drinking the malt duck as "going duck hunting".
Liz - October 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Malt Duck was made by Coors. I was just doing a search to see if they still made it. That is how I came to this page. We drank it in the late 70's early 80's in the San Francisco Bay area
deb k. - October 18, 2010 - Report this comment
i love red grape malt duck! that was the best in the 80's i want some now. where can i get some??? luv it!
Andy - October 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Anyone have a can of the Apple hanging around? An empty is fine, I collect cans from Maryland where the stuff was made and would like one for my collection.
Tracy - November 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Every date ended with purple. Horrible and yet awesome beverage during high school 82 ish. Rip MD.
JO -PA - November 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Bring Malt Duck back - it was awesome!!!
Kirk D - November 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Sorry, Hoppy Malt Duck had a presence here in Ohio. Graduated in 84- Northeast Ohio. Damn this brings back memories- memories of a simpler time where your only bills were putting a few bucks in your gas tank and having some left over to get some duck and go 1/2 on a nick or dime bag
Ron H. - November 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Sounds like everyone is here for the same reason. I first met Mr. Duck in Omaha, NE when I was in the Air Force back in 1978-81. It was our drink of choice along with Riunite Lambrusco...I would love about a dozen cases or so right now. Seems like the right person would read this and bring it back...would be a lot better than that Four Loko or Sparks that is out now.
Terry - November 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been thinking about Red Grape Malt Duck for the last couple of years. I had it around 1980 away at Middle Georgia College and loved it! I remember searching for it years later. And yes, reading all these comments does bring back memories and many of them....oh soooo tasty!! Maybe someone will bring it back. Come on please do.....
Ken - December 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Talked to a relative last week and told me she was in the basement and found a bottle of malt duck she had bought for me years told me to come get it...
kim - December 08, 2010 - Report this comment
i was so excited making wine that i thought of malt duck that was the best dink we could drink wish it were here i am gonna try to make some and hopefully it will be the best and i can bring back the duck how cool would that be wait all you lovers of duck see what i can do
Carolyn - December 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember hearing they were discontinuing it in late '87, so my then bf drove me to every liquor store in the vicinity (San Angelo, TX) and I bought up EVERY case they had! I had a nice stash of the stuff and was incredibly selfish about letting anybody have one! They had to be "Duck Worthy"! I sure loved those little bottles of red bliss!
Robin - January 05, 2011 - Report this comment
The "DUCK" was the best $1.99 I have ever spent on a quart.Talk about one hell of a drink.someone needs to start makin it again.
Ricky Conners - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
This drink was a major a mile stone in my life,and I will never find the great taste of malt duck. fabulous drink, after three quarts of malt duck, child supports been chaseing me down since.
lil momma - January 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Sho wish i could have a malt duck right now, along with a pink or golden Champale. it was the bomb back in the day. Where i live they no longer sale it here. Mpls, Mn. i sho hate it. i have to go to Milwaukee just to get it. Wat a bummer:(
Mark J - March 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I too loved the "DUCK". I think it was made by Heilimans in LaCrosse Wis and then to Miller Brewing in Milwaukee...Can you really get it in Milwaukee?? We used to buy it by the 24 bottle 8 0z case...It didnt get any better than that!!
Jay Smooth - March 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Me and my boys would drive all the way to Dayton,Ohio just to stock up on cases of Apple and Grape Duck. I was never a big beer drinker but i would kill my share of the duck. lets all invest in a company and bring it back.....
Tim - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up on this stuff back in high school in the eights. We drank it in the ponies and in the quarts which we bought by the case [ 9 bottles]. a friend of mine still has 1 ponie in his fridge and will not let anyone near it. Malt Duck was wildly popular around New Prague Minnesota where I went to high school
Chuck Anziulewicz (West Virginia, USA) - April 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I'd never heard of Malt Duck until I moved from Rockville, MD, to Bluefield, WV, in 1974 when I had just started 10th grade. It came in two flavors: Apple and grape. I preferred the apple. In fact I was a big fan of apple Malt Duck. My high school friends and I used to polish it off by the quart. But by the early 1980s it was becoming increasingly difficult to find. The last time I bought at quart of apple Malt Duck, it was from a little convenience store just south of Morgantown, WV, around 1983.
Wesley - April 19, 2011 - Report this comment
So just out of curiosity I wonder how one would go about getting the rights to make this again? I have several friends and myself who have the venture capital to make a viable run at it. Anyone?
Ellen - May 15, 2011 - Report this comment
We drank malt duck while cruising around in Latrobe, PA from 1983-86! Funny what memories it brings back. Parties at the reservoir, the mushroom tunnels and people who's parents weren't home that night!!
El Jimbo - May 19, 2011 - Report this comment
When I turned 18 in late 1979, a buddy and me would go up to the package store on lunch break from high school. We would get a six-pack of Duck and drink it on the way back. A couple of times I got tardy tickets because we came back late. I drank this stuff until at least 1981, but I moved on to the hard stuff and never even noticed it wasn't around anymore until about 10 years ago. I try to talk to people about Malt Duck, (ones who are as old or older than I am) and they think I'm making it up.
Carol - June 21, 2011 - Report this comment
from Quilcene, Washington state and we drank those every weekend! The grape ones were the best! Wish they still made them.. I'm curious to see if they still taste as good as they did back then..
Barb - June 22, 2011 - Report this comment
does anyone remember how much a quart bottle cost around 1980/1981?
Gayla - July 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Loved Malt Duck....many weekends here in central Arkansas were spent drinking it. Someone PLEASE bring it back! Now I know I am not alone in missing it.
Angelo - July 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember Malt Duck it was in the late 70's in East New York Brooklyn when we would by it by the quarts and hang out at the handball courts and drink and play all day them were the days wish it was still around.
Peggi - August 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have two of the small Grapes. I'm sure they're no good anymore but I can't bear to toss them. I would LOVE for someone to gt the rights and start producing again.
Donnie - August 06, 2011 - Report this comment
That stuff was all the rage here in SW PA in the early 80's. I didn't drink beer then but I sure loved that stuff (both flavors). I drink beer now, but I am DYING for a duck.
dan herb - August 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Loved the grape!! Always got it in the quarts.I alwajust called it quack!! Get me a quart of grape quack!!! Thanks for the memories!!! Bring back the Quack.!!! Quick!!
nelson - August 22, 2011 - Report this comment
1979 NYC - Used to have one with lunch then pour one in a cup, go back to work and drink it with a straw like it was a grape soda(pop).
Jay Burnz Jaya Da Hip Hop Slaya - August 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Malt Duck was a product of the G. Heileman Brewing Company of La Crosse, Wisconsin. As near as I can tell, Malt Duck was produced from 1971 to 1991. It was originally produced by National Brewing Company, the original maker of Colt 45 in Baltimore.
JT - September 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I drank a load of Malt Duck back in the early 80's, the girls loved it too!
flapdoodle64 - September 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Back in the mid-1980's, my friend Mark gave me some grape Malt Duck...we drank it from quart bottles. It was awesome, lot better than the stupid sissy wine coolers that came later. It was a dark day for America when Malt Duck faded into history. Join the Facebook group 'Bring Back Malt Duck!'
Mark - November 15, 2011 - Report this comment
We bought every case we could find anywhere in South and Central Texas. We would drive 60 miles one way if we found enough.
PWP - November 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I yurked up more of this stuff than you guys ever drank. Red grape looked rather psychedelic mixed with original pan pizza (before Pizza Hut screwed it up) and potato chips. The red grape and apple came in clear bottles, the white grape in green. Pics are available on the net if you know where to look. The National Brewing Company of Baltimore, makers of good ol' National "Blowhemian", acquired the original trademark in 1970. Actually, I'm kind of glad they don't make it any longer. LOL
Magic Rat - December 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Me & my Rowdie crew used to have Ultimate Frisbee games in '77 - '79 that ran us ragged, then we'd each buy a quart of this stuff ice cold & chug it...we were plastered in minutes!!
Judge537 - January 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Enjoyed in HS from 1981-1983 in the upper state of South Carolina. Man, grape was the best! Rock on Malt Duck!!!!!!!
Karan - February 18, 2012 - Report this comment
This was our drink of choice in the early 80's. Road parties in Wisconsin!! Good times & great memories. I remember it as a delish thing to drink. Would love to taste it now to see if my memory serves me right!!
Christy - March 10, 2012 - Report this comment
If they would only bring it back it would have a huge buying market. What with all of us that grew up on it and the younger generation they would made a killing. It was our drink of choice in college. I remember drinking it like Koolaide. I noticed an earlier comment by Robin from San Angelo Texas---wonder if she is one of my running bubbies from the days of Angelo State University. Drinking the duck at Lake Nasworty
Bush - March 22, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG Sure miss the Red Grape Malt Duck. Takes me back to those high school days in Archer City. I too wish it would come back!
Hey you - March 31, 2012 - Report this comment
Never cared much for the apple flavor, but yeah, we polished off more than our share of the grape flavor back in my younger days in Wisconsin. Forgot all about it until recently. I'd love to try it again for old time's sake ... and to see if it tastes as good today as it did then.
Maggie - April 12, 2012 - Report this comment
I grew up in Moberly MO,and in the late 70's& early 80's the Grape & Apple was our beverage of choice.We would buy it by the case,I think there was a third flavor, maybe original? It was creamy and carbonated and the guys loved it as much as the girls.Come on INBEV start up the Retro Line of "Malt Duck" it already has a fan base!!
RP - May 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Love the stuff. Grape mostly, I always had a cooler full in the trunk on ice. I found an old bottle yesterday laying in the woods around a golf course that been there since the early 70's. I too would love to see it come back. If someone would make it again I'm sure they would make a killin.
RDM - May 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Water skiing on the Rio Grande River, Good lookin' girls, lots of 8 packs as we called them "grapette's"...need I say more
JRM - May 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Loved, loved, loved malt duck. Have a lot of fun memories of "grapette's. Always had a good time while drinking them. Please somebody bring them back!
Phil - June 20, 2012 - Report this comment
We drank it till sometime in the 80's here in the Kansas City area. The wine coolers (Bartles and James) spelled the end of it in this area. sure would like to have a case to drink though. Really loved the grape.
M Tyre from N W Ind. - June 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Hell, Yeah! I drank a lot of it! Graduated '81. Drank a Helluva lot of BLATZ Beer, and Little Kings, TOO!
kay - July 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Malt duck was made by the National Brewing company they also made colt 45. They went out of business.
Rockie - July 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I Miss Malt Duck!! Yes it was the Best!! Wish they would or could bring it back to us!!
Mike - July 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Graduated HS in '78 in Maryland. Everybody drank malt duck, grape was the most popular. Brings back a lot of good memories.
Secret Squirrel - July 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I was talking to an Army buddy, and Red Grape Malt Duck came up in conversation. I've tried to find a image file of a quart bottle, but all I have found is images of the cans. My one memory of the stuff is driving along Gruber road toward Smoke Bomb Hill after having made an extra-curricular visit to the rappelling tower in Division area and passing around a quart bottle of Red Grape Malt Duck as we drove. Most of the guys didn't like it too much, but I thought it was okay. Funny, in those days driving along passing around a bottle of beer was legal. The trip to the rappelling tower, well, not exactly legal but I'm not sure anyone cared. The other stories posted here have been lots of fun to read. The commercials, I had forgotten, but some of the folks here have very good memories! I remember the commercials now.
popcorn - July 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Loved malt duck, especially apple. Remember the pony bottles. my boyfriend used to buy it for me and my friends. Remember drinking it the morning of the first day of ninth grade. went to high school with a nice buzz!
neil - July 30, 2012 - Report this comment
God i loved malt duck with a passion.funny thing is strohs bought out the co that made it and back then that was my beer of choice..least till the bock beer came out late fall. im doing everything i can to find out how to produce it. will open a micro brewery and bring back our youths with a wonderful drink.will specialize in nothing but our beloved drink..btw it was a horrid smell when gf chris lost it in my camero which iI had to clean LOL
neil - July 30, 2012 - Report this comment
btw there is a valentine on ebay with a pic of bottle right now in case anyone was wanting to see it
djfixxx - August 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Anyone remember Cold Duck?
tiki - August 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember the little 8 packs is there anywhere you can find these on line?
DEBBIE T. - August 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Pookie - August 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I currently have a least a dozen 7oz unopened bottles of golden apple does anybody know what they are worth?
Sharon Stone - August 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Has anybody been able to find the Grape Malt Duck anywhere, doesn't look like it but I thought I would ask
Sharon Stone - August 09, 2012 - Report this comment
neil - August 10, 2012 - Report this comment
pookie id be interested if you wanna sell a couple nlengel@gmail drop me a line sometime when and if you come up on a price..thanks
Mark - August 15, 2012 - Report this comment
wow,,I can"t believe people still remember malt duck...we had it here in erie,pa in the mid 80's..grape & apple ponys...alot of good parties with the duck...I would love to get ahold of the original recipe and home brew it..anyone know how?
Peggy - September 22, 2012 - Report this comment
First time I got hammered. Kansas City summer of '81. Cruisin' with my Uncle Jimmy to hear the music if Summer Jam. God the good ole days...long gone.
Mitzi - September 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I too loved Malt Duck, favorite drink ever! Good times and memories~ Peggy, I wish KC would bring back Summer Jams they were AWESOME! So BRING BACK MALT DUCK AND SUMMER JAMS :)
miskriss - October 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I was only a kid in the early 80's but the radio jingle was always a good one
coop - November 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I just had a beverage which reminded me of grape malt duck.......moskato at 6% above & a price point of 6.50 or so
TJR - November 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Here in North Texas all of my crowd would get a bucket of KFC and cruise around all night Saturday night with a ice chest full of (grape) Malt Duck and a couple bottles of T J Swan "mellow day". WOW what great memories!!!
David - December 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I was 14 and Malt Duck was my first drunk. Loved the stuff.
Calvin - December 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Couldnt get enough-Apple or Grape it was all great-We used to put the pony bottles inside our convienence store cups and sip it thru a straw-We also passed around the quart bottles-The memories.I enjoyed reading the comments-Cruising, concerts hanging with friends-BRING BACK MALT DUCK
leslie - December 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Drank Malt Duck in college and loved it! I would love to find who produced it and see if we could get it on the market for a trial. I think many of us would love to have a retro party and serve it... If anyone has a good picture, I would love to see it. Any information would be appreciated.
Sharone Stone's want to be friend - December 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes, Sharon, I got drunk on this too and make glove3
A.R - January 11, 2013 - Report this comment
This was a great drink. I loved the grape flavor. There was also an Apple flavor as well. Such a little bottle could go a long ways indeed. I had all but one bottle out of case. I was not quite yet 21 then. Back in 82, 83 or so. I wish it was back. Somehow another company could buy the receipe for this malt liquor drink. I would love to see this drink come back, it would be a hit not only to us ole timers, but the new kids on the block would enjoy it. This would most definately not be given to kids, as the grape flavor is so real, you really thought you were drinking grape juice!!!
patrick - February 02, 2013 - Report this comment
ooh I remember the duck meand my boy always got a 32oz of apple and something else but also remember it coming in 7oz bottles in a 24 case but if youwant to remember the duck try redds apple ale very good it took me back to the days of the malt
paul - February 07, 2013 - Report this comment
1983, I was 13 summer before freshman year, had a hot rocker chick that was going to be a sr. Red grape malt duck and marlboro reds cruisin and singing with billy idol. Dam great times, and a great tasting buzz in south central Oklahoma. I miss em both!
hollywood - February 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Malt Duck was the best & yes, we drank it in the 80's during HS out here in California! Nothing will ever compare to "Shooting the Duck", as our classmates used to refer to it. Memories can never be taken away, Thank God!
A. Nonny Mouse - March 14, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember this stuff, it was fizzy and purple. You could get quarts, or 7oz pony bottles that went down in two gulps. We used to fill backpacks up with ponies and ice and take it dirtbike riding. It went down nice right after smoking a big fat joint of brown reefer. Once we had a whole crew tripping on mescaline, and we were pounding malt ducks, and one guy puked and my doberman ate his puke, so the dog was tripping too after that. Good times, man, good times.
Shayshee - March 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Dies anyone remember the malt duck valentines?
tgkarau - April 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember that stuff like it was yesterday. I would stop by the local liquor store and pick up an 8 pack of pony bottles every single day and me and my under age buddy would drink it while we worked on his 1973 Dodge Challenger.. it wasn't enough to get bombed, but it sure did taste good going down and after downing 4 ponies.. you could feel it's unique buzz, as it was a Malt Liquor and packed a bit of a punch. You'd think that someone would get a clue after so many people are still talking about it, after all of these years! hmmm??....
Steve W - April 07, 2013 - Report this comment
Duck days of the 80's! Cruising Cooper St in Arlington... Bring back the duck!
jpwoodman - May 03, 2013 - Report this comment
leinenkugel's Berry weiss made me think about malt duck , it's very very close, if not it.
ftngfmac - May 07, 2013 - Report this comment
in ca. we used to drink this all the time.i am sure some store has some laying in the back room.
bigmoneygripsgal - May 24, 2013 - Report this comment
While at college in 80s, I found this in the atate store cooler and recalled the episode of TV's Sanford and Son where Big Money Grip, a friend of Fred Sanford's, comes in and brings the good stuff...COLD DUCK!!! When I saw the stuff in the cooler at School, I had to have it....and that's all i drank when everyone else was drinking nasty beer.
McVic45 - May 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Apple Malt Duck...Wow. I have not had a drink for 7 years, but I would sure give it all up to sip that gnarly nectar once again!!!
johnnypee1 - May 28, 2013 - Report this comment
Man that malt duck what I wouldn't do for one right now. I tried others but theirs nothing like the original just can't be done over, no way.
mopeds - June 29, 2013 - Report this comment
Used to grab these from mom's stash in the fridge with my best friend these were the 1st Wine Coolers awesome stuff. U need to contact HEILEMAN BREWING CO. OF LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN & the National Brewing Company to reproduce or get the rights to do it! When u do keep it Cheap!
Ms Peaches - July 22, 2013 - Report this comment
I miss the pony bottles, and it was the highlight of my sweet 16th LOL.
jim - August 02, 2013 - Report this comment
In the late seventies some gals wouldn't drink beer, then we discovered malt duck. Problem solved. Dothan High
Dave - August 28, 2013 - Report this comment
We were able to get it in '82-'83 in Johnson City, TN. Always the quarts. Awesome to know so many others appreciated it and still miss it.
Rochelle - September 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I the grape malt duck. Been trying to find it online for years. I must say, I graduated in 1985 and drank malt duck long before I was of legal drinking age. It was the best drink ever! I wish it would come back. Redd's Strawberry Ale is decent but can't compare to Grape Malt Duck. Apple was okay but the grape was the bomb. I would drink it exclusively if it still existed.
Nieman - December 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Sounds like we all grew up together. Recently I had a Lindeman's Cassis Lambic which put me in the mind of a grape malt duck. Good times, indeed.
Dianna - December 03, 2013 - Report this comment
My friends and I loved Grape Malt Duck. The nightclub we went to didn't carry it but the liquor store across the road did. We would buy it and take it in. The bartender would put it on ice for us. Sure miss that stuff. The closest thing I have found is Smirnoff Ice Grape Flavored. It too is a malt liquor. Hard to find though here in North Texas. A lot of stores don't carry it.
Kyle - December 10, 2013 - Report this comment
Actually i graduated in 86 & they still had malt duck at our local carryout. Not only did it come in different flavors, but we always bought it in a short glass bottle that looked more like a juice bottle! It was the bomb!!!
Keb - December 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Malt Duck was made from 1971 to 1991
WarHead - January 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Yes, yes, YES! Many a chill weekend in a bucolic 1977 Southwest Texas, tubing the Guadalupe River from San Marcos to New Braunfels with my Kappa Alpha Psi frat bothers, those lovely Kappa Kittens (Mm, Karen!!!), green leafy combustibles on hand, and chests full of iced Malt Duck in tow. (*Sigh*) Those were the days, indeed...
Keybek - January 14, 2014 - Report this comment
Bring back the Duck! Loved apple malt the best. Graduated in '86 and malt duck brings back some great memories from Mena, AR!
MDlover - January 19, 2014 - Report this comment
My bf and I used to drink the grape flavored ponies regularly while at Frostburg State College (Frostburg MD) in early 80s and after we graduated (mid-80s). We still talk about it! They need to bring it back!
Kp - January 19, 2014 - Report this comment
I have fond memories consuming Malt Duck with my friends late 70's early 80's. A friend made homemade beer that tasted very similar and I have the recipe. It calls for Red Top Malt. Guess what they don't make that anymore either. I agree bring back the DUCK.
Charlie - February 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Serve like champagne!!! lmao
Charlie - February 03, 2014 - Report this comment
Came in cool flavors like Red Grape, White Grape, and Apple!
Charlie - February 03, 2014 - Report this comment
May have been available from the early 70s to the early 90s
jeff johnson - April 08, 2014 - Report this comment
I was called the Duck Man in High School because every weekend I would get my friends and we would start our adventures with buying Malt Duck. I even wrote a poem in High School in English. I remember part of it: "Going to Duck City to have some fun, going to Duck City to get me some". It was a long poem and I wished I had saved a copy. Everyone in the class was laughing because we called getting high off Duck as going to Duck City. My teacher wanted to know where this great place Duck City was at and I told him that it was a state of mind.
Rose Smith - April 30, 2014 - Report this comment
Loved Malt Duck in the late 70's. wish it would come back.
Karsars - May 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Malt duck rocked the 80's! There was a small little store on 309 in Souderton we bought it by the case. Cruising Lansdale and malt duck seemed to go out together.
miss kitty - June 19, 2014 - Report this comment
Drank it in the 80s, only thing I liked to drink. Used to go to an 18 bar in Galena, Ks, Sgt Pepper's. The cover charge didn't include Malt Duck, just beer. But, they would make Malt Duckeries, like a daquari, only good! Cost about $2 then. It was 3.2,to be sold to 18yr olds. Would love some again!Lots of people neve ehard of it, especially younger crowd.
carol Kalpakoff - August 03, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved Malt Duck The grape flavored and I remember they were served in small bottles I believe 6oz. I could drink those all night. Bring em back. My second favorite were the 6iz Micalobe beer. They were girlie style.
Tammy from Texas - August 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I drank a many Red Grape Malt Ducks in a bottle in the 80's..good times, good memories...I would love to have some today in my fridge!
MADD DAWG - September 24, 2014 - Report this comment
There was nothing better than ice cold malt duck. We would keep the bottle caps in our pockets to see who drank the most at the end of the night. I would pay $100.00 for a case of that nectar of the gods today !
AnnaBeth - September 24, 2014 - Report this comment
OMGosh loved grape Malt Duck in the 80s. Used to get the 4 packs, and like everyone else on here, I would so love to have some more!! We also drank Little Kings - remember those? Too bad we can't figure out how to make Malt Duck - look how much $$ we'd make! Lol.
James - October 11, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm guessing Malt Duck went away when the government raised the drinking age to 21. I loved Grape Malt duck as the first drink of choice for a beginner at 18 (secretly 17). Even if this was a beginners choice for young folks of 18 or so, it should have been left on the market for new beginners coming up.
Walt - October 29, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember drinking malt duck and getting lucky...heck, patty even made a bottle disappear.... Ahhhh the sweet reminders of a simpler time....
Daniel - January 07, 2015 - Report this comment
Malt Duck; so easy to drink, so easy to spew back up. We used to call the little 7oz bottles "ducklettes." I still remember hiding a bottles of the Apple Duck outside my bedroom window when I was 16 or 17. At night I'd open the window and wipe the slugs off the bottle and take a few big swigs. Haven't thought about that for decades.
A.C. - February 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Man we use to buy this in the Quart in high school...either this or Thunderbird and kool-aid... Malt Duck...I found that Andre Cold Duck (wine) is pretty similar....
Rae - March 05, 2015 - Report this comment
Drank Malt Duck Grape by the cases back in 1979. I was a senior in HS then. Love this stuff.....
Charles - March 13, 2015 - Report this comment
We used to knock it down by the quart in Ohio back in the day. Bring Malt Duck back.
tony b - April 10, 2015 - Report this comment
Man Malt Duck Apple was the best. When is was ice cold with ice chips so refreshing!!!! boy do I miss it
Laurie - June 17, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember it well...Virginia Tech Campus, 1976-79....we girls having a slumber party...getting loaded then all puking side by side in the adjacent stalls!! Then attempting to pass out, keep that one foot on the floor!! Lololol
Laurence - September 02, 2015 - Report this comment
I wish could get aapple malt duck right now i would stay druck. please come back
Maxx - November 27, 2015 - Report this comment
I can tell you we drank the stuff all through high school, small coal region town in Pennsylvania, and I graduated in 88...If I could still get I would have a fridge full just for the memories...
Renee - December 02, 2015 - Report this comment
My girlfriends and I drank Malt Duck in the 80's. I was under age at the time but it taste like kool aid instead of beer. That was my last time drinking it after calling earl all night.
Ron - March 23, 2016 - Report this comment
Heileman's Malt Duck was made by the G. Heileman Brewing company of LaCrosse Wisconsin, who also made Heileman's Old Style beer, Colt45 Malt Liquor and Power Master Malt Liquor. The company went out of business in the early 90's and was sold to other brewing interests, and eventually by Pabst. I wish Pabst would make the Malt Duck and Old Style beer again, I miss both of those!
Sandy - April 05, 2016 - Report this comment
My husband of 35 years and I drank this in High School and ate Taco's before Taco's were the thing to eat. It was great having a different taste of the Malt Duck, grape flavor with and odd meal at the time. Sure wish it would come back!
Big Will - April 06, 2016 - Report this comment
Drank it buy the quarts. The only alcohol I really liked. The clerk at the liquor store would not sale me anything else. The apple flavor was the best. I really miss my apple malt duck. Other apple flavor drinks can't compare. I miss my apple malt duck. Bring it back PLEASE!!
Brent - May 01, 2016 - Report this comment
Wow! I just happened to look up Apple Malt Duck and found this page. I'm from NY. Went to college upstate in 1980. Me and my frat brothers loved it. I didn't know it was out of business. If anyone can find something that tastes similar to it, please bring some to an Average White Band concert and ask for the lead vocalist. I promise free tickets and a drunk singer!
slk - June 06, 2016 - Report this comment
the sold the pony bottles of grape and one other flavor, (I was thinking it was red colored but it could have been apple as that would be a flavor i would have drank) until sometime in 1987 in western PA. a friend and I went and bought it out at all the local distributers when they discontinued it. she graduated from college in 87 and I didn't turn 21 till then so for us both to be able to buy it, that had to be the yr, unless I went to OH to get it where the age was grandfathered then it could have been a year or two earlier.
Sandy C. - October 25, 2016 - Report this comment
Many memories of us skipping school picking up purple malt duck. No one ever asked us for an ID and is cruising the back roads drinking and smoking weed. Man I miss those good ole days ~
Lucy - November 17, 2016 - Report this comment
Malt Duck is back....just released by Sprecher...
Tampa - February 25, 2017 - Report this comment
just tried Malt Duck at a bar after asking for a recommendation. It came highly recommended and we were told about its long unavailability. congrats to everyone reliving it in nostalgia; I loved it for the first time, and I am someone who doesn't like grape soda. this drink though? 11/10
70's Show Man Today - May 20, 2017 - Report this comment
You nice peeps HAVE to go to YouTube and put in 70's Commercials and Colt 45. There are some really good commercials with whistling music. do do do .. do do do do
The Big Colt - September 18, 2017 - Report this comment
I agree with 70's Show Man Today. They had great commercials did Colt 45
Grizdawg - April 25, 2018 - Report this comment
Reading the posts and the story is much the same bunch of friends in school would get together on Saturday night. We would get a mixture of Red Grape Malt Duck and Budweiser. Often would go to the old rock quarry and off road. There was many nights of dancing duck stomp and drinking Buds to make our Ducks Wiser!
Jan - August 19, 2018 - Report this comment
I use sip Malt Duck out a wine glass sitting in my rocking chair listening to Aretha Franklin. Her father this week brought back those memories and put on a search to see if it still made it is but can only be purchased in Wisconsin in ln my rocking chair
Jan - August 19, 2018 - Report this comment
my comment should have read her death this week bright back those memories Qez

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