Exploding 1970s favourite Watneys Party Seven beer is back

It was among the least welcome sights at a Seventies party, along with Hirondelle wine and your friend’s collection of Boney M records.

But, to the probable dismay of many, Watneys Party Seven is making a comeback.

Despite being promoted in TV adverts by the likes of Michael Caine and Peter Cook, the large red and gold can was ridiculed at the time for the bland, fizzy ‘draught’ bitter inside.

It was also notorious for spraying beer all over the kitchen when punctured with a tin-opener – or, in desperation, a screwdriver. That was unless you wanted to buy a special tap that cost the equivalent of £40 at today’s prices.

The barrel-shaped seven-pint can disappeared in the Eighties with the advent of the six-pack – individual ring-pull cans that were frequently used as makeshift ashtrays – but is clearly still fondly remembered by some.

The good news for drinkers is that the new mini-keg, which contains 5 litres, or 8.8 pints, incorporates a tap to avoid mess, while the makers promise the beer has been improved to reflect today’s taste for craft ales.

It’s back, but not as you know it: To the probable dismay of many, Watneys Party Seven beer is making a comeback in a new mini-keg, which contains 5 litres, or 8.8 pints, and incorporates a tap to avoid mess

It was among the least welcome sights at a Seventies party, along with Hirondelle wine and your friend's collection of Boney M records. Pictured: A 1970s Party Seven advertisement

It was among the least welcome sights at a Seventies party, along with Hirondelle wine and your friend’s collection of Boney M records. Pictured: A 1970s Party Seven advertisement

One fan of the new Party Seven is Daily Mail reader Justin Barry, 55, and wife Alison, 48, who said: 'It's quite nostalgic. It reminds me of going to Christmas parties in the 1970s. I remember following my dad as he carried a Party Seven under his arm'

One fan of the new Party Seven is Daily Mail reader Justin Barry, 55, and wife Alison, 48, who said: ‘It’s quite nostalgic. It reminds me of going to Christmas parties in the 1970s. I remember following my dad as he carried a Party Seven under his arm’

Despite being promoted in TV adverts by the likes of Michael Caine (pictured) and Peter Cook, the large red and gold can was ridiculed at the time for the bland, fizzy 'draught' bitter inside

Despite being promoted in TV adverts by the likes of Michael Caine (pictured) and Peter Cook, the large red and gold can was ridiculed at the time for the bland, fizzy ‘draught’ bitter inside

It is also stronger, with an ABV of 4.2 per cent rather than the original…

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