A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from February 07, 2013
Brewski (beer)

"Brewski” or “brewsky” (brew + -ski) is mock Polish for “beer.” “Brewski” has been cited in print since about 1978 and quickly became a popular slang at college fraternity beer parties.


Google Books
The Official Preppy Handbook
By Lisa Birnbach, et al.
New York, NY: Workman Publishing
1980
Pg. 217:
7 WORDS FOR BEER
Beevos
Brew
Brewski

Google Books
Guys Like Us
By Tom Lorenz
New York, NY: Viking Press
1980
Pg. 67:
“Hey, how about another beer? You want another brewski?”

Google Books
Slang & Sociability:
In-group Language Among College Students

By Connie C. Eble
Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press
1996
Pg. 126:
Beer is the beverage of choice, and it is variously called brew, brewski, brewdog, barley pop, icy pop, and cornflakes in a can.

OCLC WorldCat record
The little black book of beer : the essential guide to the beloved brewski
Author: Ruth Cullen
Publisher: White Plains, N.Y. : Peter Pauper Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format: Book : English

Google Books
Vice Slang
By Tom Dalzell and Terry Victor
New York, NY: Routledge
2008
Pg. 26:
brewski; brewsky noun
beer; a serving of beer US, 1978
Mock Polish.

OCLC WorldCat record
A brewski for the old man
Author: Phyllis Smallman
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : McArthur, 2010.
Edition/Format: Book : Fiction : English
Summary:
John Ray Leenders, the brutal man who tried to rape Sherri Travis when she was thirteen, is back in Jacaranda, living with the single mother of a teenage daughter. Sherri does not want to get involved and tries hard to ignore what she sees happening to Lacey, but it’s impossible to look away. Then Sherri’s father, Tully Jenkins, also reappears in her life, dragging Sherri deep into the swamp in search of alligator poachers.

PerezHilton.com
Jon Hamm Stocks Up On Brewskis! Fill In The Blank!
2/05/2013 8:16 PM ET

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, February 07, 2013 • Permalink