St. Ides was originally an American non-high gravity malt liquor[clarification needed], marketed since the 1980s. Today, St. Ides (also known as The Crooked I) is a potent brand of malt liquor that is manufactured by the Pabst Brewing Company. The beverage contains 8.2% alcohol by volume, which is stronger than many high-alcohol malt liquors.
The beer is also available in a number of "St. Ides Special Brews" which have a variety of flavorings, including mint and various fruit flavors.
St. Ides was original called St. Ides Premium Malt Liquor and was 6.2% and 7.3% ABV, then the brew was reformulated in the early 2000s and the alcohol content became 8.1 & 8.2% ABV and St Ides became St. Ides High Gravity Malt Liquor.
Flatbush Zombies say, in the song titled "The Hangover", "St. Ides and a Blunt I be getting fucked up."
Comedian Chris Rock has a line in the song "Champagne", "My baby's father, brought me a case of St. Ides (did you like it?)"