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Title: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: chumley on June 04, 2012, 07:39:51 PM
Appearance:  Pours out of the can with a nice white head that quickly dissipates.  Bright straw yellow color, well-carbonated, crystal clear.

Aroma: Grainy/straw, with very slight hoppy citrus/elderberry

Flavor:  Six row malt graininess married with light hops.  Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel:  Thin, dry and crisp.  Carbonation invites a restorative burp.

Overall impression:  The perfect summer beer.  Try one straight out of the can on a river float trip, paired with a jalapeno cheddar dog grilled with yellow mustard. Only suggestion for improvement:  Release a malt liquor stronger version in a 40 oz. bottle for sitting on the step outside the apartment.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: nateo on June 04, 2012, 10:56:33 PM
It's no Lucky Lager, I'll tell ya that.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: punatic on June 05, 2012, 01:59:58 AM
Primo is brewed/owned by Pabst.  Tastes like s***, but you look cool when you have a Primo bottle in your hand!   ::)

(http://surf.transworld.net/files/2010/07/primo.jpg)
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: tubercle on June 05, 2012, 02:05:03 AM
The store bought staple at Chateau Tubercle.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: pinnah on June 05, 2012, 04:34:25 AM
Carbonation invites a restorative burp.

I loved that part.   ;D  Cheers chumley.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: erockrph on June 05, 2012, 12:58:59 PM
I've been a fan of PBR since before the whole "trailer trash chic"/hipster movement grabbed a hold of it. I do appreciate that it has become more widely available in bars/clubs/restaurants, but I can't say that it exactly lives up to all the recent buzz around it. I definitely like it a hell of a lot better than most BMC fare, and it is always welcome in my fridge, but I'll take just about any craft lager/pilsner over PBR any day.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: repo on June 05, 2012, 01:31:05 PM
Primo is brewed/owned by Pabst.  Tastes like s***, but you look cool when you have a Primo bottle in your hand!   ::)

 

I believe miller/coors brews it, as well as all of "pabst" beers. Koolau and Maui lager were better.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: The Professor on June 05, 2012, 03:12:14 PM
Primo is brewed/owned by Pabst.  Tastes like s***, but you look cool when you have a Primo bottle in your hand!   ::)
 
I believe miller/coors brews it, as well as all of "pabst" beers. Koolau and Maui lager were better.

Correct.  Pabst owns no breweries anymore, and contracts out the brewing of all the brands it owns, mostly to Miller/Coors.

Like many of the old school American beers, PBR was actually a pretty decent beer at one time and had a pretty good reputation and some character to back that up (their Bock beer was a favorite of mine  in my college days). 

When the Pabst brewery in Newark, NJ closed,  a good friend of mine who worked there for many years moved on to a job at the nearby Anheuser Busch brewery.  His take on it: "I used to work in a brewery.  Now I work in a factory"
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: weithman5 on June 05, 2012, 03:47:06 PM
never much of a pbr fan.  now old milwaukee...
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: Joe Sr. on June 05, 2012, 03:53:38 PM
never much of a pbr fan.  now old milwaukee...
Old Style!

But it's not the same as it was in my youth.  We used to get six packs of tall boys at Walgreens for $3.00.  Those were the days.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: weithman5 on June 05, 2012, 04:45:17 PM
we would get the old milwaukee in college. it was cheaper to buy warm, and at least 6 would be gone before it would get cold in our fridge.  but if you're going to let a little thing like warm beer bother ya, ... (rest unfit to publish) 8)
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: phillamb168 on June 06, 2012, 08:35:29 AM
never much of a pbr fan.  now old milwaukee...
Old Style!

But it's not the same as it was in my youth.  We used to get six packs of tall boys at Walgreens for $3.00.  Those were the days.

Amen brother. I have a standing offer of 4 bottles of Westy XII for 4 cases of Old Style, the only thing you have to pay for is the plane ticket to get out here.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: weithman5 on June 06, 2012, 11:54:53 AM
my wife starts making paris runs again in the fall.  don't know about getting 4 cases over but....
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: phillamb168 on June 06, 2012, 12:10:39 PM
my wife starts making paris runs again in the fall.  don't know about getting 4 cases over but....

How about 2 bottles for 2 cases :-)
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: Joe Sr. on June 06, 2012, 03:18:49 PM
my wife starts making paris runs again in the fall.  don't know about getting 4 cases over but....

How about 2 bottles for 2 cases :-)

30 packs!
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: punatic on June 06, 2012, 05:05:40 PM
Jeeze guys.  Really?

"Life is too short to drink junk beer!"  -  Carrie Nation
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: Rhoobarb on June 06, 2012, 06:19:06 PM
When I was in college, it was cases of 16 oz bottles of Stroh's - From One Beer Lover to Another!  I believe it is now Miller brewed, too.  I would choose something else these days.
Title: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: phillamb168 on June 06, 2012, 07:32:16 PM
my wife starts making paris runs again in the fall.  don't know about getting 4 cases over but....

How about 2 bottles for 2 cases :-)

30 packs!

Yup, exactly what I meant.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: Joe Sr. on June 06, 2012, 08:10:49 PM
Jeeze guys.  Really?

It's twice brewed, man.  Once for taste, once for smooooothness.

Fully kraesuned in the old world tradition.

Of course, I haven't bought any in awhile, but I'm going to a Cubs game next week.  It's Old Style or Budwiper.  I'll choose the Style.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: Rhoobarb on June 06, 2012, 08:47:13 PM
Of course, I haven't bought any in awhile, but I'm going to a Cubs game next week.  It's Old Style or Budwiper.  I'll choose the Style.
I believe Dog Style is now Miller brewed as well.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: punatic on June 06, 2012, 08:56:49 PM
Jeeze guys.  Really?

It's twice brewed, man.  Once for taste, once for smooooothness.

Fully kraesuned in the old world tradition.

Of course, I haven't bought any in awhile, but I'm going to a Cubs game next week.  It's Old Style or Budwiper.  I'll choose the Style.

You mean you're not like Harry Caray, "...a Cubs fan and a Bud man?"  Of course he got paid well to say that.

Wrigley Field in June - lucky you!  It's all against American Leagers next week though.  It ought to be fun watching the AL pitchers taking their cuts... 8)  Comic relief!
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on June 07, 2012, 06:30:42 PM
Jeeze guys.  Really?

It's twice brewed, man.  Once for taste, once for smooooothness.

Fully kraesuned in the old world tradition.

Of course, I haven't bought any in awhile, but I'm going to a Cubs game next week.  It's Old Style or Budwiper.  I'll choose the Style.

They serve Old Style in 16oz cans with free koozies during every Cubs game at a bar here in Indy. Its definitely an improvement to pour it in a glass - but the harassment would rival wearing a Cards jersey.

They're making Hudepohl again in Cincy - If I'm going light, I'm going Hudy Light!
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: punatic on June 07, 2012, 06:41:16 PM
Well, at the bar where I'm going to watch the Cubs games here in Puna they serve homebrew in glasses (my house + WGN off of the satellite).
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: bluesman on June 07, 2012, 06:44:50 PM
It's great on a hot summer day while cutting the lawn, but other than that I'll have something with more flavor and aroma... :)
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on June 07, 2012, 06:58:13 PM
Well, at the bar where I'm going to watch the Cubs games here in Puna they serve homebrew in glasses (my house + WGN off of the satellite).

Haha - not a big Cubs fan, just happen to get lucky while out one afternoon. The cans are like $2.50. And its part of the experience. If I go to Wrigley, I'm going to have a least a few Styles. I'll sneak a Matilda or two before the opening pitch :)
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: Joe Sr. on June 07, 2012, 07:13:54 PM
Well, at the bar where I'm going to watch the Cubs games here in Puna they serve homebrew in glasses (my house + WGN off of the satellite).

Haha - not a big Cubs fan, just happen to get lucky while out one afternoon. The cans are like $2.50. And its part of the experience. If I go to Wrigley, I'm going to have a least a few Styles. I'll sneak a Matilda or two before the opening pitch :)

You can hit Goose Island for the Matilda, but I prefer Sheffield's. They have a great selection and are a little bit out of the way, so the crowd is more local than usual for the area.

I showed up for a rain-out last year (shoulda known it was rained out) and we sat at Sheffield's drinking Golden Monkey for at least three beers too long.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: punatic on June 07, 2012, 07:23:16 PM
When I was at the '03 NHC in Chicago they served a wooden cask of Goose Island IIPA.  I had never had an IIPA before.  It was an inflection point in the curve of my life!  The Cubs games that week were pretty cool too.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: thirsty on June 07, 2012, 09:07:21 PM
My college I-am-broke-but-I-need-a-drink beer was: Black Label.

There. I said it.

It was the rock-bottom, cheapest 6-pack around.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: phillamb168 on June 08, 2012, 07:59:19 AM
Can we please stop talking about the cubs... I have enough stress in my life as it is. Thank God for San Diego, or what?
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: punatic on June 08, 2012, 09:38:11 AM
A White Sox fan?!  Jeeze, I thought better of you than that...
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: phillamb168 on June 08, 2012, 09:54:12 AM
A White Sox fan?!  Jeeze, I thought better of you than that...

Who, me? Nope. I am just sick and tired of the cubs sucking it up this year.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: punatic on June 08, 2012, 09:58:47 AM
THIS year? 
What's different about this year?
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: phillamb168 on June 08, 2012, 10:48:25 AM
THIS year? 
What's different about this year?

It's not next year
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: Rhoobarb on June 08, 2012, 12:26:09 PM
However the White Sox (yes, I'm a fan) aren't sucking it up this year. Unfortunately where I live, we get more Cubs games on TV than Sox games.  I can get Bell's Oberon at US Cellular and usually do when I'm there.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: phillamb168 on June 08, 2012, 12:38:22 PM
However the White Sox (yes, I'm a fan) aren't sucking it up this year. Unfortunately where I live, we get more Cubs games on TV than Sox games.  I can get Bell's Oberon at US Cellular and usually do when I'm there.

While the Cell certainly isn't Comiskey, and most definitely isn't Wrigley, the few times I've been there I've been super impressed with the quality and variety (as far as stadiums go, anyway) of the food and drinks. Reminds me of new Yankee stadium.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: Rhoobarb on June 08, 2012, 01:01:22 PM
While the Cell certainly isn't Comiskey, and most definitely isn't Wrigley...
True, it doesn't smell like a urinal. ;)  I guess for tourists it's a big deal, but to someone like me who used to live within walking distance of the park and went to several games, the "Wrigley experience" is highly overrated.  I did do a rooftop game once and that was... different. ::)
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: Joe Sr. on June 08, 2012, 02:20:49 PM
However the White Sox (yes, I'm a fan) aren't sucking it up this year. Unfortunately where I live, we get more Cubs games on TV than Sox games.  I can get Bell's Oberon at US Cellular and usually do when I'm there.

While the Cell certainly isn't Comiskey, and most definitely isn't Wrigley, the few times I've been there I've been super impressed with the quality and variety (as far as stadiums go, anyway) of the food and drinks. Reminds me of new Yankee stadium.

BAH!  There are things to like about the ball yard. Nothing to like about the team (and my MIL is a huge Bridgeport-native Sox fan). 

It's also the only place I've felt threatened by the fans.  But the fist-fight on the ramp may have something to do with that.

Of course, I've felt somewhat threatened wearing my Bears jersey in Wisconsin but I never actually thought a gang of Packers fans would try to beat me down.

As you can tell, I am not a Sox fan and it costs me money every year in my Sox/Cubs bet.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: weithman5 on June 08, 2012, 06:13:21 PM
sorry, illinois baseball lovers, but i prefer the kane county cougars.
Title: Re: Pabst Blue Ribbon
Post by: BrewingRover on June 11, 2012, 02:04:46 AM
While the Cell certainly isn't Comiskey, and most definitely isn't Wrigley...
True, it doesn't smell like a urinal. ;)  I guess for tourists it's a big deal, but to someone like me who used to live within walking distance of the park and went to several games, the "Wrigley experience" is highly overrated.  I did do a rooftop game once and that was... different. ::)
I love walking out of the tunnel at Wrigley and seeing the ivy and the scoreboard. There's nothing like it.
I also end up holding it for as long as I can, 'cause those mens rooms are nasty >:(