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Title: Pabst
Post by: tschmidlin on June 08, 2011, 03:59:08 pm
It sounds like the new owners are total d-bags.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-06-04/business/ct-biz-0605-pabst-divorce-20110604_1_pabst-brands-beer-brands-pabst-brewing
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: EHall on June 08, 2011, 04:38:32 pm
sounds like the guys who sold if off just don't agree with how the new owners are handling it... they sound like they want to take the 'AB' approach of throw a ton of $$ and woman at it to sell more... I can understand putting a ton of effort/time into something you really believe in, it ends up in someone elses lap and they don't take the same approach you did... but being butthurt about it and making it public is a little childish...
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: maxieboy on June 08, 2011, 04:53:37 pm
"I hope they fail."

+1  ;D
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: speed on June 08, 2011, 05:03:34 pm
i guess if you got money you think you can do whatever you want and people will bow at your feet. the only reason i would bow at their feet is to spit on them.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: tschmidlin on June 08, 2011, 05:06:11 pm
I can understand putting a ton of effort/time into something you really believe in, it ends up in someone elses lap and they don't take the same approach you did... but being butthurt about it and making it public is a little childish...
I can understand them being emotional and hurt by something that they sunk a lot of time, effort, and emotion into being completely shat upon.  One man's "childish" is another man's "passionate". :)
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: tubercle on June 08, 2011, 05:43:54 pm
PBR has been my go-to most of my drinking life. I don't like this. I'm switching to MGD.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: EHall on June 08, 2011, 05:59:52 pm
why would you start drinking something else just because of one article?! This is only one side of the story... I haven't seen any new advertising about PBR.. maybe it hasn't made it out west yet... These guys who bought this had big plans to to get back to original recipes... in my perception, its been slow going but I'd rather hear the other side of the story and see what they actually do as opposed to what they want to do...
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: maxieboy on June 08, 2011, 06:10:16 pm
PBR has been my go-to most of my drinking life. I don't like this. I'm switching to MGD.

That's it, I'm unfollowing you!  ;)
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: tubercle on June 08, 2011, 06:34:31 pm
PBR has been my go-to most of my drinking life. I don't like this. I'm switching to MGD.

That's it, I'm unfollowing you!  ;)

  :o :o :o

 I'd hate to think if I had said Milwaukee's Best :D :D
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: bluesman on June 08, 2011, 07:11:49 pm
Sounds like this crew is off to a pretty poor start. The business formula was working well. Sometimes it's best to leave a sleeping dog alone. Why would you want to mess with success.  :-\

Sounds like they need to retool the business plan....and stop aggravating their employees in order to succeed.  ;)
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: jeffy on June 08, 2011, 07:24:29 pm
This fight seems odd to me because it has nothing to do with the beer and everything to do with marketing.  Pabst doesn't even have a brewery any more and who knows if it tastes the same as it did when it was the largest single site brewery in the world?  If all the people buy it only because it was marketed directly to hipsters, then what does that say about their sense of taste?  Do you really care about this beer or is it more about how you feel about a retro brand?
btw we had a great raffle prize donated by the distributor at our last competition - a PBR horse shoe set in a classy wooden box.  Everybody wanted that prize.  Second best was a 50's style Schlitz cooler. 
None of that makes me want to drink a PBR or a Schlitz.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: The Professor on June 08, 2011, 07:46:39 pm
I think what made me chuckle about this whole brewhaha is the fact that the old management didn't do such a great job with the beers either.  They may have had some great legacy labels,  but to them  that's all they were ...labels. 

PBR was always an American lager, but I can say pretty definitively that whatever character it had 40-50 years ago (and it did have some) is gone now and it's by and large the same with the other brands under their leaky umbrella.    The Schlitz project is interesting, but never having tasted the retooled retro version I can't say if they succeeded.   

So looks like the new management is just as bad, and judging from the comments in the article, probably worse.  Pabst is/was custodian to some great old brands (many run of the mill, but at least a few of some real distinction).  They blew it bigtime with regard to those, and the new regime will probably continue to do so.

jeffy is absolutely correct in that Pabst,  under it's previous and current owners,  is nothing more than a marketing company.  Seems they care not a whit about what they're actually marketing other than to sell it.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: beersk on June 08, 2011, 08:17:41 pm
As long as PBR stays PBR, I don't care much about this.  This has been my summer/go-to beer for years.  F*ck all that hipster bullsh*t.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: Malticulous on June 08, 2011, 10:30:39 pm
I picked up a 12 pack of Olympia 95% Malt in orange cans. It's fairly good, although head retention is not as good as the older recipe. It's sill cheap without marketing hype. Put money in the ingredients and not the marketing department.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: tschmidlin on June 08, 2011, 10:31:16 pm
I'd have to agree, as long as PBR stays PBR I don't much care how it is marketed.  I'm not going to drink that swill. :)
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: phillamb168 on June 09, 2011, 02:00:09 am
I will stick with Old Style, thank you.

Edit after reading the article to say:
"I also want to try to exit the 'Cubs' deal and divert this money behind Old Style 'Light,'" C. Dean Metropoulos wrote. The relationship between Old Style and the Chicago Cubs baseball team has existed for 61 years."

WTF??!?!?!  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: narvin on June 09, 2011, 04:50:32 am
I am shocked that a couple of rich kids who spend their time with playboy bunnies and on trashy MTV reality shows are not good at managing a company that their daddy gave them.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: bluesman on June 09, 2011, 05:13:34 am
I am shocked that a couple of rich kids who spend their time with playboy bunnies and on trashy MTV reality shows are not good at managing a company that their daddy gave them.

This is true. Perhaps they're not cutout to run a beer business or maybe a beer business can't be run like a pickle factory.  ;)
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: phillamb168 on June 09, 2011, 05:40:55 am
I am shocked that a couple of rich kids who spend their time with playboy bunnies and on trashy MTV reality shows are not good at managing a company that their daddy gave them.

This is true. Perhaps they're not cutout to run a beer business or maybe a beer business can't be run like a pickle factory.  ;)

You obviously have never tasted Natty lite. That'll pickle ye up real good
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: Mark G on June 09, 2011, 06:34:09 am
I will stick with Old Style, thank you.

Edit after reading the article to say:
"I also want to try to exit the 'Cubs' deal and divert this money behind Old Style 'Light,'" C. Dean Metropoulos wrote. The relationship between Old Style and the Chicago Cubs baseball team has existed for 61 years."

WTF??!?!?!  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( :'( :'( :'(
It's OK Phil, there's always the White Sox, and they've actually won a championship in the last century.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: nicneufeld on June 09, 2011, 07:50:12 am
Agree on the marketing vs beer thing.  I tried PBR for the first time recently.  I ended up staring at the can and thinking, so what gives?  I guess what you are paying for is the marketing, its sort of a fee to assuage the guilt of hipsters who want to drink cheap beer, but want to still feel good about themselves, like there is something really "authentic" or ironically blue collar about PBR.  I personally have no misgivings about this, and would feel comfortable drinking a much less stylish cheap beer were I so inclined to abuse the ol' liver, so the extra expense is wasted for me.

New owners do sound a little trashy, but I don't feel sorry for the old owners.  Business is business, get over your whininess and get another job, build up another beer brand.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: punatic on June 09, 2011, 07:56:29 am
I feel like such a putz.  I don't drink American light lagers.  I don't like them.  I don't care about them.  When people offer me one I say no thank you.  What's wrong with me?

If I could only drink SN Torpedo and Maxlrain weissbier for the rest of my life, that would be OK.  It's hip to drink American light lagers?
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: MrNate on June 09, 2011, 08:01:43 am
PBR has been my go-to most of my drinking life. I don't like this. I'm switching to MGD.

I switched to MGD recently. I'd be drinking Natty Boh if I could get it here, but admittedly that's for faux-nostalgia value.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: weithman5 on June 09, 2011, 08:07:28 am
i do miss the old schlitz malt liquor.  nothing like picking up a "rack of bull pounders"  that said i haven't had an interest pabst or their games.  i do like the light lagers particularly bud products.  i am a sour puss though and rarely buy since they became inbev. there are other products i won't buy, stores i won't visit, just because of ownership. hard earned dough goes to people i know and care about.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: Hokerer on June 09, 2011, 08:35:45 am
i do miss the old schlitz malt liquor.  nothing like picking up a "rack of bull pounders"  that said i haven't had an interest pabst or their games.  i do like the light lagers particularly bud products.  i am a sour puss though and rarely buy since they became inbev. there are other products i won't buy, stores i won't visit, just because of ownership. hard earned dough goes to people i know and care about.

That was a "go to" back in college.  Bar had happy hour 1:00-6:00 Mon-Fri, 20oz Bulls for 75 cents.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: denny on June 09, 2011, 09:34:33 am
This fight seems odd to me because it has nothing to do with the beer and everything to do with marketing.  Pabst doesn't even have a brewery any more and who knows if it tastes the same as it did when it was the largest single site brewery in the world?  If all the people buy it only because it was marketed directly to hipsters, then what does that say about their sense of taste?  Do you really care about this beer or is it more about how you feel about a retro brand?
btw we had a great raffle prize donated by the distributor at our last competition - a PBR horse shoe set in a classy wooden box.  Everybody wanted that prize.  Second best was a 50's style Schlitz cooler. 
None of that makes me want to drink a PBR or a Schlitz.

Right on, Jeffy!  Did you all notice this buried in the story?  "99 percent of Pabst's brands are brewed by Miller Brewing Co."
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: jeffy on June 09, 2011, 10:02:36 am
This fight seems odd to me because it has nothing to do with the beer and everything to do with marketing.  Pabst doesn't even have a brewery any more and who knows if it tastes the same as it did when it was the largest single site brewery in the world?  If all the people buy it only because it was marketed directly to hipsters, then what does that say about their sense of taste?  Do you really care about this beer or is it more about how you feel about a retro brand?
btw we had a great raffle prize donated by the distributor at our last competition - a PBR horse shoe set in a classy wooden box.  Everybody wanted that prize.  Second best was a 50's style Schlitz cooler. 
None of that makes me want to drink a PBR or a Schlitz.

Right on, Jeffy!  Did you all notice this buried in the story?  "99 percent of Pabst's brands are brewed by Miller Brewing Co."

Anybody here from Milwaukee?
I visited there a couple years ago and walked by the old Pabst Brewery.  It was huge - blocks and blocks of 4-story cream city brick buildings all vacant and decaying.  Schlitz was an office park.  Miller looked more like a factory than a brewery.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: tschmidlin on June 09, 2011, 10:32:24 am
I feel like such a putz.  I don't drink American light lagers.  I don't like them.  I don't care about them.  When people offer me one I say no thank you.  What's wrong with me?
Nothing wrong with your beer taste from where I'm sitting, but I'm going to leave the rest of your question ("what's wrong with me?") alone. :)

It's pretty rare for me to drink a light American lager, they almost never taste good and when they do it has more to do with the situation than the beer.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: bluesman on June 09, 2011, 10:35:02 am
I feel like such a putz.  I don't drink American light lagers.  I don't like them.  I don't care about them.  When people offer me one I say no thank you.  What's wrong with me?
Nothing wrong with your beer taste from where I'm sitting, but I'm going to leave the rest of your question ("what's wrong with me?") alone. :)

It's pretty rare for me to drink a light American lager, they almost never taste good and when they do it has more to do with the situation than the beer.

For me Tom...the right situation is on the lawnmower when it's real hot. A PBR is the good in that situation. YMMV.  :)
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: tschmidlin on June 09, 2011, 10:39:57 am
I feel like such a putz.  I don't drink American light lagers.  I don't like them.  I don't care about them.  When people offer me one I say no thank you.  What's wrong with me?
Nothing wrong with your beer taste from where I'm sitting, but I'm going to leave the rest of your question ("what's wrong with me?") alone. :)

It's pretty rare for me to drink a light American lager, they almost never taste good and when they do it has more to do with the situation than the beer.

For me Tom...the right situation is on the lawnmower when it's real hot. A PBR is the good in that situation. YMMV.  :)
It doesn't usually break 90 around here, and almost never 100F, so it's rarely hot enough for them to taste good.  Plus I walk behind my mower and there's no place to put the beer.  But cracking a wit after mowing works well for me, it just tastes better.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: beersk on June 09, 2011, 10:40:55 am
Agree on the marketing vs beer thing.  I tried PBR for the first time recently.  I ended up staring at the can and thinking, so what gives?  I guess what you are paying for is the marketing, its sort of a fee to assuage the guilt of hipsters who want to drink cheap beer, but want to still feel good about themselves, like there is something really "authentic" or ironically blue collar about PBR.  I personally have no misgivings about this, and would feel comfortable drinking a much less stylish cheap beer were I so inclined to abuse the ol' liver, so the extra expense is wasted for me.

New owners do sound a little trashy, but I don't feel sorry for the old owners.  Business is business, get over your whininess and get another job, build up another beer brand.
It's this attitude that is perpetuating PBR at a "hipster" beer and it makes me angry. I'm not saying I started drinking it before the hipster PBR craze, but I had no idea it had that stigma attached to it, if it did yet, when I started drinking it.  And I'm still pretty young; haven't been drinking beer for much more than 7 years and I started out with good beer for the most part.

I like microbrewed beer a lot, but there ain't nothin' wrong with drinking some blue ribbon from time to time.  My beer consumption is mostly homebrew though.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: jeffy on June 09, 2011, 11:07:09 am
Agree on the marketing vs beer thing.  I tried PBR for the first time recently.  I ended up staring at the can and thinking, so what gives?  I guess what you are paying for is the marketing, its sort of a fee to assuage the guilt of hipsters who want to drink cheap beer, but want to still feel good about themselves, like there is something really "authentic" or ironically blue collar about PBR.  I personally have no misgivings about this, and would feel comfortable drinking a much less stylish cheap beer were I so inclined to abuse the ol' liver, so the extra expense is wasted for me.

New owners do sound a little trashy, but I don't feel sorry for the old owners.  Business is business, get over your whininess and get another job, build up another beer brand.
It's this attitude that is perpetuating PBR at a "hipster" beer and it makes me angry. I'm not saying I started drinking it before the hipster PBR craze, but I had no idea it had that stigma attached to it, if it did yet, when I started drinking it.  And I'm still pretty young; haven't been drinking beer for much more than 7 years and I started out with good beer for the most part.

I like microbrewed beer a lot, but there ain't nothin' wrong with drinking some blue ribbon from time to time.  My beer consumption is mostly homebrew though.

But your avatar makes you look like a hipster.  ;)
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: tschmidlin on June 09, 2011, 11:11:04 am
Agree on the marketing vs beer thing.  I tried PBR for the first time recently.  I ended up staring at the can and thinking, so what gives?  I guess what you are paying for is the marketing, its sort of a fee to assuage the guilt of hipsters who want to drink cheap beer, but want to still feel good about themselves, like there is something really "authentic" or ironically blue collar about PBR.  I personally have no misgivings about this, and would feel comfortable drinking a much less stylish cheap beer were I so inclined to abuse the ol' liver, so the extra expense is wasted for me.

New owners do sound a little trashy, but I don't feel sorry for the old owners.  Business is business, get over your whininess and get another job, build up another beer brand.
It's this attitude that is perpetuating PBR at a "hipster" beer and it makes me angry. I'm not saying I started drinking it before the hipster PBR craze, but I had no idea it had that stigma attached to it, if it did yet, when I started drinking it.  And I'm still pretty young; haven't been drinking beer for much more than 7 years and I started out with good beer for the most part.

I like microbrewed beer a lot, but there ain't nothin' wrong with drinking some blue ribbon from time to time.  My beer consumption is mostly homebrew though.

But your avatar makes you look like a hipster.  ;)
;D

I have to admit, for people I don't personally know their avatar plays a big role in how I picture them.  I have no idea what your avatar is Jeff, but then I know you so it's not as important.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: BrewArk on June 09, 2011, 11:14:21 am
PBR, "BMC" Hamms, Oly, Schlitz, Falstaff, Bergermeister, Lucky, Schaefer, it's all "McSwill" to me.  Even as Bamforth defends the "quality control" :)  
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: gordonstrong on June 09, 2011, 11:20:29 am
I always thought Jeff used to play in the Doobie Brothers.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_W7agN9v2asI/S9WvgbCczFI/AAAAAAAAB2E/c0MIszlOh-E/s1600/jeff+skunk+baxter.jpg)
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: Kit B on June 09, 2011, 11:35:12 am
The only swill I buy on any semi-regular basis are Old Style & Carling Black Label.
Both are brewed under the G. Heileman label.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: denny on June 09, 2011, 11:37:02 am
I always thought Jeff used to play in the Doobie Brothers.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_W7agN9v2asI/S9WvgbCczFI/AAAAAAAAB2E/c0MIszlOh-E/s1600/jeff+skunk+baxter.jpg)

Skunk!
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: denny on June 09, 2011, 11:37:35 am
The only swill I buy on any semi-regular basis are Old Style & Carling Black Label.
Both are brewed under the G. Heileman label.


The closest I get to buying "swill" is Full Sail Session.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: dbeechum on June 09, 2011, 11:38:20 am
Both are brewed under the G. Heileman label.

Which is owned by Pabst and brewed by Miller

And Denny, the full sail session is awesome.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: denny on June 09, 2011, 11:40:12 am
And Denny, the full sail session is awesome.

Yep.  Quite a good summer beer when the heat's on..which around here is maybe one day a year!
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: beersk on June 09, 2011, 01:51:00 pm
Agree on the marketing vs beer thing.  I tried PBR for the first time recently.  I ended up staring at the can and thinking, so what gives?  I guess what you are paying for is the marketing, its sort of a fee to assuage the guilt of hipsters who want to drink cheap beer, but want to still feel good about themselves, like there is something really "authentic" or ironically blue collar about PBR.  I personally have no misgivings about this, and would feel comfortable drinking a much less stylish cheap beer were I so inclined to abuse the ol' liver, so the extra expense is wasted for me.

New owners do sound a little trashy, but I don't feel sorry for the old owners.  Business is business, get over your whininess and get another job, build up another beer brand.
It's this attitude that is perpetuating PBR at a "hipster" beer and it makes me angry. I'm not saying I started drinking it before the hipster PBR craze, but I had no idea it had that stigma attached to it, if it did yet, when I started drinking it.  And I'm still pretty young; haven't been drinking beer for much more than 7 years and I started out with good beer for the most part.

I like microbrewed beer a lot, but there ain't nothin' wrong with drinking some blue ribbon from time to time.  My beer consumption is mostly homebrew though.

But your avatar makes you look like a hipster.  ;)

Aw it does not!  Bill Hicks was an American hero!  Zim zam?
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: Kit B on June 09, 2011, 02:06:14 pm
Both are brewed under the G. Heileman label.

Which is owned by Pabst and brewed by Miller

Correct!
(Unless you can get the Canadian Black Label, which I believe is a is Molson product & far superior.)

I also just found out that Black Label is the official beer of Beer Frisbee!!!
YAY!
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: jeffy on June 09, 2011, 02:11:00 pm
Agree on the marketing vs beer thing.  I tried PBR for the first time recently.  I ended up staring at the can and thinking, so what gives?  I guess what you are paying for is the marketing, its sort of a fee to assuage the guilt of hipsters who want to drink cheap beer, but want to still feel good about themselves, like there is something really "authentic" or ironically blue collar about PBR.  I personally have no misgivings about this, and would feel comfortable drinking a much less stylish cheap beer were I so inclined to abuse the ol' liver, so the extra expense is wasted for me.

New owners do sound a little trashy, but I don't feel sorry for the old owners.  Business is business, get over your whininess and get another job, build up another beer brand.
It's this attitude that is perpetuating PBR at a "hipster" beer and it makes me angry. I'm not saying I started drinking it before the hipster PBR craze, but I had no idea it had that stigma attached to it, if it did yet, when I started drinking it.  And I'm still pretty young; haven't been drinking beer for much more than 7 years and I started out with good beer for the most part.

I like microbrewed beer a lot, but there ain't nothin' wrong with drinking some blue ribbon from time to time.  My beer consumption is mostly homebrew though.

But your avatar makes you look like a hipster.  ;)

Aw it does not!  Bill Hicks was an American hero!  Zim zam?

So that's who that is!  (I had to Google it.)
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: markaberrant on June 09, 2011, 02:15:37 pm
The closest I get to buying "swill" is Full Sail Session.

Full Sail aint available in my neck of the woods, but I agree in principle.  There are so many good, flavourful craft lawnmower beers out there that I see no need whatsoever to drink cheap industrial lagers.  Right now, I have kegs of hefeweizen, pilsner, altbier on tap, and all are under 5% abv, light, crisp and refreshing.

And PBR IS for hipsters - who else would pay more for the same cheap beer but with a retro label on the can?
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: markaberrant on June 09, 2011, 02:19:28 pm
Correct!
(Unless you can get the Canadian Black Label, which I believe is a is Molson product & far superior.)

The first legal case of beer I bought was Carling Black Label in Edmonton, Alberta on my 18th birthday.  That was also the last case of Black Label I bought.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: Kit B on June 09, 2011, 02:22:51 pm
That's a shame.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: majorvices on June 09, 2011, 02:24:21 pm
PBR has been my go-to most of my drinking life. I don't like this. I'm switching to MGD.

All I can say is: BIG FLATS BABY!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: jeffy on June 09, 2011, 02:42:47 pm
My favorite lawn mower beer is Berliner Weisse.  I'm going to make some this weekend.
We can get Full Sail Session here, but it's kinda expensive.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: denny on June 09, 2011, 02:54:48 pm
My favorite lawn mower beer is Berliner Weisse.  I'm going to make some this weekend.
We can get Full Sail Session here, but it's kinda expensive.

Around here it's $10-11 for a 12 pack.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: beersk on June 09, 2011, 03:14:56 pm
PBR has been my go-to most of my drinking life. I don't like this. I'm switching to MGD.

All I can say is: BIG FLATS BABY!!!  ;D
Big Flats is kinda sweet tasting.  CHEAP though.  It's like $2.99 for a six pack here.  Blue Ribbon isn't that sweet tasting.  I like it because it's light, but it's not flavorless like Budlight or Bud.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: bluesman on June 09, 2011, 03:18:08 pm
IMO...PBR is one of the best of the LAL's less Munich Helles and Dortmunder styles.

Good all around lawnmower swill.  :)
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: BrewingRover on June 09, 2011, 03:18:25 pm
The only time I drink the cheap stuff is at a baseball game. But we're getting shortchanged on choice in Chicago. We went to a game at Miller Park in Milwaukee last year and they had all kinds of craft beer choices. I was shocked, given who paid for the naming rights.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: tubercle on June 09, 2011, 04:18:13 pm
PBR has been my go-to most of my drinking life. I don't like this. I'm switching to MGD.

All I can say is: BIG FLATS BABY!!!  ;D

 I wonder if Schaffer is still around here? Used to by it with pocket change ;D
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: dbeechum on June 09, 2011, 04:24:24 pm
It's somewhere, cause it's owned by Pabst as well!
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on June 09, 2011, 04:57:50 pm
I always thought Jeff used to play in the Doobie Brothers.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_W7agN9v2asI/S9WvgbCczFI/AAAAAAAAB2E/c0MIszlOh-E/s1600/jeff+skunk+baxter.jpg)

I got a chance to meet the skunk about 10 years ago when he graced the guitar shop I was working at in Nashville. Far out dude!

As for PBR, it's usually dirt cheap around here. Certainly not any more expensive than other light American swill. I see it often at trendy bars on special (usually $1-2 tallboys).
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: speed on June 09, 2011, 05:01:34 pm
And Denny, the full sail session is awesome.

Yep.  Quite a good summer beer when the heat's on..which around here is maybe one day a year!
wait til i send you my schlitz, you WILL change your mind ;D
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: narvin on June 09, 2011, 05:05:34 pm
So, my avatar is the National Bohemian guy, Mr. Boh.  The brewery in SE Baltimore has long since been converted to offices and luxury condos, but his giant neon face sits atop the building in a nod to the past (one that I see often from my roof deck).  Pabst now owns the brand along with Colt 45 and other National brands and produces the beer God knows where.  It could come out of the same vat as PBR, Old Style, and others as far as I can tell.

 I really have few or no occasions where I drink macro swill, but I'll drink one if I'm eating crabs on a hot summer day.  Pabst recently introduced Natty Boh on draft... even if they are all marketing, Pabst is smart with the brands.


Maybe now that the new management couldn't care less, they'll sell of the rights to some of their smaller brands and some enterprising Baltimore brewer will try to recreate the old recipe.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: bluesman on June 10, 2011, 07:43:59 am
I really have few or no occasions where I drink macro swill, but I'll drink one if I'm eating crabs on a hot summer day.  Pabst recently introduced Natty Boh on draft... even if they are all marketing, Pabst is smart with the brands.

Maryland Blue Claw Crabs and PBR are a really nice combo.  :)
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: denny on June 10, 2011, 08:40:24 am
And Denny, the full sail session is awesome.

Yep.  Quite a good summer beer when the heat's on..which around here is maybe one day a year!
wait til i send you my schlitz, you WILL change your mind ;D

I have absolutely no doubt of that!
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: tonyp on June 10, 2011, 10:31:18 am
I picked up a 12 pack of Olympia 95% Malt in orange cans. It's fairly good, although head retention is not as good as the older recipe. It's sill cheap without marketing hype. Put money in the ingredients and not the marketing department.

ahaha my grandfather used to drink Olympia, I remember the slogan on the can was "Its in the water" and we always joked that the logo should be a picture of a bear standing near the side of a stream facing away from you with his arms crossed infront of him near his waist. ;)
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: tonyp on June 10, 2011, 10:39:41 am
We used to really enjoy Mickey's (http://www.mickeys.com/) on a hot summer day but when they stopped producing the "grenade" wide-mouth barrel bottles we stopped buying it. The puzzles under the cap were fun too.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3390/4628762884_9ca58b3031.jpg)

My wife still has a few 6-packs of the bottles left over, she uses them for flower vases haha.

Tony
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: theoman on June 10, 2011, 12:23:52 pm
In my high school yearbook from my senior year, under my "plans for the future" it says: Music and Mickey's. I didn't stick with either.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: Mark G on June 10, 2011, 12:33:27 pm
We used to really enjoy Mickey's (http://www.mickeys.com/) on a hot summer day but when they stopped producing the "grenade" wide-mouth barrel bottles we stopped buying it. The puzzles under the cap were fun too.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3390/4628762884_9ca58b3031.jpg)

My wife still has a few 6-packs of the bottles left over, she uses them for flower vases haha.

Tony
I'm pretty sure they're still making them. I swear I saw them recently at the local liquor store. Maybe they just stopped distributing in your area?
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: tschmidlin on June 10, 2011, 12:48:07 pm
I've seen the big mouth bottles like above, but it's been years since I saw the grenade ones (with the pull tab cap).
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: tonyp on June 10, 2011, 01:30:22 pm
I've seen the big mouth bottles like above, but it's been years since I saw the grenade ones (with the pull tab cap).

yeah i didnt notice an exact match for the old ones when i was searching
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: tonyp on June 10, 2011, 01:36:13 pm
I just did another search and found this:

(http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.85368298.jpg)

(http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.85368261.jpg)

Those are the original pull-tops, my says she has atleast a case of them in storage!

Tony
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: punatic on June 10, 2011, 04:25:00 pm
We used to really enjoy Mickey's (http://www.mickeys.com/) on a hot summer day but when they stopped producing the "grenade" wide-mouth barrel bottles we stopped buying it. The puzzles under the cap were fun too.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3390/4628762884_9ca58b3031.jpg)

My wife still has a few 6-packs of the bottles left over, she uses them for flower vases haha.

Tony

I went to the Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee, Florida with a friend one time.  We put away nearly a case of Mickey's (Mouse?) Big Mouth in the process.  One of the worst hangovers I've ever had!  Even looking at the bottle makes me queasy to this day.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: jeffy on June 13, 2011, 10:47:09 am
This was in the news today:
Here's how tight the Silicon Valley battle for tech talent has gotten: If you can fill an open engineering position at Hipster, the startup will reward you with $10,000 in cash and a year's supply of PBR beer.

The San Francisco company is looking for three or four local engineers with experience in building Web software and mobile apps -- the exact same skill set hundreds of other tech companies are also seeking. Posting the openings on traditional job sites didn't lead to any promising applicants. Then Hipster co-founder Doug Ludlow wondered, "What if we gave a year's worth of PBR? And it snowballed from there."
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: ccarlson on June 13, 2011, 12:02:23 pm
We used to really enjoy Mickey's (http://www.mickeys.com/) on a hot summer day but when they stopped producing the "grenade" wide-mouth barrel bottles we stopped buying it. The puzzles under the cap were fun too.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3390/4628762884_9ca58b3031.jpg)

My wife still has a few 6-packs of the bottles left over, she uses them for flower vases haha.

Tony

I went to the Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee, Florida with a friend one time.  We put away nearly a case of Mickey's (Mouse?) Big Mouth in the process.  One of the worst hangovers I've ever had!  Even looking at the bottle makes me queasy to this day.

Shake that ass?
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: majorvices on June 13, 2011, 09:05:57 pm
We used to really enjoy Mickey's (http://www.mickeys.com/) on a hot summer day but when they stopped producing the "grenade" wide-mouth barrel bottles we stopped buying it. The puzzles under the cap were fun too.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3390/4628762884_9ca58b3031.jpg)

My wife still has a few 6-packs of the bottles left over, she uses them for flower vases haha.

Tony

I went to the Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee, Florida with a friend one time.  We put away nearly a case of Mickey's (Mouse?) Big Mouth in the process.  One of the worst hangovers I've ever had!  Even looking at the bottle makes me queasy to this day.

I don't think I could ever force myself to drink enough Mickey's to have a hangover - let alone the "worst hangover ever". Gonna need something a little harder, or at least more interesting, for that. Now if there were other substances involved you might want to come clean to save face.  ;)
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: punatic on June 13, 2011, 10:16:41 pm
I don't think I could ever force myself to drink enough Mickey's to have a hangover - let alone the "worst hangover ever". Gonna need something a little harder, or at least more interesting, for that. Now if there were other substances involved you might want to come clean to save face.  ;)

My friend was a very pretty blond Texican.  There was some pakalolo involved, and she liked my custom van.  It's hard to remember for sure, but I believe there was some face-time in there too...   ;) 
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: ccarlson on June 14, 2011, 06:30:19 am
I used to enjoy Mickeys and I still enjoy a cold Pabst now and then. When I first started brewing I got a little snobbish about beer, but after a few comments from my wife and others about looking down my nose, I decided that I didn't want to be "that" person.

Those beers took me though high school/college and good times were had. To knock them would be like knocking old friends.
Title: Re: Pabst
Post by: dzlater on June 17, 2011, 04:36:36 am
I used to enjoy Mickeys and I still enjoy a cold Pabst now and then. When I first started brewing I got a little snobbish about beer, but after a few comments from my wife and others about looking down my nose, I decided that I didn't want to be "that" person.

Those beers took me though high school/college and good times were had. To knock them would be like knocking old friends.

I kind of went through the same thing.
And sometimes one of those "old friends" is just what the situation calls for.