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Offline chumley

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Old Tankard Ale
« on: June 01, 2016, 10:35:12 PM »


I saw this in the store the other day, and immediately picked it up when I saw it was brewed by Pabst.

Adios, craft ale.  This macro-brewed ale is the real deal. As the website states:  Utilizing the original Brewer’s Log recipe from 1937, this historic American Ale will be sure to satisfy today’s Craft centric millennial consumer. Brewed with 2-row, imported Cara-Munich and Cara-Aroma malts with Nugget, Liberty, Willamette and Cascade hops, this classic American Ale exhibits the fruitiness and maltiness of an extra special bitter.

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Re: Old Tankard Ale
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2016, 10:43:56 PM »
I'm not surprised given the Ballantine beers they are putting out. The Burton Ale is phenomenal. I'll be looking for this.

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Re: Old Tankard Ale
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2016, 10:45:56 PM »
Sounds good. I'll be looking for it. Thanks Chumley.
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Re: Old Tankard Ale
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2016, 01:18:04 AM »
More good macro beer isn't a bad thing if it's from a reasonable company. I'll keep an eye open for it.

I really want to try the Ballantine IPA but I've yet to see any that's even close to being fresh down here.
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Re: Old Tankard Ale
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2016, 01:26:25 AM »
I had some Ballantine IPA recently. Also great.

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Re: Old Tankard Ale
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2016, 02:50:10 AM »
Pabst is now suing MillerCoors for breach of contract. Apparently MC brewed most of the Pabst out of their Eden, NC brewery which they are closing. MC wants almost triple to keep up brewing the Pabst products.

Hard to know where the real truth lies in all this but it seems like this beer may be harder to find in the near future.

http://m.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/historic-brewing-names-pabst-millercoors-locked-in-legal-battle-b99718685z1-378270571.html

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Re: Old Tankard Ale
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2016, 01:26:45 PM »
Maybe Pabst should actually brew beer...
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Re: Old Tankard Ale
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2016, 11:12:25 PM »
I had some of this a couple of weeks ago and thought it was good.
I'll buy it again.
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Re: Old Tankard Ale
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2016, 01:26:57 AM »
Maybe Pabst should actually brew beer...
Novel idea :)

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Re: Old Tankard Ale
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2016, 10:24:26 AM »
Maybe Pabst should actually brew beer...
Novel idea :)

Isn't that exactly what they are doing here?
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Re: Old Tankard Ale
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2016, 12:05:19 PM »
Isn't that exactly what they are doing here?
Did you see the post earlier in the thread about Pabst losing their ability to contract brew with MillerCoors?

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Re: Old Tankard Ale
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2016, 05:44:51 PM »
Sorry I didn't read that.
Now I get get it.


Isn't that exactly what they are doing here?
Did you see the post earlier in the thread about Pabst losing their ability to contract brew with MillerCoors?
Dan S. from NJ

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Re: Old Tankard Ale
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2016, 11:37:57 PM »
More good macro beer isn't a bad thing if it's from a reasonable company. I'll keep an eye open for it.

I really want to try the Ballantine IPA but I've yet to see any that's even close to being fresh down here.

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Re: Old Tankard Ale
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2016, 11:53:50 PM »
Derek, when I had it last year, it was 6 months old and still tasty. It was the last sixer on the shelf and I have not seen it again. I enjoyed what I bought but I want to try some fresher to see the difference
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Re: Old Tankard Ale
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2016, 12:05:09 AM »
Derek, when I had it last year, it was 6 months old and still tasty. It was the last sixer on the shelf and I have not seen it again. I enjoyed what I bought but I want to try some fresher to see the difference
Nice, Frank! I've not seen any around here.