I picked up some of the OLD TANKARD a few weeks ago and really liked it. Greg D. is really doing a bang up job with some of the legacy brews and my hat is off to him. The Ballantine IPA has been pretty decent even though it is not much like the original brew I consumed so much of starting in the late '60s...different hops, considerably less aroma, and he apparently chose not to use the original yeast strain either...but it is still a very nicely balanced brew that's considerably better than a lot of what is out there today. The re-introduction of the Burton Ale was a big surprise and a very solid brew. That's one I definitely hope becomes a regular winter offering.
I like the new direction Pabst seems to be taking and I hope the OLD TANKARD becomes more widely available (I have yet to see it on draft anywhere here in NJ).
It's really good to see a big brewer making a solid effort to make distinctive, quality brews...and succeeding so well at it.