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(Detroit Free Press)   Guinness buys Pabst!   ( divider line
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3894 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Nov 2001 at 8:11 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-11-27 08:16:09 AM  
mmmmm. PBR in a bottle = quite drinkable.
2001-11-27 08:18:02 AM  
Eewww. Smirnoff Ice. Bad for you. Gives you monster hangovers.
2001-11-27 08:18:21 AM  
So what's guinness going to do with 10 million gallons of urine?
2001-11-27 08:18:47 AM  
Give it all to bums.
2001-11-27 08:36:16 AM  
There goes the neighborhood...

PBR bar bottles rock. Not only are they inexpensive, but they have the blue ribbon dangling from the neck.

I hope their reputation doesn't get soiled by the association with Guinness.
2001-11-27 08:38:36 AM  
My faith in humanity is withering away like a rose being choked off by a kudzu vine in the sunlight... THE PAIN, THE ANGUISH, THE ANGST!!!!!!!!
2001-11-27 08:39:51 AM  
Try reading the article. Guinness just bought an old, shut down brewery that Pabst abandoned. They did not buy Pabst.
2001-11-27 08:48:50 AM  
I love when the seedy little bars here and even The Shelter downtown have $1 PBR, man do you hate yourself in the morning, but it's a cheap buzz.
2001-11-27 08:52:59 AM  
Pabst is a "Virtual Brewer" now...

Guess that's why I was only "Virtually Drunk" last weekend...

2001-11-27 08:54:23 AM  
I dunno why, but I cant say "Pabst" without a little piece of spittle flying out of my mouth.
2001-11-27 09:05:31 AM  
Awww the Blue Ribbon (that they won in 1912). Can't knock it too much, because it still goes for $2.69 for a 12 pack.
2001-11-27 09:21:11 AM  
Can't beat Beast for cheap beer. Not even PBR.
2001-11-27 09:30:46 AM  
heh, when I opened up the article in a new window, the tab said "Guiness buys Pabst for $29..."
2001-11-27 09:31:06 AM  
Frank Booth: "'Heineken'? fark that shiat! 'Pabst Blue Ribbon'!"
2001-11-27 09:33:26 AM  
Plain and simple. PBR is the best cheap beer there is. When people talk about the taste of "beer", they're talking about the Ribbon. You can't deny it.
Gives the worst hangover too.
2001-11-27 09:34:21 AM  
Let's see... Good beer manufacturer buy closed plant of shiatty beer manufacturer (hence the fact that it's closed) to brew shiatty malt beverage. Isn't one brand of Zima enough? Dang. If only they were brewing more Guiness there...
2001-11-27 09:34:38 AM  
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Won best tasting american light beer award in 1999. Plus it leaves a nutty flavor in your mouth.
2001-11-27 09:40:00 AM  
You guys would be surprised. Pabst has been enjoying something of a resurgence in popularity - something along the lines of an underground cult beer. Young 20 somethings are drinking it as an alternative to the big names and also to get away from the percieved frilliness of the microbrews (who really wants raspberry beer?).

I sell a load of it in my bar and the distributor came over to find out what I am doing to promote it. I told him I got rid of all the microbrews and crap beer (Icehouse, Killians, etc... Blech!).

I do sell Smirnoff Ice, its drinkable and an alternative to beer and liquor. I do NOT sell Zima.
2001-11-27 09:52:35 AM  
Having drank Pabst (as well as anything else cheap) as a young man when I couldn't afford better, I would be surprised by any gains in its popularity. Granted, I haven't had any since the days I had to choose between food or beer (college). Maybe (against all odds) being farmed out to Miller has been good for it. Of course to each his own, I mean even Sheaffer's and Hamm's had (have?) devotees.
2001-11-27 09:53:45 AM  
Shaftman3, they won that mofo back in 1888. nothing satifies like a tall, cool Peeber longneck in the summertime. I wish we could get Pabst 40's here in vegas.
2001-11-27 09:56:22 AM  
Call me when they start selling Smithwicks in America.
2001-11-27 09:56:40 AM  
Exclusive photo of men hard at work making pabst blue ribbon beer!

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2001-11-27 09:58:25 AM  
FB, yeah yeah yeah, i'm just glad there was no dick in that photo.
2001-11-27 10:10:51 AM  
jestyr, here's a schaeffer devotee right here.
2001-11-27 10:22:24 AM  
for pure pain, there can be only one choice:

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2001-11-27 10:37:51 AM  
Make mine Sapporo!
2001-11-27 10:38:25 AM  
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2001-11-27 10:39:45 AM  
Last time, I swear...

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2001-11-27 10:44:33 AM  
I think PBR is one classy brew. There is something empowering about ordering when your out with a bunch of suit and tie posers after they order their Sam Adams & Pete's Wicked. It's an honest beer with no pretenses like Bud & the Beast.
Check out AltCulture's">PBR entry:
"American beer brand, synonymous with nitrous oxide-induced patriotism since Dennis Hopper, playing Frank Booth in the 1986 film Blue Velvet, uttered the immortal words, "Heineken? fark that shiat! Pabst Blue Ribbon!" The beer also had a high profile in 1995's Palookaville and the Steve Buscemi-directed Trees Lounge (1996). Though not made in the original Pabst brewery (built 1844) since 1996, the brand as an independent entity just squeaked into the new millennium, when it was announced that production would be transferred to Miller Brewing."
2001-11-27 10:50:02 AM  

Yes. Everybody that enjoys more expensice, more flavorful or darker beers is an elitest poser. They just drink that beer to be cool. That must be it.
2001-11-27 11:07:06 AM  
I don't think everyone is but many are. You should see the geeks who come in and compare the aroma and flavor of beer. They use highly affected voices and act so pretentious. These same geeks couldn't tell a Rothschild from Ripple. It's all a bunch of crap. On the other hand there are those who truly enjoy superior beer and can tell a huge difference between them. These guys generally just order the best and enjoy it without a lot of show.

It reminds me of the cigar craze when everyone ran out and bought whatever was the most expensive in the humidor and thought it was the best. Little guys with HUGE stogeys coming out of their mouths (kinda made me uncomfortable - ya know?).

Personally I like crap beer and my friends give me hell about it. They make beer and throw parties and everyone raves about it. They're my friends so they keep a bunch of Miller Lite in the fridge for me.

Not a rant, just observation.
2001-11-27 11:11:25 AM  
Out Of Bounds,

They may seem pretentious or snobby to you, but there are actually people that enjoy comparing/contrasting and sampling beers.
2001-11-27 11:12:26 AM  
Everybody is right. Everybody is wrong. Lets just drink the beer and shut the potato up. Geez people even have to argue about BEER now? What is this world coming to....
2001-11-27 11:22:29 AM  
I am not disagreeing with you. I agree.
My previous post -
"On the other hand there are those who truly enjoy superior beer and can tell a huge difference between them. These guys generally just order the best and enjoy it without a lot of show. "

I just find the wannabees repugnant. Those are the ones who only know what they read last week and consider themselves experts. These guys talk about the hint of wheat or hops and yet, don't know what bottom fermentation is or that Lager comes from it.
2001-11-27 11:27:20 AM  
Out Of Bounds,

I understand. It's just the hillbillys that only drink piss water American lager and think that anybody that drinks anything else is a faggot or a eurotrash businessman get on my nerves.
2001-11-27 11:30:17 AM  

2001-11-27 11:31:16 AM  
I wish Guinness brewed coffee.
2001-11-27 11:32:38 AM  
True story.
Hillbillies in dirty overalls came in and ordered Busch beer.
"we don't sell Busch"
Then they ordered Busch in a bottle.
"we don't sell Busch"
Then they ordered Bud draft.
"we don't sell Bud draft"
Then they ordered a Bud bottle.
"That's $2.75"
The guy looks at me and hands me $1.75.
"That's $3.25 with tip included"
They paid for the one round and left.

*laughter ensues*
2001-11-27 11:46:51 AM  
Out Of Bounds,

I think that story plays out countless times in bars all over America, daily.
2001-11-27 11:53:35 AM  

I can't believe no one did this before now.
2001-11-27 12:03:34 PM  
[Barney walks out of the Detox center into the Retox center]
Barney: Hey Moe, what'll you give me for an A. A. Chip?
Moe: Uh, Barney, this is a five minute chip. Ehh, it's worth a Pabst. [draws him one]
2001-11-27 12:13:41 PM  
I LOVE BEER. I like Newcastle the best mmmmmmmm. Down South, I like Shiner bock.... Red Hook is good... up here in Massachusetts they have Harpoon IPA......... YUM! It all tastes so good.
2001-11-27 12:21:11 PM  
i like Sheaf from down under, a stout that makes you feel like you've just been slapped, better than guiness in my opinion. but really i'm happy with almost any beer 'cept bud and natural ice.
2001-11-27 12:22:53 PM  
I wish Guinness brewed coffee.

It's your lucky day. Or at least it would be if I could find my recipe for coffee porter...mmmmmm. Great beer, it got you REALLY drunk but had just enough caffiene in it to keep you awake.
2001-11-27 12:25:07 PM  
Come to the Virgin Islands and drink the only draft beer available on island with me.

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2001-11-27 12:35:56 PM  
worst beer on the face of the earth: IRON CITY
2001-11-27 12:38:40 PM  
I gotta admit it, PBR scares the shiat out of me, and I'm a Bud drinker.
2001-11-27 12:39:18 PM  
Out of Bounds:

I knew a guy who wouldn't shut up about "kind" beer. He talked it 24/7, when we went to the liquor store he'd have a comment about every variety of the "kind" and would "rather drink one good beer than 12 shiatty ones," blah effing blah.

Of course, he's the one I often found at home alone sunk into his 16th Old Milwakee by 4pm on Saturday. "Oh, uhhhhh, someone left them here, I was bored so..." blah effing blah.

People should drink what they like....... unless it's Smirnoff Ice.
2001-11-27 12:40:54 PM  
hey, I'm a redneck.
I like good beer.

Right now my favorite is Bitburger, but the damn store is always out of it. I think maybe one other guy in the state is buying it when they get it. Must kill him so I can have it all.

I hate pisswater beers, or any beer that seems light. I like flavor, I like a little bit of bitter, and I hate waking up the next day with a headache after only drinking a sixpack.
2001-11-27 12:46:23 PM  
When I was in the Army we would all drink Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull.. God it was awful! But we all drank it because it tasted the same hot or cold. We would smuggle it in our ammo carriers on the armored personnel carriers and drink it in the blazing desert. It's called conditioning - just not what the first Sergeant had in mind.
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