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Pittsburgh bar to ban Sam Adams

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ktblue22, May 30, 2013.

  1. I'm a Bruins fan and I'm quite fine with this move. As they say in hockey, Sam Adams "lost an edge" with their recent (terrible) commercial of average people in Raleigh, NC who had their "beer" secretly replaced with Samuel Adams Boston Lager. At least Bud Light commercials are sometimes funny. This was 30 seconds of wasted everything.

    p.s., I love the exitorial note at the end of the article. So true.
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  2. willbm3

    willbm3 Savant (390) Massachusetts Feb 19, 2010

    Has Menino made a public statement about the series yet? Is he still the mayor even? Maybe something about "Cheerah", "Maushand," "luckik," and "Burgeran?" God I'm gonna miss that bumbling idiot.

  3. The one and only politician I've ever enjoyed listening to.
  4. willbm3

    willbm3 Savant (390) Massachusetts Feb 19, 2010

    For the laughs, I hope...
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  5. StubFaceJoe

    StubFaceJoe Advocate (530) Colorado Nov 24, 2011

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  6. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Savant (390) Pennsylvania Jan 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    I hate the Penguins and I'm not from Pittsburgh (I'm outside Philly) but I feel like I should post this as they make amazing beer. God I actually feel dirty sticking up for Pitt....


    Church Brew Works.
  7. hopsputin

    hopsputin Advocate (710) New Jersey Apr 1, 2012 Verified

    everyones just lucky the Devils decided to improve their golf game this year
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  8. CantorMan891

    CantorMan891 Zealot (80) Indiana Oct 28, 2012

    Actually, as a Hawks fan, I WIN.
  9. terrapinfan88

    terrapinfan88 Savant (320) Virginia Nov 15, 2009

    I almost didn't resent that until I read go Browns... Get auta taun
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  10. tzieser

    tzieser Advocate (585) Arizona Nov 21, 2006

    Riiiight, because making fun of Crosby's crybaby antics is as low as making fun of a guy that's permanently disabled with post-concussion syndrome from a blindside hit.....at least Sidney will be able to play hockey and live his life normally again.

    Maybe we can call it Cooke's Massive Vagina? Or maybe Mario's Beer of Shameless Hyprocriticism?
  11. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Advocate (700) Pennsylvania Nov 4, 2008 Verified

    If the majority of my friends weren't Penguins fans and my Broncos didn't have a track record of dumping the Steelers the last few years, I'd totally have forgotten that Pittsburgh existed. The best thing in that city is the bridge out of town.
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  12. ktblue22

    ktblue22 Aficionado (230) Vermont Feb 15, 2013

    You're from Texas. I don't get it.
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  13. Premo88

    Premo88 Champion (855) Texas Jun 6, 2010 Verified

    Yankees never do ... :)
  14. tikk

    tikk Advocate (610) New York Apr 15, 2007 Beer Trader

    That is no mumbles, he would speak on rooting for Pierre Margerahn. I miss that punchline. Was this thread about beer?

    Oh Sam Adams cherry wheat was the first non macro for me....
  15. Geno78

    Geno78 Aficionado (215) Ohio Apr 1, 2010

    Because rioting is a fair comparison with playfully banning a beer from your bar for a week and a half.
  16. ktblue22

    ktblue22 Aficionado (230) Vermont Feb 15, 2013

    Damn I feel so bed for you midwestern states. So butthurt about not having a NHL team to get drunk and riot about. Move to Vancouver and figure it out people!

  17. Or the cultural/art centers that have developed around town the past decade. Or the highly regarded colleges it has that have kicked off a nice little youth movement here. Or all the white collar jobs that have shown up alongside the blue collar ones the past decade, which is why the recession never even touched ground here. And yes, there's the sports culture too. Let's judge a city by decades old stereotypes that haven't been true since Clinton was President everyone!
  18. ktblue22

    ktblue22 Aficionado (230) Vermont Feb 15, 2013

    Hey I was born in MA but moved to VT for the beer! ;-)
  19. ktblue22

    ktblue22 Aficionado (230) Vermont Feb 15, 2013

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  20. I'm fully expecting Lost Abbey to make a Cooke tribute beer called Deliberance. Or Iginla Indian Giver Pale Ale.
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  21. Heh. Well played. Cheers...
  22. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Advocate (700) Pennsylvania Nov 4, 2008 Verified

    I think I'm falling in love with you.
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  23. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Advocate (705) Pennsylvania Jan 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    Anyone who says Pittsburgh doesn't have good local beer has clearly never had an ice cold "iron". Or as its pronounced locally "Arhn"
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  24. l bought a Rivertown 6 pack with the fancy new ring.. when I pulled one off the entire top of the can pulled off and sprayed all over the inside of the car. Tru story... Don't buy the babbling blond can's.
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  25. BryanK

    BryanK Savant (305) New York Nov 27, 2010

    If I owned a Bar in my hometown of Buffalo, and the Bills were playing the Patriots in the playoffs.......id prolly do the same exact thing... without a doubt
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  26. Buxas

    Buxas Zealot (90) Pennsylvania Feb 14, 2013

    What's a 'Hawks'. I don't see that team in the NHL.
  27. Buxas

    Buxas Zealot (90) Pennsylvania Feb 14, 2013

    Both teams have Black and Gold as their colors. A team wearing black and gold will win the series.
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  28. I'd much rather drink East End than SamAdams anyways.
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  29. Boston bans Ben Roethlisberger from entering city limits.

    They weren't even aware of the Sam Adams thing in Pittsburgh. This is just a good idea for any city.
  30. I'm sure this bar will make a ton of money with this clever promotion, so good for them. We don't want them crying in "our" beer anyway.
  31. meb3476

    meb3476 Savant (475) Massachusetts Apr 1, 2013 Beer Trader

    Lucky S.O.Bs!
  32. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Is this the same Sam Adams that's brewed everywhere but in MA?
  33. I think you forgot the second "M" in "Maushmand". "Graubauski" and "Wekler" approve of this comment.
  34. DavoleBomb

    DavoleBomb Advocate (670) Pennsylvania Mar 29, 2008 Beer Trader

    BBC has taken too strong a liking to making adult fruit drinks nowadays anyway.
  35. I'm assuming you're referring to Iron City, right?
  36. joeebbs

    joeebbs Savant (360) Pennsylvania Apr 29, 2009

    This probably goes well with playing golf or singing karaoke...things that Giroux is probably doing right now.
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  37. The Mets just swept the Yankees!:)

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  38. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Savant (430) Minnesota Apr 23, 2007

    I want to go there, just to order a glass of Boston Lager, and throw a fit until they serve it to me, or I get kicked out of the bar (probably what will happen).

    But seriously, what's the point of that stupid ban? Tradition?
  39. With all the free press that bar, and Sam Adams are getting I'm surprised more places don't do it. I've seen this story on multiple news sites and on local news.

    Also, if a Boston bar wanted to annoy Pittsburgh fans the right response wouldn't be banning beer from Pittsburgh, it would be to ban beer from the Philly area and then claim to not know the difference.
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  40. Iron City 4 the win!!! ... oh wait, damn, they're not even there anymore.