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  1. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (238) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

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  2. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,424) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    So, a light Malt Liquor like Mickey's? That could be okay.
     
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  3. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,440) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    They've got a ways to go, but I guess they're trying to catch up to AB's "Budweiser family" line extensions.
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    And that's not counting the PBR Light and the PBR 5.9% brewed by Sleeman in Canada.

    (I guess PBR is one of their lone bright spots, esp. now that Not Your Father's/Mother's FMB's are crashing).

    No Pabst Blue Ribbon Ale revival yet?(Just as well, MC can't brew a decent American-style ale. Or maybe they just can't do it for the money Pabst is willing to pay them).
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  4. cid71

    cid71 Initiate (104) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey

    Sounds like bud light platinum
     
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  5. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,318) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Why don't they cut to the chase and call it "Imperial PBR"?

    A little low for an Imperial, but works.
     
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  6. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,735) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Sounds good to me, PBR is about as easy drinking as a beer can possibly get.
     
  7. HopsAreDaMan

    HopsAreDaMan Defender (659) Jul 28, 2015 Missouri
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    I have been thinking this for years, but never said anything, until now.

    I sincerely appreciate the images/pictures you find and post.

    Thank you for all of your efforts. :slight_smile:
     
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  8. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,083) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    As long as it doesn't smell like Bud Light Platinum. :nauseated_face:
     
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  9. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,223) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Yup and with this being released soon it will be fresh. I will definitely be checking this out when I see it.
     
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  10. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,735) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Me too, one thing that’s absolutely certain is that it will not suck.
     
  11. muck1979

    muck1979 Initiate (135) Jul 3, 2005 Minnesota

    So just regular high-gravity-brewed PBR that isn't diluted?
     
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  12. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (357) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Got a sample. It’s dangerous. I think people are going to like it.
     
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  13. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,440) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Yeah, who knows? While the geekery is ridiculing the websites of AB's and MC's listing of their ingredients and mocking AB's "corn syrup" ads, Pabst (Contract) Brewing Co. offers nothing of the kind and yet maintains it's "hip" image for many.

    Check out the Pabst Blue Ribbon website - lots of articles about PBR "art" and a large online store for PBR hats, sweatsocks, golf tees and Jenga games - but if you didn't know it already you'd have no idea that Pabst Blue Ribbon is a beer, much less any info on it.

    Then there's this headline about the tiny brewery they opened in a building in the former 5.5M bbl. Milwaukee facility they closed in the 1990s:
    "Brewery made beers".
    What does that even mean? That's the best they could come up with?

    [Bartender, pointing to tap handles]: "Hey, see these beers here? Yup, made in a brewery!"

    Maybe they mean they were made in their brewery, unlike +99% of the 5 million barrels of beer they sell, brewed at MillerCoors or City or other companies' breweries?

    A previous version of their site had a description of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer that read like a parody:
     
  14. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,901) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    "original brewery made beers". That is the way I read it (i.e., their brewery) but I am confident that you will comment that it is not really their "original" brewery.

    Cheers!
     
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  15. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,511) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I will snag some to check it out, curious how people will react to this one.
     
  16. einhorn

    einhorn Aspirant (277) Nov 3, 2005 California

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but PBR prices have skyrocketed as of lately. Used to be a solid $8.99 12pk now I'm seeing it at $12.99.
     
  17. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,511) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Here in AZ at TW its 18 cans for $13.99.
     
  18. John_M

    John_M Moderator (6,299) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    My thought as well, but without the misleading "light" description on the label. That being said, if it's anything like BLP otherwise, I'll be avoiding this latest batch from PBR like the plague.
     
  19. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (4,823) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Minneapolis 24PK of Pabst 12OZ can's ...$14
     
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  20. joerooster

    joerooster Initiate (27) May 15, 2018 Virginia

    I really like PBR but not sure I'll buy this, at 6.5% it's a bit too heavy to session and if I'm just going to drink 1 beer, I'd rather have something with a bit more flavor. 5.5% would be better IMO.
     
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  21. ypsifly

    ypsifly Meyvn (1,037) Sep 22, 2004 Michigan

    Michigan has had it for about a month. My first impression was a poorly cobbled together Marzen that turns into a sweet AAL as you get to the bottom of the glass.
     
  22. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,026) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    I thought the APA was actually a pretty decent beverage for the $$$. *shrugs*

    Maybe it's because my expectations were "This is gonna be basura." and it turned out to be "okay".
     
  23. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,735) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Well it’s PBR, if you want the lower abv it’s available.
     
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  24. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,440) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Or, why not just resurrect Pabst's BIG CAT MALT LIQUOR?
    [​IMG]
    Other than because no one remembers it (or, those who did died in jail)?
     
  25. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,424) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Lol. Heard of it but never saw it. :slight_frown:
    Jaguar or Leopard?
     
  26. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,144) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Added it to my list of stuff to try.
     
  27. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,735) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Never heard of it, but I love the can.
     
  28. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,223) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Going shopping for this tomorrow or err today :wink:
     
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  29. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,223) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Picked up some today. A very decent beer for the price. The flavor is good and I don't pick up any offensive flavors. Some sweet malts and a crisp finish. Definitely not malt liquor.
     
  30. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,511) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    What was your cost?
     
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  31. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,223) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Not 100% sure because I didn't get a recite, and I'm not 100% sure what the DFH super 8 ran me.. but I am going to say anywhere from $8-$12 dollars for a 12 pack of cans.
     
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  32. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,511) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    OK, thanks :beers: I was figuring it to be around that, not a bad price at all.

    Might be a solid summer beer from the sounds of it.
    Cheers
     
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  33. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,424) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Saw an ad from one of the local beer stores. $6.49 a 6pack.
     
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  34. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (780) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I'm sort of interested, but at the same time, I don't understand what the target for this is (Ice beer drinkers?). What is appealing about PBR, Hamm's, High Life, etc. to me is that you can drink several of them and not get drunk. I'll probably give it a try because I enjoy PBR quite a bit, but I doubt it'll supplant the good ol' standard Blue Ribbon for me.

    I would rather see them go full, genuine German Helles or a Classic American Pilsner instead. I think they have the capabilities to do both of those very well.
     
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  35. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,223) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Making a pils or helles would be playing themselves. This is true Pabst, you can drink a few of these and not get drunk the abv is 6.5% it is stronger but it's not outrageous.
     
  36. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (780) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I would love and buy the Hell out of a good Helles or Pils from them, and I'm sure others would, too. It doesn't matter about what-ifs, though, because it likely won't happen.

    I can easily drink many 6-8% beers and not get drunk, but it's not usually a pleasant session because beers that ABV are usually heavy to me. I prefer to be drinking 5% or less these days, and the closer to 4% (or even better, 3%), the better.
     
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  37. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,901) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Preach!

    Cheers!
     
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  38. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,563) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I'd actually be really interested, if that's what it is.
     
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  39. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (780) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I thought of you when I typed it, but I really would love if they'd do one. I bet it would be great.
     
  40. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,901) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    It would be great if they indeed brewed this beer like an American brewer would circa 1900 - highly hopped and limited amount of adjuncts.

    In the past I have advocated that a regional brewery make a beer such as this (e.g., Genesee, Yuengling,...) but needless to say no luck.

    A very small regional brewery (PA and eastern OH) does brew a beer like this: Straub 1872 Lager but needless to say it has limited distribution and availability of Straub beer in the Philly area has been problematic of late. I discussed this beer in a New Beer Sunday thread:

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/new-beer-sunday-week-678.559974/#post-5884158

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    Cheers!