I heard a great PBR conversation today

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  1. black13

    black13 Disciple (309) Apr 11, 2010 Oregon
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    I work in a hospital and while walking the hall today heard a couple people talking about a bar in Portland that was recently renovated. This person was going on about how it was refurbished and how nice it was. I've been to this bar, and it's much nicer than it used to be, but nothing special. Anyway, the last thing I heard him say as I walked away was "and they even have Pabst Blue Ribbon on tap". I have nothing against BMC beers, but thought it was great that he had to say the words rather than just PBR. Must make it a better beer.
  2. CMUbrew

    CMUbrew Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 Michigan

    I like Pabst Blue Ribbon
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  3. jcc0007

    jcc0007 Initiate (0) May 4, 2010 Alabama

    So you find it funny that he said Pabst Blue Ribbon instead of PBR, or that he liked that they had it on tap?

    There is a bar I used to go to that had very good beer on tap, but they also used to have PBR on tap. They also had good bands on some weekends. When I was at that bar for a band, I would drink the PBR draft, because it was 1$ a pint. When I am there to see a band, and not to drink good beer, and I have already paid a cover, 1$ PBR pints were pretty damn awesome. No need to pay 7 bucks or more for a beer when I am only drinking it to get drunk and listen to music. If I came there on a night without a band, it would be a different story.
  4. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,327) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Ya know...Dennis Hopper never abbreviated it. "Heineken?!! Fuck that shit- Pabst Blue Ribbon!!!" Anyone who says PBR is just a freakin' poseur. Kinda what you're getting at, I guess...
  5. JHamm

    JHamm Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2009 Delaware
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    Somewhat like "Ya know" and "Kinda" and "freakin" right? lol (or laughing out loud). No, seriously, lol.
  6. Geno78

    Geno78 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2010 Ohio

    It did win a blue ribbon.
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  7. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 Missouri

    I can remember drinking Pabst from a waxed paper cup at a great drinking bar (Kelly's in KC). The stuff always tore me up.
  8. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Devotee (443) Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
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    I find this thread amusing. Mostly because I just got back from a bar that had two 16 oz PBRs for $3. Of course I had to order them because the rest of the selection wasn't any better. Until then I haven't had Pabst's in years.
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  9. IceAce

    IceAce Champion (874) Jan 8, 2004 California

    Just out of curiosity, what part of BMC is PBR?

    (JessKidden, this is a rhetorical question so give me some space!)
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  10. NEO68710

    NEO68710 Initiate (93) Mar 6, 2006 Washington

    I like Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) it tastes better than most American Adjunct Lagers and you can't beat the price. I say it both ways but mostly PBR because I've got no time to waste! :wink:
  11. bobbidylan

    bobbidylan Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2010 Florida

    us from the south say PBR.it would be hard to call all the southern states beer drinkers poseurs? i like a PBR from now and than just like anybody else.we have bars doen here that sell it for a dollar a 16oz can..but it is funny to here people talk about how great the beer is.. let me tell you alot of people from the south still dont know what craft beer is..
  12. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I thought as a member of this site we were required to use as many acronyms as possible, or has this policy changed?
  13. chcfan

    chcfan Devotee (466) Oct 29, 2008 California

    I know what you're getting at and I'm pretty sure the answer is that "BMC" pretty much means "any adjunct lager made in the US" on BA these days. I prefer AAL unless specifically talking about the actual companies AB-Inbev and or Miller Cuurs, but I can't control what terms others use.
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  14. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,327) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Nothing really meant by it, it was just a cheap excuse to get in a Blue Velvet reference. Sorry if I caused any offense.
  15. LiquidTable

    LiquidTable Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 Michigan

    An important side note is that PBR is all malt-no corn or rice...it's actually true to the original recipe, as opposed to the rest of the "bmc" and retro beers (even Schlitz Gusto is more than 15% corn).
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  16. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,270) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Better let Pabst know that- they think Miller uses corn syrup in the recipe...

    The Pabst Blue Ribbon recipe isn't even the same one as the 1980's, much less the turn of the 20th century "Pabst Select" which evolved into the "Blue Ribbon" brand.

    Schlitz "Gusto" claims only to be a recreation of the 1960's Schlitz recipe- it makes no claims of being all-malt, which very few US beers were at that time.
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  17. ChefBergo

    ChefBergo Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2011 Illinois

    Don't really have anything against BMC drinkers but PBR always did tear up my stomach. If I want to feel like that again I'll eat a couple greasy-undercooked cheeseburgers and drink some stale milk. :astonished:
  18. LiquidTable

    LiquidTable Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 Michigan

    Hmm...if this is the case, a lot of craft brewers who use pbr as a fallback will be bummed. I am interested in hearing more about this. Can you provide a link?
    And regarding Schlitz, maybe I just didn't expand enough on my thought. I have had many tell me that the new/old version is the "original" and all malt recipe. I am aware that's not the case. If I remember the competitors sellsheet I ripped off a few years back, I believe it was 84% malt for Schlitz, vs 71% for Bud. (again, those figures are approximated based on my memory...)
  19. MaxSpang

    MaxSpang Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2011 Ohio
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    You mean to tell me hipsters in Portland drink Pabst Blue Ribbon? No way!!
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  20. Tut

    Tut Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2004 New York

    Anyone who drinks PBR is just a freakin' poseur.
  21. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,270) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Click on the quote for the link to the official Pabst Blue Ribbon website at http://pabstblueribbon.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/product-information/

    Best/Pabst was using adjuncts by the 1870's for some of their beers, long before the Select/Blue Ribbon became their flagship brand - so it's doubtful PBR was ever "all malt".
  22. slangtruth

    slangtruth Initiate (98) Jan 8, 2012 Massachusetts

    I drank it before it was cool. No, really. I pretty much drank Pabst nightly from the late 70s through the early 90s. I'm sure it's not then what it is now, havn't had any in many years but I've got nothing against it. I blame the Allman Brothers (see the back of the "Live at Fillmore East" LP cover).
  23. LiquidTable

    LiquidTable Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 Michigan

    Interesting. Thanks for the info! I stand corrected.
  24. neophilus

    neophilus Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    I am glad in my area the PBR craze is slowly being replaced by tallboy cans of Narragansett for $3.
  25. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (1,401) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    Well, I see where he's coming from...

    I like to tell people I love to drink Kentucky Bourbon Stout, instead of KBS. Makes it sound more delicious and warranted of the longer regal name.

  26. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    I drink PBR pitchers when I bowl. Better than the new $4 BL Platinums they are trying to push!

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  27. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,270) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Well, the album was recorded the same year that Pabst opened their new multi-million barrel brewery in Pabst (now, that's a coincidence! :wink:), GA- only the second post-Repeal brewery in the state. So the guys were probably just trying to help out their neighbors working there with some free "product placement".
  28. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    My local bar sells PBR cans for two bucks. I wish they had it on tap. I actually get excited when I see Narragansett on tap. If I'm watching a game and choking down bar food, nothing is better than a light lager.
  29. LiquidTable

    LiquidTable Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 Michigan

    Personally, I will go for Black Label or Stroh's any day, since both used to be brewed in MI. Plus, if you drink Stroh's in front of a mirror, it's Shorts...coincidence? I think not.
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  30. sullenbee

    sullenbee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Michigan

    I"ll drink a $3 pitcher of PBR every now and then. Nothing wrong with slummin it so you can still go out and hang with friends even if you are broke.
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  31. RattleheadKV2

    RattleheadKV2 Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 New Mexico

    I usually drink Pabst when I go to my favorite concert venue/bar. $1.50 Pabst tallboys, not bad deal when I'm out partying with friends jamming to some music.

    Plus Pabst will always have a soft spot in my heart, so many high school memories with that beer.
  32. immobilisme

    immobilisme Aspirant (231) Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    I call it "Pibber" because I can't be bothered with the extra syllable it takes to pronounce the three letters separately.
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  33. Dope

    Dope Poo-Bah (2,384) Oct 5, 2010 Massachusetts

    What's Kentucky Bourbon Stout?


  34. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    You scared me man, I thought I had been saying the name all wrong all the times I've been asking for Kentucky Breakfast Stout.
  35. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Thats why I drink the beer that hipsters haven't snatched up yet when I'm low on coin or haven a few with friends, Narragasett Lager
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  36. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,489) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    There is a ‘sell sheet’ at my local beer distributor for Schlitz 1960’s Formula beer. This beer is 70% malt and 30% corn syrup. The amount of adjunct is higher for the beer they compare it against (Budweiser?).

    So, compared to other AAL beers, Schlitz 1960’s Formula beer has more malt.

  37. ynnpar

    ynnpar Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2007 United Kingdom (England)

    When I was very young my dad was still in the military and we had very little money. He'd go to the base commissary and buy a case of Pabst once every few weeks. It was fiercely inexpensive. He'd drink one every night after he got home from work. He was fine with it, you know. But I will never touch the stuff because of my memories of him at that time, going without so our large family could scrape by. It drives me crazy the way some people talk it up these days.
  38. AnchorBaby

    AnchorBaby Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2010 California

    I put Pabst Blue Ribbon in little cups in my garden for the slugs to drink. It's my way of distracting them from the strawberries. They crawl in and die happy. They don't seem to care that it's not all malt. I'm pretty sure they just call it PBR.
  39. ClubberLang

    ClubberLang Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2007 Illinois

    The MC part. PBR is brewed entirely at MillerCoors breweries.
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  40. kansascitytrader

    kansascitytrader Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2011 Kansas

    If I made a thread every time I heard some weird shit in Portland I would have time for nothing else.
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