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Pittsburgh bar to ban Sam Adams

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

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  1. ElGallo

    ElGallo Champion (811) Sep 26, 2009 New Hampshire

    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 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    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. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,090) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

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

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

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

    StubFaceJoe Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2011 Colorado

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  6. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
    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 Meyvn (1,099) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

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

    CantorMan891 Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2012 Indiana

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

    terrapinfan88 Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2009 Virginia

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

    tzieser Champion (854) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    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 Zealot (524) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    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 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2013 Vermont

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

    Premo88 Meyvn (1,439) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    Yankees never do ... :slight_smile:
  14. tikk

    tikk Disciple (385) Apr 15, 2007 Yukon (Canada)
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    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 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2010 Ohio

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

    ktblue22 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2013 Vermont

    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. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    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 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2013 Vermont

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

    ktblue22 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2013 Vermont

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  20. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    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. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Heh. Well played. Cheers...
  22. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (524) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

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

    Uniobrew31 Zealot (553) Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania
    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. MickJ0nes

    MickJ0nes Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

    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 Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2010 New York

    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 Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2013 Pennsylvania

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

    Buxas Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Both teams have Black and Gold as their colors. A team wearing black and gold will win the series.
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  28. westcoastbeerlvr

    westcoastbeerlvr Poo-Bah (1,754) Oct 19, 2010 California

    I'd much rather drink East End than SamAdams anyways.
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  29. DirtyPenny

    DirtyPenny Devotee (434) Jun 25, 2011 Massachusetts

    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. geocool

    geocool Initiate (175) Jun 21, 2006 Massachusetts

    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 Aspirant (292) Apr 1, 2013 Massachusetts
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Lucky S.O.Bs!
  32. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Is this the same Sam Adams that's brewed everywhere but in MA?
  33. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Crusader (700) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    I think you forgot the second "M" in "Maushmand". "Graubauski" and "Wekler" approve of this comment.
  34. DavoleBomb

    DavoleBomb Poo-Bah (2,463) Mar 29, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    BBC has taken too strong a liking to making adult fruit drinks nowadays anyway.
  35. LCB_Hostage

    LCB_Hostage Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I'm assuming you're referring to Iron City, right?
  36. joeebbs

    joeebbs Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

    This probably goes well with playing golf or singing karaoke...things that Giroux is probably doing right now.
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  37. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,065) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    The Mets just swept the Yankees!:slight_smile:

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  38. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Initiate (198) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    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. mschofield

    mschofield Meyvn (1,463) Oct 16, 2002 Massachusetts

    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. davidsumner

    davidsumner Initiate (0) Mar 12, 2012 Virginia

    Iron City 4 the win!!! ... oh wait, damn, they're not even there anymore.
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