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Why Pabst Blue Ribbon Could Go Extinct

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Clint Rainey, writing at Grubstreet:

    For years, Pabst has outsourced its beer-making to MillerCoors, a relationship that has suddenly gone sour. The two companies are locked in a half-billion-dollar court battle that, some say, could spell the end of PBR, as well as many other beer brands that Pabst owns. Pabst currently pays MillerCoors nearly $80 million a year to brew its beer; MillerCoors says that, after 2020, it may no longer have the necessary resources available, and is threatening to let the contract expire unless Pabst agrees to a fee that’s closer to $200 million per year, an amount that Pabst contends would “bankrupt us three times over.”

  2. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    Maybe that could be good for the Pabst brand if they bring it back in a coupla years :crylaugh:

    Prolly not.
    SlappinCups likes this.
  3. Ska Senanake


    This makes me very sad. Got a 24 oz pbr for $11 at the house of blues in boston last Friday. You cant beat those prices.
  4. Mason


    Other than the extremely low price, I will never understand why people actually enjoy this beer. Don't get me wrong, if I was at a party or bar and someone gave me one, I'd drink it, but I'd never order myself one.
    Pepetito, GEM37 and Mr. Serotonin like this.
  5. parkerxcore

    Somebody's gonna miss us Supporter

    I just lol'd. same shit here just HOB, Anaheim.
  6. swboyd

    ancient chivalry is doomed Prestigious

    Old Style > PBR
    KidLightning likes this.
  7. GEM37

    The Day Star Approaches, You Know What It Brings

    And this shitty beer going away is a problem how?
    Pepetito, bd007h, BradBradley and 2 others like this.
  8. swboyd

    ancient chivalry is doomed Prestigious

    please post your favorite beer so we can imitate your incredible palette.
    Raku, oldboot, Ska Senanake and 3 others like this.
  9. SEANoftheDEAD


    I personally don't drink PBR but this makes me legitimately sad for my friends who come out to my bands shows and pound $2 beers all night.
    Ska Senanake likes this.
  10. LessThanTrevor

    Trusted Prestigious

    What's going to be the official beer of FEST now!?
  11. chewbacca110


    It's a good thing I am going to the brewery in Milwaukee in 3 weeks before they close up shop.
  12. Ska Senanake


    For the price the quality of the beer is actually really good. You can't beat the value. It's no Treehouse or Dogfishhead, but you get more than what you pay for.
  13. chewbacca110


    On taste alone, gimme a PBR before you give me a Bud/Miller/Coors.
  14. Mason


    Id do Miller>PBR>Bud>Coors.
    Arry likes this.
  15. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious


    and that's final B-)
    BradBradley and Mason like this.
  16. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    Or they could simply lower supply. I understand the production capacity challenge of meeting today's demand/supply, but who says they need to? There are worse problems than demand exceeding supply, although yes I recognize you need to be able to meet your commitments to retailers.
  17. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    It's nothing special. I think a lot of the popularity was due to hipsters having it at all times. Well that, hand rolled cigarettes and riding their bike everywhere.
    Coors, really isn't that bad ha.
  18. red8ge


    larry arms fans are shook
  19. Mason


    I mean, its not the worst beer I have ever had, but I just don't think it really tastes like anything. Same with bud light. Too flavorless.
  20. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    I sure hope so.
  21. red8ge


    Steel Reserve
  22. ncarrab


    When I was a sophomore in college, we bought a kegerator for our dorm room. PBR (and Killians) were the only kegs we could afford. Ive had a soft spot for both ever since.

    Also remember going to one bar I hung out at in my 20s where they’d sell you an entire 6-pack of PBR still in the plastic rings and we’d walk around and toss out PBRs to others.

    Good times.
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  23. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

    i enjoy a nice cold pbr especially when my local grocer sells them in 12's for $7.99

    i am not above pbr
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  24. Elder Lightning

    Forever a Lake Effect Kid Supporter

    PBR is like White Castle: if you're buying it in any less than a 30-pack, you're doing it wrong.
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  25. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    But light is water. Im being honest.
    Mason likes this.