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PBR LOL: Pabst Pansy Autocorrect

So I was trying to settle a bet about the ABV of PBR. Like most prove-you-wrongers, I whipped out the iPhone. Not sure what the PBR OGs or even people paying $44/bottle in China would say about this autocorrect suggestion for Pabst but I, for one, am insulted. It’s not like I typed Zima.

BTW, PBR‘s ABV is See the rest »

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Heads Up: REBEL8 x PBR SF Event

UPDATE: The beer has entered the building.

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Huge news. Don’t sleep.

REBEL8 x PBR T-SHIRTS & SIGNED POSTERS $20!
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BREAST CANCER BENEFIT
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FREE TACOS! FREE PBR! PINBALL!
HOLY SHIT!

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Saturday, August 21, 2010
G Gallery 2700 19th St, SF CA
6 p.m. – 12 a.m

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PBR: Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer 1844 Debuts in China

This is not your hipster’s father’s PBR. [like]

The fancy new Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer 1844 is coming to China with a fancy price tag: $44 a bottle. While forty-four bones is too much for almost any beer, especially a PBR, it’s not just an overseas repackage. 1844 is a whole new brew that’s spent some time in premium wooden casks. So, barrel aged? Interesting.

From the 1844 ad copy:

It’s not just Scotch that’s put into wooden casks.
There’s also Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer 1844.

Many world-famous spirits
Are matured in precious wooden casks
Scotch whisky, French brandy, Bordeaux wine…
They all spend long days inside wooden casks

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UPDATE:
A Gawker reader found 1844 brewing notes from the brewmaster’s Modern Brewery Age interview back in March:

“We just produced China’s first real specialty beer, an all-malt, reddish brown strong (15.7 plato) ale, dry hopped with Cascade (38 IBU) and aged in new uncharred American whiskey barrels … It’s being bottled in a nice looking 720-ml brown bottle with an enamel label and it is called Blue Ribbon 1844, a reference to Pabst‘s founding date. It will only be sold in China…”
—Alan Kornhauser
Brewmaster, Pabst China
(ex-Anchor Brewing, August Schell Brewing, and more)
Full interview PDF

Anyone in China wanna trade?

Original story at Danwei. (via The New Yorker)

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Beer In A Can: Billy Beer … Unopened!

Unopened can of Billy Beer

Where can you find an unopened can of vintage Billy Beer? My Mom’s fridge in Chicago. Been in there since ’77. Chillin. ‘Cuz a cold crappy beer is worth more than warm crappy beer, right?

Unopened can of Billy Beer

While the can states Billy Carter was “one of America’s all-time great beer drinkers“, his brother President Jimmy Carter‘s favorite beer was actually PBR (via Wiki).

Did you know you can help buy the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery via a crowdsourcing project called Buy A Brewery? Check it out. (Thanks, Mike)

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