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Quickies: Winter seasonals, Untappd, Brooklyn and Big Buck

Ok, we’ve gone over this before, but I’m really getting aggravated with seasonal creep. Not only are stores already displaying Christmas stuff, but our winter beers have already arrived as well.

Now, I’m not really a fan of fall as a beer season. Oktoberfests are pretty good, but I don’t care for pumpkin beers. I just don’t really like pumpkin, in general. I don’t like pumpkin lattes, pumpkin seeds or even pumpkin pie (sorry, Emily, I’m sure the two whole pies I watched you make from scratch were delicious… just not to me).

But despite my feelings on fall seasonals, it’s still too early for the winter ones to start popping up: Continue reading Quickies: Winter seasonals, Untappd, Brooklyn and Big Buck


Pabst Red Ribbon? PBR sold to Russia’s largest independent brewer

Okay, that’s… admittedly a pretty bad joke.  But that’s just how literally every news story about the sale of Pabst to a Russian brewing company is going to go.

I don’t care much for PBR. It’s… not good. But it is hugely popular. And cheap. It therefore has its place. Its place is usually after I’ve had several of something better. Or if I’m in Brooklyn.

Because Brooklyn.
Because Brooklyn.

The statement by the new owner, chairman of Oasis Beverages, is kind of hilarious in its own way, too: “Pabst Blue Ribbon is the quintessential American brand — it represents individualism, egalitarianism and freedom of expression — all the things that make this country great.”

We sold a quintessentially American brand that represents individualism and freedom of expression… to the Russians.

So, will this change your opinion of PBR? Will national pride keep you from purchasing a 30-rack of it for your next hipster cookout? Or will you cross borders with beer in the name of peace? Let me know in the comments.