Monday, May 16, 2011

It All Comes Out Of The Same Horse

While scanning PBR Moving Corp. HQ 2 L.A., not that we care,
In an effort to stay competitive in a growing craft beer market the company has developed alternate new products like the Loko-esque fruit-flavored Blast by Colt 45. Pabst also owns Lone Star, Colt 45, Old Style, Schlitz and many more labels with "regional appeal." Sales of Pabst Blue Ribbon reportedly make up about 30% of total sales thanks to a renewed popularity "with the young generation of hipsters who embrace its blue-collar roots and low price," says the LA Times.
this came to light:
The old Pabst brewery complex, now an artist loft community, need not worry about its machinery chugging back to life following the move. Pabst won't be bringing any brewing jobs to Southern California, notes the Times, "because MillerCoors brews and bottles its brands. MillerCoors has a brewery in Irwindale, which it opened in 1980 and now employs almost 600 people."
Or the same truck.
Photo by playonthefreeway via LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pisswater by any other name...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

yeah, we had to rehab the leftover buildings here too.

Unfortunately, Bush's economic miracle intervened and is preventing any demand from filling them. So they are just as empty as when Pabst was NOT brewing it's pisswater here anymore.

bjkeefe said...

I second the first comment. Thank the FSM I was old enough to be comfortable about not being a hipster when it became hip to prefer "PBRs." (Which is what the annoying hipsters annoyingly called it. Them. Whatever.)

bjkeefe said...

How did I miss your great title on first reading, MB?


M. Bouffant said...

Editor Blushes:

Just our little attempt to prevent beer snobs from getting out of hand.

And even better when it's completely true.