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Hipsters driving up price of beer, researcher says
Los Angeles Times ^ | May 22, 2013, 11:55 a.m. | Stuart Pfeifer

Posted on 05/24/2013 11:53:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Here’s another reason to be annoyed at hipsters: They’re driving up the price of beer.

A recent study has found that the price of low- and mid-range beers has been climbing at U.S. bars and restaurants. And the guy who oversaw the study for Massachusetts-based research firm Restaurant Sciences said he thinks the popularity of Pabst Blue Ribbon could be the cause.

“While all the attention has been on craft beers, the price of mainstay brands in the mid-price tier have risen more dramatically,” Research Sciences President Chuck Ellis said. …

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: beer; craftbeer; hipsters; pabstblueribbon
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1 posted on 05/24/2013 11:53:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I think that Pabst used to be a very popular beer in Texas and Oklahoma and such, and widely on tap.

Back then premium beer was Miller High Life and Schlitz and Bud I guess, and Michelob was like the moneyed, fancy man’s beer.


2 posted on 05/25/2013 12:06:52 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: Olog-hai
OK, WTH is a "hipster", some new form of grunger?

As if there were not enough versions of low-info voters scattered around. Hopefully these new ones are not homo at least...........

3 posted on 05/25/2013 12:07:18 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Olog-hai

Dang those hipsters and their red eyes and their beer drinking ways ...


4 posted on 05/25/2013 12:07:53 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t get it. PBR used to be the cheapest beer I could get at a few bars. Then the price started to go up so the bar would make more money. Assuming the bar didn’t want people hangin’ out all night on the cheap cheap stuff. Depending on where one is at I find some of the prices for beer to be ridiculous - especially if their is decent live music.

the way things are headed - (not advocating this stuff)
Future USA - no smoking - no drinking - worse than the USSR and 20th century communism - authoritarian states.

No escape in the liberal dystopia - The evil that is planned is too much for the average mind to take in and contemplate - Then get labeled a crazy hater for openly mentioning or speculating on the future - letting the cat outta..


5 posted on 05/25/2013 12:10:24 AM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones)
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To: Olog-hai

Pabst is good, deserves the attention


6 posted on 05/25/2013 12:13:53 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Sheapdog
The cheapest beer you'll find here is PBR or Tecate, which you can get for around three bucks in a halfway decent bar. Anything else in New York amounts to petty larceny.
7 posted on 05/25/2013 12:18:49 AM PDT by OddLane
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To: Mount Athos

Been drinking Pabst since college, and the bars in downtown L.A. openly serve it. They sell it at Rite Aid for $6.99 for a 12 pack, especially for the long weekend.


8 posted on 05/25/2013 12:19:01 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Mount Athos

"HEINEKEN?!?!? @%#$ THAT *$#%....PABST BLUE RIBBON!"

9 posted on 05/25/2013 12:19:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Stella Artois


10 posted on 05/25/2013 12:23:02 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: doorgunner69
Dunno . . . there are some who actually complain that the hipsters have “destroyed (their) gaydar” . . .
11 posted on 05/25/2013 1:13:43 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Liberty Valance

The one in green looks doable.

The one in red needs different eyeglasses.


12 posted on 05/25/2013 3:05:14 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Mount Athos

I am 42. My friends are always giving me a hard time because I drink Pabst. They call it old man’s beer. But I like it.


13 posted on 05/25/2013 3:05:21 AM PDT by Hyman Roth
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To: Olog-hai; doorgunner69
Hipsters and PBR....just. say. no.
14 posted on 05/25/2013 3:07:26 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like a headline from The Onion.


15 posted on 05/25/2013 3:27:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: max americana
Been drinking Pabst since college,..............

Yep, PBR was my main food group in college at 35¢ a bottle at the bar.............

16 posted on 05/25/2013 3:57:51 AM PDT by varon (USA Nationalist)
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To: doorgunner69

Maybe it’s another way of saying, “metrosexual”?


17 posted on 05/25/2013 4:57:43 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: OddLane

I think Hamm’s is cheaper!


18 posted on 05/25/2013 4:58:40 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Hipsters like Macs, thrift store clothes, Indian head cigs and Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. And bands you never heard of. Ever.
The town is eat up with them. They gum up the hookah lounge and coffee shop..pe.


19 posted on 05/25/2013 5:00:48 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: hattend
The one in red needs different eyeglasses.

Perhaps your beer goggles aren't working properly. :-)

20 posted on 05/25/2013 5:08:20 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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