Skip to comments.Hipsters driving up price of beer, researcher says
Posted on 05/24/2013 11:53:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Heres another reason to be annoyed at hipsters: Theyre 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.
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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.
As if there were not enough versions of low-info voters scattered around. Hopefully these new ones are not homo at least...........
Dang those hipsters and their red eyes and their beer drinking ways ...
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..
Pabst is good, deserves the attention
Been drinking Pabst since college, and the bars in downtown L.A. openly serve it. They sell it at Rite Aid for $6.99 for a 12 pack, especially for the long weekend.
"HEINEKEN?!?!? @%#$ THAT *$#%....PABST BLUE RIBBON!"
The one in green looks doable.
The one in red needs different eyeglasses.
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.
Sounds like a headline from The Onion.
Yep, PBR was my main food group in college at 35¢ a bottle at the bar.............
Maybe it’s another way of saying, “metrosexual”?
I think Hamm’s is cheaper!
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.
Perhaps your beer goggles aren't working properly. :-)
A few months ago I was at a restaurant and was looking for something light to drink. Light as in refreshing. PBR draft popped into my head even though I haven’t had one in decades so I ordered it.
It really hit the spot for a hot day.
I had no idea about this trend though oddly enough just last night I ordered a PBR and then I heard this “kid” order one at the table next to me. I did think it was strange at the time. Now I know why.
Makes sense. Less volume under an economically @sstard, business hostile socialist regime, and they need to raise prices to be able to pay for their forced FOS obama deathcare plans.
We are all socialists now, and subject to it's tyranny. Subtle price changes, sinister cause.
In the ‘60’s when I was in high school PBR was the most popular brand of beer among teenagers. Probably because it had a sweet flavor and was dirt cheap.
Worse is all the hipsters drinking beer that has all kinds of non-beer stuff in it.
I do not want to drink honey-walnut-maple syrup-daffodil-saffron flavored beer. Beer is not wine. Beer is not kool aid
Gimme a beer-flavored beer
Don’t let this guy fool you, Pabst has been actively courting these dopes for a decade.
“The answer that the Pabst Brewing Company has come up with involves cash payments to rowdy bike messengers.”
“In theory, a company that discovers one of its products has started growing of its own accord could simply do nothing. But it’s hard to do nothing. Especially for marketers. For P.B.R. it was clearly important to at least appear to be doing as little as possible. This is one reason that a traditional response to the discovery that ‘’alternative people’’ were buying the beer in Portland — taking out ads on local alt-rock stations — was nixed.”
Granted. I want my Falstaff back.
As I told one teenie-something when she was bragging about the hipsturd thing - ‘Good to know your generation recycles’. That got a dirty look.
Gotta love it though, channeling grunge and hippies and drinking great-grandpa’s beer. They definitely beg and borrow from everyone.
I will give them chops in that they seem to have a little more down-to-earthness than the grunge coffee-house crowd back in my day.
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