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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

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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To: Olog-hai

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.


21 posted on 05/25/2013 5:30:50 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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To: Olog-hai
“While all the attention has been on craft beers, the price of mainstay brands in the mid-price tier have risen more dramatically,”

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.

22 posted on 05/25/2013 5:36:21 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: doorgunner69
"There's nothing more pathetic than an aging hipster."
--Dr Evil

Click to hear

23 posted on 05/25/2013 5:38:00 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Olog-hai

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.


24 posted on 05/25/2013 5:48:36 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Olog-hai

25 posted on 05/25/2013 5:53:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Olog-hai

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


26 posted on 05/25/2013 6:41:43 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: All

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.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/22/magazine/the-marketing-of-no-marketing.html?src=pm


27 posted on 05/25/2013 6:48:03 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Granted. I want my Falstaff back.


28 posted on 05/25/2013 7:11:57 AM PDT by Patriot365
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To: Olog-hai

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.


29 posted on 05/25/2013 8:17:34 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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