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Pabst's success actually comes from years before the recession.

Pabst managed to pull of a strangely effective word-of-mouth campaign that made the long-declining brand an "ironic downscale chic choice for bike messengers and other younger drinkers who viewed the beer as a statement of non-mainstream taste," reports Crain's.

Let's call a spade a spade: Those "non-mainstream," "younger drinkers" are hipsters.

Usually found smoking European cigarettes and/or cloves, hipsters are known for their despise of anything "mainstream" and their fondness for irony. They listen to bands that no one has ever heard of and start fashion trends that are cool because of their "uncoolness", e.g., trucker hats or vintage plaid shirts.

This is where Pabst Blue Ribbon comes in.

"It's an anti-establishment badge," said a major market wholesaler. "It seems to play to the retro, nonconformist crowd pretty well."

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/around-town/food-drink/Pabst-Blue-Ribbon-Now-More-Popular-Than-Ever-Sorry-Hipsters-59575967.html


Basically, they got a few people to start promoting it on the basis of being an un-majority beer.

Hipsters, being sheep who have nothing in common but hating the majority, signed up for it.

By doing so, they became the sheepest of the sheep, the consumer who buys a product to create an identity.

That's like hoping to make yourself a social star by buying Dockers, an iPod and a Chevy Volt.

There is no way to be a bigger tool.

Hipsters, you have been pwnt. You should not vote or have political opinions. You should in fact be assigned manual labor tasks and no one should ever listen to you again, as you hipsters have proven you are incompetent.
#3
I saw this tagline as well............

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#6
I've never heard of and/or drank PBR.

Natty is the cheap beer of choice around here.




The choice of cheap douchebags all over Southside Virginia.
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#7
Do you act like a douche in every thread you make?

Anyway, its not bad at all, and not too expensive either. I drink it pretty often when friends are over.

Edit: Natty Light is everywhere in Ohio too.
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#8
A) People still say "pwnt"?

B) Yeah, we all know hipsters are incompetent sheep who drink PBR because it's hip. Congratulations on your discovery, though.
#10
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Natty is the cheap beer of choice around here.

Dutch Gold is our cheap beer of choice




This thread is now about your area's favourite cheap beers.
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#12
pabst- 1. (N) a sorry excuse for beer
2. (N) an acronym for a beer type, stands for "Poured from Around Brewer's Salty Testicles." ie. "I got a lager, a stout, and some Pabst beer."
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#15
Quote by dudetheman
I've never heard of and/or drank PBR.

Natty is the cheap beer of choice around here.




The choice of cheap douchebags all over Southside Virginia.

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#16
PBR is beer. Therefore PBR is good.
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#17
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Dont think you can get it in scotland.


BELHAVEN! woo!

It has "BEST" written on the can. Theres gotta be some reasoning behind that...


Dude, I live next to the place where its made.
#18


Look at this ****ing hipster.
How I wish, how I wish
That the world, that the world
Had just one
THROAT
And my fingers were around it


Literature thread
#20
PBR is my hands down favorite beer, and I've been drinking it for the past 4 years (I'm 21 years old). I'm not a hipster, and I don't care if you think I'm one.
#22
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Pfft, cheap beer? Cheap face burning liquid is where its at.



Everclear is actually not bad compared to the **** we usually buy when we don't have cash.




That's right, Aristocrat.


And yes, that is a plastic bottle.
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#23
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Some one was on /mu/....

Also Fark This story is all over the place.

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#24
I'm a hipster.


But I don't do hipster things.

So I'm a REAL hipster.


EDIT:

Never tried PBR.
Last edited by Tedward at Oct 14, 2009,
#25
yeah, I've noticed that they are advertising a ****ton in Paste Magazine.
I can honestly say I have really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like.


I don't always post on UG, but when I do, I post in the Pit. Stay thirsty my friends.
#27
Quote by dudetheman
Everclear is actually not bad compared to the **** we usually buy when we don't have cash.




That's right, Aristocrat.


And yes, that is a plastic bottle.

I think we win this one

"Why should we subsidise intellectual curiosity?"
-Ronald Reagan

"Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness."
-George Washington
#28
Quote by SEALSniper1152
Always a bad decision, always.

(and this from somebody who drinks just about nothing but whiskey.)



Whiskey on the Rocks!
#30
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I think we win this one




Touche sir, touche.

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#31
People around here like Natty Light. I had never heard of PBR before a few years ago, when my dad bought a 12-pack to cook brats in.

Didn't Dave have a PBR avatar a couple of months ago?
#32
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People around here like Natty Light. I had never heard of PBR before a few years ago, when my dad bought a 12-pack to cook brats in.

Didn't Dave have a PBR avatar a couple of months ago?



Natty is disgusting.


I hate it when someone calls me up to play beer pong and I get there and there's a 48-pack of Natty in the fridge.

Ugh.
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#33
Quote by dudetheman
Natty is disgusting.


I hate it when someone calls me up to play beer pong and I get there and there's a 48-pack of Natty in the fridge.

Ugh.


Old Milwaukee light is the best cheap beer, but Natty is better than PBR IMO
#35
Quote by EdtheHead
Old Milwaukee light is the best cheap beer, but Natty is better than PBR IMO



I like expensive beer; the only time I drink the cheap stuff is if it's all I have at a party or if I'm already drunk on spirits.
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When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.


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#37
^Well if Ambiguously Gendered Jesus likes it...

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#40
I've been known to drink the occasional PBR. But now that I know hipsters do I'll never touch it again.
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