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Old 07-28-2010, 07:09 PM   #11
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They blend 33 times?!?! That's like 11 times better than triple hops technology!


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Old 07-28-2010, 07:49 PM   #12
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If anyone is interested the rest of the photos are here

http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured...rom-1939-1943/

It's a great series of color shots from the depression.
Wonderful stuff. Really puts a different perspective on the era, as opposed to the usual B&W stuff.

I would assume that many breweries blend batches for the sake of consistency.


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Old 07-28-2010, 08:30 PM   #13
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Someone I spoke with said that Yuengling (I think) does the same thing. Probably they all do. Lots of batches mixed together so there is very little variance in the end. Beer averaging.

You wouldn't want one tasty batch ruining the final product.
Very common practice in lots of areas, wineries do this, whiskey distilleries do this as well as other distillers. A single malt scotch comes from one distillery but is very likely blended with other barrels in order to have a consistent product shipped out.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:40 PM   #14
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If anyone is interested the rest of the photos are here

http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured...rom-1939-1943/

It's a great series of color shots from the depression.
Thank you very much for sharing.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:44 PM   #15
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33?!?!? Why that puts them on a level playing field with Rolling Rock, from the glass lined tanks of Old Latrobe!
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:43 PM   #16
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33?!?!? Why that puts them on a level playing field with Rolling Rock, from the glass lined tanks of Old Latrobe!
Legend has it that the "33" on the old Old Latrobe bottles was a reference to the year prohibition was repealed. (is it this to which you are referring?)
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Legend has it that the "33" on the old Old Latrobe bottles was a reference to the year prohibition was repealed. (is it this to which you are referring?)
Um, are you actually asking me to explain my simple attempt at humor?!?! I hope so, because NOTHING is funnier than an explanation of a joke!

BTW, I have heard several different explanations about the 33 on the bottles.

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Sounds like pbr got a great deal on a MASSIVE brite tank, and had to wait for it to get full.
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Um, are you actually asking me to explain my simple attempt at humor?!?! I hope so, because NOTHING is funnier than an explanation of a joke!
I'm always the last person to get a joke. So, uh, I no get it.
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Found this thread on a google search...

http://www.archive.org/details/1946MercurySummerTheatre

This radio show contains advertising for Pabst's blend of 33 beers.


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