Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Goodbye 33

After purchasing the Latrobe Brewing Company for 82 million in May, Anheuser Busch has shut down the Latrobe, Pennsylvania brewery and has begun brewing Rolling Rock beer in Newark.

As in New Jersey. As in right next to the airport.

Having spent many happy years in beautiful western PA, and knowing that the economy of little Latrobe, PA is absolutely dependent on the brewery, this makes me pretty fucking sad.

Plus, what about the mountain spring water and the glass-lined tanks needed to brew this delightful pale lager? Good luck getting that in Newark.

So I guess I'll have to find another beer to use as a touchstone to my mis-spent youth.

Can you get Leinenkugel in LA?

10 comments:

Grant Miller said...

Rolling Rock is a great summer beer.

Spooney said...

What? No link to my fabulous song '33 this time :(

vikkitikkitavi said...

Grant: WAS a great summer beer.

Spooney: See how you are?
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Spooney said...

Yeah, I am very saddened by this. Looks like it's back to Corona for a summer bear.

Spooney said...

What the hell is a summer bear!!
BEER!!! damn it!!!
Me = Typo King

GETkristiLOVE said...

OMG! I wonder what the Rath Skeller in State College will serve now?! Wait a minute... is the bar still there? Hell, it's been 20 years. Man I'm old. Now I'm really depressed.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Spooney: Corona? Man, we got to have a little talk.

GKristiL: Yes, the 'Skeller is still there, but I don't think Yuengling makes pony cases.

Megan said...

Ah, farewell Rolling Rock. As a teenager, I consumed many a Rolling Rock as I sat around a bonfire on the beach. Rolling Rock was indeed a great summer bear.

Bro said...

You will get very little sympathy from the recovering alcoholics of the world on this one. Theres still a million beers to choose from for those that choose to partake.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Megan: I remember when you couldn't even GET a Rolling Rock outside of PA. That's how old I am.

Bro: I know, but what kills me is that the people of tiny little Latrobe were proud of their beer, and then big lame-ass Anheiser-Busch and their lineup of shitty beers came and took it away from them.

I suspect a hidden New Jersey agenda in your case, anyway.