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Mar 28, 2023Liked by 3musesmerge

Is this the Pabst of Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer?

(Oh great, now I have the beer radio commercial form the 1960s stuck in my head... 😫)

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Mar 28, 2023·edited Mar 29, 2023Author

Yes!

Short version…

His family emigrated from Germany when he was about 10. His mother died when he was 12. He took a job on a ship at age 14 and by age 21 had become a respected captain.

The owner of Best Brewing often travelled on his ships. One day his teen daughter fell overboard. The captain jumped in and saved her. Love at first rescue, but she was too young for marriage.

He waited.

And eventually left boat for brewing.

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Mar 29, 2023Liked by 3musesmerge

That’s quite a variation on the typical, “So how did you two meet?” 😬

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Mar 29, 2023Liked by 3musesmerge

We western PA types sneered at PBR! Unthinkable for those in a state with Rolling Rock and Iron City. In those days, Coors was longed for. Long haul truckers passing thru Colorado would stock up and make extra $$ from their haul. No commercials spring to mind for any of these... 😬

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The tour guide also said that at one point Pabst was the most sold beer in the country and despite the blue ribbon emblem/name... the beer never won any awards. 🤷🏻‍♀️

At least that's what I heard her say...

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Mar 29, 2023Liked by 3musesmerge

I grew up in Chicagoland, and EVERY Cubs game on the radio seemed to have a Pabst Blue Ribbon commercial with jingle. 🙄

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Mar 28, 2023Liked by 3musesmerge

Pabsts’ proverbs and words, oh my! The sights of the ceiling along with linked video harkens back to an architectural era that for the most part is forgotten. That we don’t design and build in this manner is our loss. If we did, perhaps new iterations aged just 20-30 years old wouldn’t be bulldozed as a matter of course. 🤷🏽

“Food photos frequently fail,” says the color-blind critic. When this food or that is to be featured in adds the folks and skill sets involved amaze me. “Food stylists,” putting this grape in the perfect spot. The perfect wineglass and perfect flatware. Lighting experts placing multiple light sources “just so” to enhance natural colors. Think red wavelength lighting over the beef at the supermarket. Premise: this viewer wasn’t in attendance, thus left lacking the array of tastes and smells attached to what the image displays and the photographer experienced. Bereft of those dimensions? Sorry to sound so critical. My first glance was...😳

But the words: LEARN, STRIVE, HONOR, WAIT, and the accompanying comments? The first three all contain “heart.” Captain Pabst’s proverbs?

Last, Acres of Diamonds? I can hear Cal referencing the entire experience using that phrase? Or...

Grateful for the entire tour. 🙏🏽

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Mar 28, 2023·edited Mar 28, 2023Author

The architecture was indeed amazing! The decor was beautiful, although ornate beyond my tastes. I'm more of a Shaker. To think of the effort and craftsmanship in the woodwork, chandeliers, wall and ceiling coverings... I have Godbumps. The guide said Captain Pabst's office ceiling was crafted by a 21-year-old!

hahahahaha! The first red hill was ravioli. Second was a twist pasta with a cajun sauce. Third was a spaghetti with a big meatball on top! So yummy!

Yes... Captain Pabst's proverbs were today's "pull quote."

Yesterday was an exercise in improvisation and I am delighted by the charm of it all.

We had originally intended to spend the night at The American Inn in Kohler Wisconsin, but pivoted when one friend had to drop out because of unforeseen circumstances. We plan, God laughs. This time something equal, or even better came along!

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Mar 29, 2023Liked by 3musesmerge

Wow! So you got the giant meatball made from a Mastodon? Not kidding. By gene editing of material from a sample of genetic material from a very old Mastodon, scientists really have created a meatball!! Truth is definitely stranger than fiction. "We plan. God laughs." I like that. A new career option: feeding God punch lines?

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A career for you? Me? A joint effort?

I'm certain he is laughing!

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Mar 29, 2023Liked by 3musesmerge

An equal opportunity God! I actually consider distant thunder as God’s deep belly laughs. 🤔

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Is it possible he's laughing at the gutter ball he just rolled? 😂

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Mar 29, 2023Liked by 3musesmerge

That comment bowled me over. 😔

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