Thursday, June 29, 2006
It was the 60-foot-tall Pabst beer bottle, which had loomed 185 feet above Newark for 75 years, serving as a guidepost for countless weary drivers.
But on Monday, after a lengthy struggle, the rusted bottle — which was actually a 55,000-gallon water tank — came down piece by piece over seven hours. For now it is five enormous pieces of steel and copper plate three-eighths of an inch thick, and its fate is far from settled.
I'm a big believer in Pabst Blue Ribbon, so the fact that I never saw this bottle is a little upsetting. Then again the fact that I like PBR is a little upsetting to most of the people that I know. They say it's redneck beer. Now, I'm not going to go and say I want to be like the redneck dba, but I like the beer.