National Bohemian Beer To Be Served On Draft Again

Historic Baltimore brew will be available in kegs for first time in 15 years

By Erik Maza (The Baltimore Sun, 1/26/2011)

Baltmore Sun Staff Photo/Amy Davis

It’s been 15 years since National Bohemian left Maryland, but Patrick McCusker remembers it almost as bitterly as the day Robert Irsay took the Colts out of Baltimore.

He grew up with the beer. In the 1970s, everyone’s basement bar sported pictures of three icons: the Colts, the Orioles and the dapper, mustachioed Mr. Boh.

This week, McCusker and other fans of the popular beer got some small satisfaction. Owner Pabst Blue Ribbon announced that Natty Boh would return to the state, on tap.

“It’s not as big a deal as the Colts coming back to Baltimore, but it’s pretty close,” said McCusker, who owns Canton’s Nacho Mama’s, the bar and restaurant that will tap the first keg of Natty on Feb. 3.

Until now Boh was only available canned or by the bottle. But Pabst, under new ownership since last year, wants to spruce up a beloved brand that had all but ceded its share of the market to larger competitors and plans a hefty regional expansion.

It has already pre-sold an initial run of 300 kegs that will be available in 80 locations in the Baltimore area, Howard, Carroll, and Anne Arundel counties.

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