"Pennsylvania brewery honoring Joe Paterno with special beer"

Submitted by Marley Nowell on June 22nd, 2015 at 11:07 AM
The Duquesne Brewing Company said Monday it's rolling out a brew honoring the late Penn State football coach. The Vienna-style lager, which will be available in mid-August, will come in 12-ounce cans featuring Paterno's image and accomplishments. The brewery says it's working with Paterno's family on the beer. A portion of the proceeds will go to charities the family supports.
Not sure what the brewery is thinking here. I guess they are playing to their customer base and the idea "all publicity is good publicity."


Kapitan Howard

June 22nd, 2015 at 11:26 AM ^

I don't think I could get drunk enough to completely eliminate any shred of moral integrity like that. I wish I could wander around with my fingers in my ears saying things like "The Freeh Report was biased! The truth lies somewhere in the middle!" but I have a brain and a conscience.


June 22nd, 2015 at 12:18 PM ^

Is it weird that I'm actually more upset at those involved in the cover up than I am about Sandusky?

The reason being, his behavior was compulsive.  One doesn't choose to be a child predator.  That being said, he chose to act on his compulsion and the world is a MUCH better place without him.  I'm not excusing his terrible actions, but I don't think serial molesters have much control over their actions.  As a parent of two young children, it makes me sick to think those people are out there.  

The main thing as a parent is to be untrusting of basically everyone.  My wife and I have 3-4 other families that we are really really close to, and I won't allow the husbands to watch our kids alone unless it is an emergency.  I don't distrust any of them, but people like Sandusky can blend in anywhere.  Now.. I have never told these guys about this policy, but my wife knows about it.  She thinks I'm way too careful, but she doesn't fight it.

What REALLY pisses me off are the people involved who had no cross wired circuits in their brains.  Those are the people who actively chose to allow kids to be hurt.  People like Sandusky are monsters.  But monsters don't choose to be monsters.  That is what they are.  People like Paterno aren't monsters.  They're vile piece-of-shit humans.  They choose to be that way.  I'm just bummed out that Paterno had to go and die instead of facing the full set of repercussions of his inaction.


oriental andrew

June 22nd, 2015 at 12:45 PM ^

You gotta feel a little bad for the people of Sandusky, OH. Their town's name is forever marred by ol' Jerry. At least they'll always have Cedar Point, and an unfortunately-named beer.

Also - anyone else tired of the pale ale/IPA/extremely hoppy and bitter beer trend these days? Give me a good amber or brown ale any day. 

counter trey

June 22nd, 2015 at 11:13 AM ^

He knew what was going on. Anyone watch the documentary on Netflix, I think it was called Happy Valley? Good show, he ruined himself and his legacy by not taking more action.

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June 22nd, 2015 at 11:15 AM ^

At its roots, this is mostly about Jay Paterno looking for any and all ways to make money "pimping out" his father's name.  

If this succeeds in making a few $, "JoePA tortilla chips" and "JoePa energy drinks" are next.

Hey, in terms of making $$$, doing this beats going and getting a real job (like an assistant at an FCS school, something Jay would be qualified for --- he's not a great football coach but he's not completely terrible either).  

But Jay has never once shown the ability to make $ on his own, instead of riding his Dad's coattails.


June 22nd, 2015 at 2:08 PM ^

I have long maintained that Penn State is our 4th rival, and they may even push Notre Dame for third in the "teams I enjoy beating most" rankings - and it is all because of their asshat fans.

From the outside Penn State seems to be a pretty Michigan-like Blue Blood of college football. A historic, midwestern program with a huge fanbase and a wealth of all-time CFB greats. Their fans though, are god awful. They are idiotically defensive of their program and obnoxious. That incessant mountain lion scream at their stadium would cause any Michigan fan complaining about RAWK music to count their blessings. The ediface of Beaver Stadium looks like someone glued everything at a scrapyard together. They really do give bucknuts and lansing trailer trash runs for their money (or lack there of).

814 East U

June 22nd, 2015 at 11:15 AM ^

Penn State fans are literally delusional. M fans may be arrogant, but at least we have been humble the last several seasons. PSU...nope. WE SAY JOE PA YOU SAY TERNO. Idiots...all of them.

Everyone Murders

June 22nd, 2015 at 2:15 PM ^

But I took Sexual Harrasment Panda to be the South Park character.  So that's what I was referencing (and who I think the poster I was replying to was referencing).

Your question gives me an idea, though.  Someone should suggest to Dave Brandon that he replace Geoffrey the Giraffe with Sexual Harrassment Panda - since we know from Brandon that the way to fix a broken automobile is to change the hood ornament.

Victor Hale II

June 22nd, 2015 at 11:17 AM ^

Well alcohol does tend to provide a means for some people to absolve themselves from responsibility or accountability after imbibing, so I guess it's a fitting tribute for ol' Joe.

a different Jason

June 22nd, 2015 at 11:21 AM ^

Who would have thought Paterno would become a sad punchline to an untold joke, even a cautionary tale. He was an old man already then. Shows how much we must guard our reputations.