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I've long been a PBR fan and was thrilled when The Pabst and Riverside Theaters started selling $3 Tallboy cans at shows. To me, the 16-oz. cans were a steal for a mere $3, especially when you're used to paying twice that for less beer at other venues.
Just when I thought it really couldn't get any better than that, I went on a little road trip. While in Iowa City last weekend, my friends and I sat down at a restaurant called The Mill prior to a concert at the nearby Picador. I made a quick run to the bathroom and when I retuned to the table, one of my pals told me she'd ordered me a can of Pabst.
When the waitress brought it, I laughed out loud as she set it in front of me. It was no 12-oz. can -- not even a Tallboy. This bad boy was a whopping 24 ounces, the equivalent of two normal cans all crammed into one ridiculously tall and girthy cylinder.
"They're called silos," the waitress said in obvious response to my surprise. I'd never seen anything like it.
The glory of it all? It was only $3.
Anybody know if silos are available in Milwaukee?
OnMilwaukee.com staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.
As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When OnMilwaukee.com offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”