Cubs Fans Will Still Get To Raise A Cup Of Old Style Beer

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Old Style will be back at Wrigley Field.

Pabst Brewing Co. and the Chicago Cubs reached an agreement to continue to sell Old Style and Old Style Light at the ballpark for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

The brew, which is one the the ballpark’s historic traditions, has been sold at Wrigley since 1950.

“Cubs fans have grown accustomed to enjoying a refreshing Old Style while catching Cubs baseball at Wrigley Field,” Cubs owner and board member Todd Ricketts, said in a statement. “I’m excited as a fan of both organizations that the Old Style tradition at Wrigley Field will continue.”

There had been concern among fans that Old Style would be ending its 60-year relationship with the Cubs.

According to a recent Chicago Tribune report, billionaire C. Dean Metropoulos fired off a memo to senior staffers shortly after he bought Pabst last year that he wanted to “exit the Cubs deal” in favor of spending more to market Old Style Light.

“The Old Style and Cubs partnership is one of the longest running in professional sports,” said Evan Metropoulos, co-owner of Pabst Brewing. “We’re extremely excited about continuing to support the community and the city’s cherished sports franchise.”

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