(Phil Velasquez / Chicago…)
Like the outfield ivy, rooftop boxes and the Harry Caray statue, Old Style is for many people a quintessential sight at a Cubs game.
The iconic blue, red and white cans may be just a memory next season, though, under a recent deal inked between the Cubs and Anheuser-Busch that would make AB the team's exclusive beer sponsor beginning in 2014.
But Old Style won't go down without a fight.
The beer brand, which is owned by Pabst Brewing Company, has created an online petition urging fans of its beer—and the Cubs—to keep the beer at Wrigley. Ultimately, the decision rests with Levy Restaurants, the Cubs' concessions partner.
Whether or not the petition is successful, Wrigley still will have a ways to go in competing with the craft beer options offered at its crosstown rival, U.S. Cellular Field.