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Old Style launches petition to keep its beer at Wrigley Field

By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink

RedEye

11:41 AM CDT, September 16, 2013

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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 beerand the Cubsto 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.

kbernot@tribune.com  @redeyeeatdrink