Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Hunt for the USS Missouri

When I was a kid I used to always see bumper stickers that said "it will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber." I always thought that seemed nice especially since my dad was a teacher and we would somehow benefit from that. Well it appears that day has come but instead of a bake sale for a bomber, Boulevard will be donating some cold hard cash for every Boulevard you drink in a bar, a 12 pack, a Smokestack or a standard sixer for the commissioning of a Virginia class sub, USS Missouri.

As part of this effort, Boulevard has created some pretty sweet little pint glasses for your favorite bar to serve Boulevard in. Unfortunately, these glasses aren't for sale, though you can get an aluminum sign and t-shirts with the Boulevard USS Missouri logo. I'm a sucker for glassware and would love to drink some Pale Ale from the USS Missouri glasses and maybe, umm, procure one or two for home use. Call it out in comments as you see the glassware so I know where to go and negotiate a deal to buy a couple.

Beginning today and ending at the end of July, all of your Boulevard drinking (in Missouri) will help throw one hell of a commissioning for the USS Missouri and maybe send a little message to the submariners that the state of Missouri is really behind their efforts. At the very least you will at least enjoy some good beer over the course of the summer. This also gives you a reason to be a scold to your Bud Light drinking friends, what is their beer doing for Missouri.


  1. I have the new sub dark blue t-shirt: Where might the sub pint glasses be in service? My son did a few years on the USS Ohio, a longer boat now used for SEAL delivery and able to fire Tomahawk missiles.

  2. I've "bought" a glass or two in my day. Since it's summer and you can't wear a coat with big pockets to the bar, I recommend cargo shorts.

  3. You can actually buy the glasses! I got one at Gomer's, and it has the Gomer's logo on the opposite side!

  4. I served aboard and decommissioned USS Sam Houston (SSBN/SSN 609) between 1988 and 1991, live in Springfield, Mo. and support Boulevard products almost exclusively. I wish we had one of these logo aluminums in MY neighborhood bar!

    God Speed, all of my former, present and future Silent Service brethren!