Natty Boh to be on tap at Camden Yards this season
The last time it happened, George Bush Sr. was at the White House and Justin Bieber hadn't been born.
National Bohemian hasn't been on tap at an Orioles stadium since 1992.
But that will change on April 4, the home season opener. Pabst Brewing Company has signed a deal that will bring the beer on draft to Camden Yards, Baltimore sales rep Rachel Warren said over the weekend.
Along with the return of Boh on draft to bars, the deal is part of the company's push to rejuvenate the old brand.
Boh and the Orioles have a long history going back to 1954.
It used to be the team's official beer. And the chairman of the brewery, Jerry Hoffberger, was a majority owner of the Orioles from 1965 to 1979.
The concessionaire stopped selling the beer in 1992 when the team moved from Memorial Stadium to Camden Yards.
A Sun story from 1994 announced the establishment of a microbrewery stand at Camden Yards that would also include Boh, but it's not clear if it was then sold on draft or by the bottle, or for how long it was available there.
The beer has not been available on draft since 1996.
In January, Pabst, under new ownership since last year, launched an effort to resuscitate the brand, shipping some 900 kegs to Maryland bars.
Boh fans like Nacho Mama's Patrick McCusker, were elated, saying the beer is part of the city's heritage.
Warren could not confirm the last time the beer was served on draft at the stadium. Representatives for the Orioles and concessionaire Delaware North Sportservice declined to confirm or comment on the deal with Pabst.
It is not clear how much the beer will cost at the stadium.
Photo: An advertisement for National Bohemian Beer in the Baltimore Orioles' 1955 sketch book