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Wed Apr 15, 2020, 05:05 PM

Pennsylvania 93-year-old with 'I need more beer' sign gets her wish

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PITTSBURGH Singing the folk song "99 Bottles of Beer" might be how some people are passing the time during the coronavirus pandemic.

Thanks to Coors Light, Olive Veronesi now has 150 ice-cold beers, and she doesn't have to pass them around to anybody.

The 93-year-old gained notoriety after CNN Pittsburgh affiliate KDKA shared her photo with a Coors Light in hand and a plea written on a white board: "I NEED MORE BEER!!"

The photo, taken by one of Veronesi's family members, was shared more than 5 million times.

"When we saw Olive's message, we knew we had to jump at the chance to not only connect with someone who brought a smile to our faces during this pandemic, but also gave us a special opportunity to say thanks for being a Coors Light fan," a Molson Coors spokesperson told CNN.

"Even in the pre-COVID era, we would've been thrilled to fulfill Olive's request," the spokesperson said. "But in this moment, during these unusual times, bringing a little bit of joy to someone's day is the least we can do."

The Seminole, Pennsylvania, native told KDKA she has been staying home to help flatten the curve and to keep everyone, including herself, safe during the pandemic.

"I was on my last 12 cans, I have a beer every night," Veronesi told KDKA. "You know what, beer has vitamins in it, it's good for you, as long as you don't overdo it."

As soon as the delivery of 10 cases of beer arrived, she cracked one open on her porch.

"That tastes pretty good," she said.

But there's more good news for Veronesi and her daily tradition: Molson Coors made a standing offer to her and her family that more beer is on its way whenever they're ready for a restock.

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Reply Pennsylvania 93-year-old with 'I need more beer' sign gets her wish (Original post)
MontanaMama Apr 2020 OP
Maeve Apr 2020 #1
MontanaMama Apr 2020 #2
sfstaxprep Apr 2020 #3
MontanaMama Apr 2020 #4
crickets Apr 2020 #5
wryter2000 Apr 2020 #10
crickets Apr 2020 #11
wryter2000 Apr 2020 #12
Celerity Apr 2020 #6
tblue37 Apr 2020 #7
Celerity Apr 2020 #9
wryter2000 Apr 2020 #8
sfstaxprep Apr 2020 #13

Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 05:08 PM

1. I need to contact Guinness and see if they can match that

I'll dress older and hold up a sign...

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Response to Maeve (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 05:14 PM

2. Good idea!!

Maybe I should look sad and hold up a sign saying I need more Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 05:17 PM

3. Good For Her!

She does not have the best taste in beer though. Coors Light?

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 05:18 PM

4. IKR?

I agree on her beer choice. Can't even get a decent buzz off of CL.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 05:24 PM

5. Good for her!

Even if it is Coors Light. If she's happy, I'm happy for her. I've been out of beer for a while now so I know how she feels.

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Response to crickets (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 05:37 PM

10. I did a curbside thing at BevMo

Worked like a dream. Just order online and pick up the next day. Very nice people. Total distancing.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 05:46 PM

11. Darn, I no longer live on the west coast.

I'm in rural SW GA, so if I want it I have to go into a store to get it. I have a mask and gloves, it's doable... For now I am sitting tight though, but thanks for the idea anyway!

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Response to crickets (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 05:56 PM

12. Bummer

I've been using Instacart to get things from stores. There's also Drizly, but that's pretty expensive. I'd PM you some beers if I could.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 05:26 PM

6. pic

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Response to Celerity (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 05:31 PM

7. Maybe she's onto something. She looks darned good for 93 years old! nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 05:36 PM

9. yes



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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 05:36 PM

8. Yuck

Undrinkable. But if she wants it...

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 07:09 PM

13. Rocky Mountain Piss Water

That's what we used to call it in college.

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