Back in September it was widely reported that Pabst Blue Ribbon would become a little less American after its parent company was purchased by a Russian beverage company. Only that was never actually the case.
In recent years hipsters, good old boys and your regular Joes have enjoyed the resurgence of the relatively inexpensive, watery, American taste of Pabst Blue Ribbon. While the beer will no doubt continue to taste the same (and depending on your locale cost just a few bucks), it will be decidedly less American now that the beer’s parent company has been purchased by a Russian beverage company. [More]
Shocking news: people in different countries enjoy different things! Still, it’s strange to see familiar middling brands that no one really cares for where you live that are inexplicably high-end elsewhere. Not just because they’re more scarce or exotic, but sometimes just because the brands are completely different once they’re exported. [More]
It may be difficult to believe now, but there was once a time when people appreciated Pabst Blue Ribbon beer in a non-ironic fashion. That was around 1979, evidently, when this ad featuring a catchy faux-Bee Gees tune and a fresh-faced young Patrick Swayze hit the airwaves.