Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) | Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.74%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
- Pabst Blue Ribbon is brewed in the finest traditions of an American Premium Lager dating back to 1844. Brewed with a combination of 2 & 6-row malted barley, select cereal grains and American and European hops, Pabst Blue Ribbon is fermented with a proprietary lager yeast. Our unique fermentation and maturation process results in a smooth, full bodied beer with a clean, crisp finish with a fine noble hop aroma.
- ABV% 4.74
- Calories 144

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001

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First of all, stop worrying that all the cool kids are going to call you a hipster. You're old enough to drink a beer, you're old enough to buck up, and stop worrying about such childish things. Did you do that? Cool. Now, go grab a case of this, and then go home, and watch some college football. I promise you, you won't be dissapointed. You're going to be thinking, "Hey, this beer is, if anything, completely inoffensive. It's just a beer," and you'll be right. Then, when you think about what you paid for it, when you could have paid more for Busch, Bud, or Miller, you'll be more pleased with yourself.

This is easily my favorite macro brew. It's not very sophisticated, and do you know what? That's okay sometimes. It's like when you eat kraft mac and cheese. You know you're not getting the best of the best, and that fine italian dining at a restaurant would be much tastier, but you can't watch cartoons in your underpants at the restaurant. Similarly, craft brews and college football just feels... off.

Furthermore, if I drink one of these during the games of the team I root for, they win everytime, 60% of the time, and that's definitely something I appreciate.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
3.01 out of 5 based on 5,568 ratings.
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