The Blue Ribbon beer that never actually won a Blue Ribbon. Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) – the sweetest three letter acronym there ever was. Pabst Blue Ribbon is one of the oldest, most successful beers ever crafted. Originally called Best Select, and then Pabst Select, PBR is the namesake of the Pabst Brewing Company. Let me start off by saying this beer has some serious leverage in the “young people community.” Pabst Blue Ribbon has been brewed of only the finest hops and grains since 1844. They have successfully perfected the light, crisp, and refreshing taste that all of the cool people are seeking. Pabst Brewing Company was dubbed the second largest brewery in 1872 after producing 100,000 barrels of PBR. So, where does the “Blue Ribbon” title fit in? After receiving a gold medal at the Centennial Celebration in 1876, Pabst Brewing Company began tying a blue silk ribbon around the neck of each Best Select Beer to identify it as a first-place beverage. Before deciding to print the blue ribbon on the label, Pabst went through nearly 1 million feet of silk ribbon per year to sustain their reputation. After 24 years of tying silk to each bottle, there was a silk shortage due to World War I and they had to discontinue using the blue silk ribbon on each bottle. Pabst Blue Ribbon Lager will make you feel patriotic, and at ease in any social situation. You are sure to enjoy pleasent, bountyful revelry when in the presence of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Not only does this beer taste of liquid gold, but it is also easy on the bank account. When speaking to regular drinkers of PBR, we received feedback such as “It’s cheap crap, but it’s good cheap crap”, and, “Goes down like the dollars in my bank account; fast and smooth.” This clearly illustrates first hand the perfection of this brew. Pabst Brewing Company takes pride in their creation, and boasts that the “choicest products provide it’s prized flavor.” ABV: 4.74% Value: $20.00 for a 30-pack cans (on average) Taste: 5 Style: 5 Appearance: 5 Aroma: 5 Verdict: After riding miles and miles of beautiful singletrack, this exceptional brew is sure to leave you satisfied and smiling, and it won’t break the bank!