Beer Launch: Pabst Blue Ribbon

Pabst blue ribbon

Pabst blue ribbon

Pabst Blue Ribbon launches for the UK and Ireland market

Mr Foodie went along to the Glasgow launch of PBR, or Blue Ribbon as it’s also known at SWG3 Studio Warehouse in Yorkhill yesterday.

Pabst blue ribbon
This iconic U.S. beer brand is set to hit the shelves of bars in Glasgow and other locations in Britain and Ireland, thanks to distribution from Tennents.

The event included elements of what makes Pabst Blue Ribbon different – such as their support to the art and music community, plus their love of skateboarding (insert half cut/half pipe joke here!).
Pabst blue ribbon

Mr Foodie’s thoughts on the beer are:

“Better than the other mainstream American beers. A good all round lager with sweet taste and golden colour.  A perfect choice for watching the football or for drinking outdoors on a hot day”.

Pabst blue ribbon

Also available on the night was “Not your father’s root beer” a 4.5% alcoholic root beer from Small Town Brewery in Illinois, it had that sarsaparilla aroma that Mr Foodie usually associates with Deep Heat(!) and a very sweet taste. The same people also brew an alcoholic ginger beer and cream soda, which we should also expect to see on these shores soon.

Food was provided by BRGR.




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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