I recently started drinking PBR. In the recent past I was somewhat of any annoying beer snob. Craft, obscure, heavy, and dark. If not dark, very hoppy (like IPAs) and nothing less. After a trip to hot Puuerto Rico where all you can drink is light beer, I grew to appreciate it. I know can drink Mich Ultra, Bud Light and Heavy, etc. It’s good, and it serves it’s purpose. Along those lines, PBR is really a great tasting beer. Now, I know it’s “ironically” cool for hipsters in places like Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
But I really, truly like this beer. You just need to give it a shot. They only make PBR and PBR Light, which I’ve never seen anywhere. I have also only seen it in cans, and maybe a random hipster bar has it on tap. I recently hosted and attended parties with a PBR keg. To top it all off, it’s cheap as anything! Most bars serve it for $4 or less and with some happy hours I’ve seen $2!! At the store, it’s about a 12 pack of cans for $6-7 or so.
Really, for the price and the taste, it’s a great, mellow combination. Very nice, very drinkable. Don’t be turned off by the price. A lot of American beer (Shlitz, Schaefer, Rheingold-check out the song) was like this in the past, serving the “working man.” A thirst quenching beer! It’s a hit once you give it a chance.
I mean, the can says “Selected as America’s Best in 1893.” It’s hard to argue with that.