Apparently beer giants, MillerCoors are attempting to raise the price of production for Pabst Blue Ribbon to the point it would put their would-be competitor out of business.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the owner of Pabst Blue Ribbon recently met with MillerCoors in court to discuss a previous agreement between the companies that allowed the Los Angeles owned firm that controls PBR to keep producing its beer via a MillerCoors facility. The CEO of PBR, Eugene Kashper told a Milwuakee jury that MillerCoors illegally ended their agreement out of simple “greed.” He previously stated that he bought the company to keep the American staple alive.
MillerCoors defended itself by saying its production rate (*$17 a barrel) was a better than average deal it could not commit to for another 10 years.
We here at Unofficial like to support an American brand such as PBR to the ends of the Earth. In fact, I’d go so far as to estimate that this managing editor has consumed some $5,000 worth of product in just two years of living in Jackson, WY. So in that vein, I’d like to say fuck you MillerCoors. Pabst is a staple and if it means you give them a “sweetheart” deal– then you do it.
FUCK heineken. PABST BLUE RIBBON!
Find the entire Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article here: Clash of the beer barons: Pabst tells Milwaukee jurors greed drove MillerCoors to end brewing deal