Why was PBR awarded the blue ribbon for beers?
According to some sources (including PBR,) the beer now named Pabst Blue Ribbon won a blue ribbon for "America's Best" at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. That award has often been disputed, with no clear agreement.
ALAN J. BORSUK. (1996, October 18). Brewer has gone from rock solid to ground down :[Final Edition]. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,p. 1. Retrieved June 30, 2010, from ProQuest Newsstand. (Document ID: 56949282).
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