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Why was PBR awarded the blue ribbon for beers?

PBR, the popular beer, has a blue ribbon. Who gave it to them? When? Why?
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2010  |  24 Views

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Interesting question!

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.

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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). 

PETER ROWE.  (2007, November 21). Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, Woodridge, Ill :[R,F Edition]. The San Diego Union - Tribune,p. E.12.  Retrieved June 30, 2010, from ProQuest Newsstand. (Document ID: 1387227031).

Both newspaper articles were accessed via the ProQuest Newsstand subscription database, available online to anyone with a valid Omaha Public Library card.

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