Dennis Hopper passed away yesterday and on my Facebook page I mentioned drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) in his memory. Now a couple of people mentioned some unflattering things about PBR, not catching the reference to Hopper’s role as Frank Booth in Blue Velvet where he delivers a classic line.
I know PBR isn’t known as the greatest beer in the world, I prefer a good ale, especially an IPA. But if you been working out in the hot sun and want an ice cold beer to cool off with I’ll grab a PBR over my favorite IPA. There is the right brew for the right occasion and with the right occasion that could be a PBR. Besides trying to cool off, a tribute to Dennis Hopper is the right occasion for a PBR.