(James Year/The Daily Iowan)

Drink of the Week (08/03/17)


PBR is fine.

When it comes to beer, PBR is a fine example. PBR seems to meet all the requirements. It’s packaged. It has a label. Its made of water, barley, and hops. It’s … alcohol. Sometimes you have to keep things simple and don’t want to spend a whole lot of money to kick back and relax. PBR fits the bill. It doesn’t taste particularly good but good enough. It isn’t the cheapest thing on the shelf but it’s decent value. It doesn’t say “America” on the can, but it’s an All-American product owned by a Russian holding company since 2014 or so. Sounds familiar …

Speaking of company, PBR is good company. It’s the best beer for when … you need to drown your sorrows after crashing your “fixie” because you intentionally bought a bike that doesn’t have brakes. Or if you’re just celebrating the end of a long summer day on your porch. PBR isn’t really the type of beer that you have to try to dress up in a pint glass so that you can impress your snobby hop-headed beer geek friends. It’s a beer that’s comfortable in its own can so you can be comfortable in yours. Plus, it’s only $3  or something for a 32 ounce … so there’s that, too. Cheers.

Special Sections

Print Edition

Front Page PDF

Text Links