A Russian brewer is taking over American icon Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Oasis Beverages, which is based in Russia, said on Friday it’s signed a deal to acquire Pabst Brewing Company, which is headquartered in Los Angeles.
Pabst traces its roots to 1844 and owns a number of well-known American beer brands, including Pabst Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee, Schlitz and the malt liquor Colt 45. It recently resurrected one of the most popular beers of the mid twentieth century, Ballantine India Pale Ale.
Oasis, which also has brewing operations in Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan, did not disclose the terms of the deal, except to say that the investment company TSG Consumer Partners has a minority stake.
Oasis said it will not change any of the Pabst brands.
“There are definitely NO plans to change any of the recipes of the brands,” said an Oasis staffer, in an email to CNNMoney. “The entire team at Pabst including the Head Brewer Greg Deuhs will continue to focus on maintaining the classic recipes and consistent quality of all Pabst products. NO CHANGES WHATSOEVER.”
You’ve all had plenty of time in 2013-2014 to leave your mark on the college world, so without further delay here’s our list for the 20 Most Underrated Party Schools in the United States.
Ben Affleck just confirmed TMZ’s story that he was kicked out of the Hard Rock Casino for counting cards in blackjack … but he says the casino really is just a sore loser because there’s nothing wrong with it.
Affleck told Details Magazine, “I took some time to learn the game and became a decent blackjack player. And once I became decent, the casinos asked me not to play blackjack.”
TMZ broke the story in May … Ben’s been banned for life from the blackjack tables at the Hard Rock because security caught him counting cards, but fact is … it’s not illegal. Really, it’s just kind of awesome.
You might not know the name George Jung at first, but perhaps this will jog your memory.
In the 2001 film Blow, Johnny Depp portrays Jung, a notorious drug smuggler.
You ever go online and think, Wow, there’s just not enough access to adult material here? Yeah, us neither.
In any case, a Los Angeles startup, Boodigo (yeah, Boodigo), announced this week that it has launched as “the first adult-oriented search engine that takes users straight to the online action … with no tracking, registration, cookies or hassle.”
Sounds to us like a solution in search of a problem we didn’t know existed:
The site says that mainstream search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo) censor some adult content, allegedly giving you incomplete results.
According to Boodigo:
Unlike mainstream search engines that go out of their way to avoid adult-related results, Boodigo delves only into adult-only content at lightning-fast speed, providing customers with more useful answers to their sex and porn-related queries.
The engine says it can eliminate results from sites that are “potential security threats” and that it works to “keep unlicensed and illegal content from appearing online.”
Remember when Obama committed treason by bypassing Congress and swapping five high-value detainees for one American traitor?
Remember the speech Obama gave last week telling Americans that we must take on ISIS?
Put together the two and you have a case for charges of treason against Barack Hussein Obama.
It is being reported that at least 3 of the 5 detainees involved in the swap have joined ISIS in Syria and Iraq as commanders and are using that rank to usher in an “Islamic Caliphate” (a Sunni Islamic Theocracy – contrary to Obama’s claims that ISIS is not Islamic).
The “Taliban 5″ who were transferred from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to custody in Doha, Qatar, are Mohammad Fazl, Khairullah Khairkhwa, Abdul Haq Wasiq, Norullah Noori, and Mohammad Nabi Omari. They have largely disappeared from view since they were dropped off in Doha, but eyewitnesses place Fazi, Wasiq, and Noori in Iraq and Syria fighting with ISIS.