Russian Brewer Buys Pabst Blue Ribbon
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.”
Posted on September 19, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged American beer brands, Pabst, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Pabst Brewing Company, PBR, Russian Brewer Buys Pabst Blue Ribbin. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.