America's favorite beer: Stella or PBR? | The Tylt
America's favorite beer: Stella or PBR?
Whether you're drinking green beer for St. Patrick's Day or knocking back a six pack in the middle of March Madness, everyone has a go-to beer of choice. Some prefer dark and more flavorful beers, others mild, while some simply prefer their beer to be cold. Which beer wins out?
Stella is everyone's favorite pilsner. Although it was originally launched as a seasonal Christmas beer, fans quickly took notice of Stella Artois and it was on the European market by 1930. Stella traveled over to the States in 1999. According to the unofficial Stella Artois Blog:
The brand has been around for a while – in fact since 1926 and during that time it has become the biggest name in pale lager market segment. Stella was first brewed to cater to the increasingly vocal and brand conscious market in Europe – and the growing numbers who wanted a Pilsner style beer.
Stella has a crisp taste, and as the Stella Blog puts it, the "light malt fragrances give a fairly sweet herbal signature and a lingering hoppy finish." Stella has a premium, but reachable, feel. It can be your after-work beer if you're feeling fancy, or the perfect choice at dinner with friends.
Stella is an extremely refreshing beer. It's subtle flavor means almost everyone can appreciate it, and when it comes with such a beautiful presentation, how can you not? Most beers don't come to you via a chalice....
The Stella-drinker has a taste for the refined, but knows no one needs a special occasion in order to indulge.
In the early 2000s, PBR earned a reputation for being hipsters' favorite beer. It wasn't mainstream and it didn't have tons of marketing dollars putting it in front of everyone's face, making it the natural choice. But there's something to be said for this simple beer. As one user writes on Reddit:
...I'm not a hipster, and I think its one of my favorite macro adjunct lagers that I've tried (if not my favorite). It has a nice full body compared to other adjunct lagers, and has a bold refreshing taste that goes down smoothly.
PBR is so easy to drink that it's perfect for any occasion. If you show up to a party with a 24-pack of PBR to a party, you may get a few comments, but in truth, everyone appreciates that it's there. A PBR never lets you down. And according to some, PBR-drinkers never let you down either:
People who drink PBR are NICE..Every single person I’ve met who appreciates cracking open one of those white cans has charmed the pants off of me. People who drink PBR are real salt of the earth folks – I bet Bruce Springsteen drinks PBR.
PBR even wrote Valentine's to their fans. No other brand is showing its customers that much love.
Although now headquartered in Los Angeles, Pabst Blue Ribbon's history is in Milwaukee, where it was established in 1844. This beer has the midwest at its heart and it shows.