Seven forgotten drinks ads starring Hollywood A-listers

(1979) Patrick Swayze – Pabst Blue Ribbon

And finally, we come to this gem from 1979 starring Patrick Swayze, who, still a decade before Dirty Dancing, starred in an ad for Pabst Blue Ribbon that featured disco hits from the Bee Gees and a fresh-faced young Swayze strutting his stuff on the dance floor. Pabst Brewing Company was founded in 1844 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is known for brands including Colt 45, Milwaukee and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

In 2014 the Pabst Brewing Company was sold to the newly formed Blue Ribbon – a company formed by beer entrepreneur Eugene Kashper and the San Francisco-based TSG Consumer Partners LLC. Kashper also owns Oasis Beverages – Russia’s largest independent brewer and distributes international brands, including Heineken, in Russia and Eastern Europe.

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