"Pabst is America!": Stephen Colbert laments the sale of PBR to the Russians

"They're not just taking an American icon, they're taking American irony"

Published September 24, 2014 1:40PM (EDT)

Stephen Colbert    (screenshot/"The Colbert Report")
Stephen Colbert (screenshot/"The Colbert Report")

On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert responded to the news that Pabst Blue Ribbon, a good old American beer, was being purchased by the Russian company Oasis Beverages.

Naturally, Colbert was distraught over this sale. "That's right, the damn Russkies are buying PBR!" he exclaimed. Watch Colbert lament the sale of a beer for grandfathers and hipsters alike, below:

By Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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