Will Ferrell created 19 (for free) insanely funny adverts in total for the Iowa based Pabst Brewing Co extolling the virtues of drinking Old Milwaukee beer. He started filming them in September this year and they have just started to air. Currently, the commercials only air on local TV in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois, but that hasn’t stopped the ad’s from being recorded and uploaded to sites like YouTube.
The ad’s are being released one by one at the moment and are filmed in a low budget way which actually makes them better.
Why did he do it? Simple, he liked the beer and brand and thought it would be fun to make the commercials, plus, they gave him complete freedom to basically do what he does best which is to improvise on the spot and make people laugh.
You can watch the ones that have currently been aired below and I’ll add the other as they are released.
The Pabst Brewing Co was founded in 1844 by Captain Frederick & Jacob Best.
Pabst Brewing Company, the largest American-owned brewery, was founded in Milwaukee in 1844. One of the most storied breweries in American history, PBC continues a legacy of quality and innovation that was instilled by its founding brewers – Frederick Pabst and Jacob Best.
The Old Milwaukee website has also has a redesign.