Blast by Colt 45, Made by Pabst Brewing, Called Excessively Strong by Tom Horne and Other State Attorneys General

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Blast by Colt 45, made by Pabst Brewing Company, is like a "binge in a can," according to Tom Horne and other state attorneys general.

Arizona's official state gun is the Colt .45, but a trendy alcoholic drink that shares the name shouldn't be on shelves in its current form, says state Attorney General Tom Horne.


Horne and 17 other state attorneys general sent a letter to Pabst Brewing Company in Illinois today, asking the famous beermaker to tone down Blast by Colt 45 and stop marketing it to kids.


With an alcohol content of 12 percent in a 23.5-ounce container, and a recommendation to enjoy it cold, the stuff is like a "binge in a can," the AGs say. Shotgunning one of these babies could deliver nearly five times that of a normal serving of alcohol, according to the letter.


Not by our math, it doesn't.

A 12-ounce can of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer has 5 percent alcohol, according to Internet sources. Therefore, drinking a Blast is roughly the same as drinking 2 1/2 Blue Ribbons.

(Go ahead, ridicule us -- we blew the math on this one. It sounded good this morning, but we figured out later that there is still just 5 percent alcohol in two cans of Pabst, not 10 percent. Duh. Thanks to the Concerned Math Lover who commented below, we are now going back to elementary school...)

While other beers contain less alcohol, (especially if you're in that state just north of Arizona where a good portion of the population wears special undies,) some contain between 6 and 7 percent go-juice. While high-octane beer gets promoted in newspaper reviews, the flavored Blast by Colt 45 is treated like heroin by the AGs.

The campaign smells like nothing more than a grab for attention at the expense of Pabst, which has amped up its marketing in the past year.


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11 comments
ExpertShot
ExpertShot

How come they're not complaining about "Ampd" or the other 12% drinks already on the market in this area (for over 2 years now)!

WTF is wrong with these people?

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

This is just an attempt by the republicons to get back at the goobernor for her veto of the birther bill. After all, it's her favorite drink.

Mistalee
Mistalee

@12 percent alcohol it's basically a barley wine.

You'll get roughly the same amount of ETOH by dusting off a bottle of cheap wine.

Unless it is a fortified wind like Thunderbird or MD 20-20, which has a LOT more alcohol.

Native Guns
Native Guns

They already banned 4 Loko. Now they want to ban Blast by Colt 45 made by Pabst?!!!? WTF you KKKonservaNUT? Leave my beer alone GOPsucker. Haven't you heard of: "Don't Tread On Me"?

~Johnny White Man

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

If Mr. Horne stays busy with this kind of innocuous mishmash he can just ignore the real problems in the state.... but those problems are birthed within the Republican party and he is supported by said party... nuff said...

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

This is SO frickin wierd - these people love their highballs, gins and scotchs but just because they don't use the same method of injesting their favorite drug (alcohol) they want to quash it.

This really deserves a WTF!

Concerned Math Lover
Concerned Math Lover

As dumb as the campaign against these disgusting beverages is, your math is off -- one 23.5 oz can of Blast really is like drinking almost 5 12 oz cans of regular strength PBR. Try again..

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

Blast by Colt 45(R) doesn't kill people. People kill people.

Rob
Rob

Sounds like a few our legislators and Mr Horne could do with shotgunning a few of these....sure couldn't hurt.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

It doesn't matter what volume of alcohol the Blast has, until they start complaining about the amount of alcohol that a 5th of Whisky has in in, I won't be impressed by any of their math.

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