Meet John “Chickie” Donohue, an American beer hero (“beero?”) who has achieved the greatest honor such a hero can ever hope to achieve: Starring in his own Pabst Blue Ribbon commercial. The ad, which is more like a short documentary telling Donohue’s crazy story, is aptly titled The Greatest Beer Run Ever.
And indeed, Chickie’s beer run took place in the midst of the Vietnam war, and probably ranks as the greatest grocery retrieval since Willard killed Kurtz. The Greatest Beer Run Ever tells the tale on the occasion of Donohue and his friends’ 2015 reunion, the first time they’d all been together since ‘Nam.
You can watch The Greatest Beer Run Ever below. And if you like it, you should probably do your patriotic duty and give the official Pabst Blue Ribbon site a courtesy click or two here. It’s really the least you can do.
Here’s the video: