When Will Ferrell is “not too busy being a big-time Hollywood phony”, he’s busy making awesome local commercials for Old Milwaukee beer in Davenport, Iowa; Terre Haute, Indiana; and yes, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Owner of the Old Milwaukee brand, Pabst Brewing Company, was approached by the comedian in September 2011 to do the unscripted commercial spots for free simply because he loves the brand. Bryan Crowley, Pabst Brewing’s chief marketing officer, wrote the Quad-City Times an email explaining Ferrell’s participation in the commercials, “Will approached Old Milwaukee because he’s a big fan of the beer and thought it would be fun to make the commercials, and we couldn’t be more excited that he did”.
The commercials have only aired in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois and have been posted online from folks recording their actual televisions.
As the Old Milwaukee slogan says, It doesn’t get any better than this!
via Business Insider
Thanks to Chip Beale for the tip!