Bombers’ fan drinks 28-year-old beer to celebrate Grey Cup victory

Fans celebrate championships in a host of different ways.

This fan of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers chose to drink a 28-year-old beer.

The fan, who does not identify himself in the video, reveals a 28-year-old can of Old Vienna alongside a tall beer glass. Produced by Molson, O.V. is a relatively inexpensive beer that can still be purchased in some areas of Canada and the United States.

The can was released in 1991 as part of a specialty run of products to commemorate the 79th Grey Cup game, the first played in Winnipeg. The Toronto Argonauts defeated the Calgary Stampeders by a score of 36-21 in a memorable contest that featured a fourth-quarter kick-off return touchdown by Rocket Ismail.

The fan vowed to open the beer when the Blue Bombers won the Grey Cup, which happened late in November after a 29-year drought.

He describes the beer as smelling “not very skunky” before pouring it into the glass. He then shows the sediment from the bottom of the can swirling around before taking a sip.

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