AUGUSTA, Maine — The attorneys general in Maine and 16 other places want Pabst Brewing Co. to stop selling or change a new drink called Blast by Colt 45 because of its high alcohol content.
The carbonated malt beverage was introduced this month and comes in fruit flavors in brightly colored cans with an alcohol content of 12 percent.
Maine Attorney General William J. Schneider says it’s marketed to “underage drinkers.” He says it contains the equivalent of five beers per serving and consuming a can in about two hours constitutes “binge drinking” as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Pabst hasn’t responded to requests for comment.
Major brands of caffeinated alcoholic drinks were pulled from shelves last year after the Food and Drug Administration called them unsafe.