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What's Really in Budweiser? Company Spills the Beans

Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors post ingredients in response to blogger

(Newser) - Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors have both posted ingredients to some of their beers online, in a lightning-fast response to a petition from blogger Vani "Food Babe" Hari. In a post Wednesday, Hari noted that brewers aren't required to list their ingredients, and that the government has approved everything from... More »

Budweiser Spent Years Developing New Can Shape

Bow tie can is 'a beer can like no other'

(Newser) - We're not sure we want to know how much money went into the development of Budweiser's new beer can, but the company says its engineers spent several years and made major equipment upgrades to create what it calls "a beer can like no other." This great... More »

Anheuser-Busch Mocks Alcohol Content Claims

Meanwhile, CNN conducts its own beer testing

(Newser) - Anheuser-Busch is having a bit of fun with the class-action lawsuits accusing it of watering down its beers , Bloomberg reports. In full-page advertisements that ran in 10 major newspapers yesterday, the brewer jokes, "They must have tested one of these," showing a can of drinking water. The company... More »

Tests: Budweiser Isn't Fudging on Alcohol Content

Actual percentages match can labeling: lab

(Newser) - New testing may spell trouble for class action lawsuits over Budweiser alcohol content . At NPR 's request, scientists in San Diego investigated whether Anheuser-Busch InBev's alcohol percentages matched labels—and found that they did. In tests of Budweiser, Bud Light Lime, and Michelob Ultra, "some of them... More »

Buzz-Killing Bud Waters Down Its Beer: Lawsuits

'Cheated' drinkers sue over lowered alcohol content

(Newser) - Anheuser-Busch is ripping off beer drinkers by watering down Budweiser, Michelob, and other brands, according to class-action lawsuits from drinkers across America. Lawyers say the company uses technology designed to accurately measure alcohol content to dilute its beers just before bottling, making the beer 3% to 8% weaker than what... More »

This Year's Best Super Bowl Ads

Anheuser-Busch, Audi, AXE Apollo make the top 10

(Newser) - Don't give a hoot who wins the Super Bowl, but still like the ads? Can't blame you, considering they cost $3.8 million per 30 seconds. SPOILER ALERT: The Daily News rounds up 10 of its favorites, including:
  1. Anheuser-Busch: "Brotherhood." A man raises a horse, loves
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Budweiser to Paramount: Take Our Beer Out of Flight

Alcoholic pilot drinks a Bud while flying

(Newser) - It's not often that you hear of brands clamoring to be taken out of films, but that's exactly what's happening with Budweiser in Paramount's Flight , which stars Denzel Washington as a high-functioning alcoholic pilot. There's a lot of booze in the movie, including a scene... More »

Nike: We're Sticking With Lance

Armstrong hasn't lost any major sponsors ... yet

(Newser) - Nike says it will not drop Lance Armstrong as a spokesman despite his latest doping trouble . "Lance has stated his innocence and has been unwavering on this position," said the company, his major sponsor. "Nike plans to continue to support Lance and the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a... More »

Why I'm Done With Anheuser-Busch

Retailers in Whiteclay, Nebraska, fuel alcoholism among native Americans

(Newser) - This Bud's for you, native Americans—and that's why Nicholas Kristof is done with Anheuser-Busch. The sight of American Indians walking from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to nearby Whiteclay, Nebraska, for a beer or ten, was all Kristof needed: "It’s as if Mexico legally sold... More »

Anheuser-Busch to UFC: Enough With the Homophobia

Sponsor cites concern over 'certain remarks' made by athletes

(Newser) - After a series of sexist and homophobic comments from Ultimate Fighting Championship competitors, sponsor Anheuser-Busch has had it. The company issued a warning to the UFC over "certain remarks made by some of its fighters," says a spokesman. "If the incidents continue, we will act." Advocacy... More »

Bud Light Goes 'Platinum' —With More Alcohol

New beer comes amid slumping sales for Anheuser-Busch

(Newser) - Tastes great, less filling, and more intoxicating? Anheuser-Busch is rolling out what the LA Times calls a "long-germinating beer concept" that it hopes is all that and a bag of chips. Dubbed Bud Light Platinum, the beer will have a robust 6% alcohol by volume, 137 calories, and an... More »

Budweiser Heir Sued Over Girlfriend's Drug Death

Model's family accuses August Busch IV of negligence

(Newser) - Anheuser-Busch heir August Busch IV is being sued by the family of a 27-year-old model who died of a drug overdose at his home last year . The family of Adrienne Martin, Busch's former girlfriend, accuse him of carelessness and negligence in the lawsuit filed on behalf of her 8-year-old son,... More »

Anheuser-Busch Taking Over Goose Island

Craft beer demand is surging, in some cases beyond capacity

(Newser) - Chicago-based brewing company Goose Island will be taken over by Anheuser-Busch, the companies announced today. Goose Island beers are "the hometown pride of Chicagoans,” says Anheuser-Busch's president in a statement; in particular, the company is known for its 312 Urban Wheat Ale. Anheuser-Busch will buy a 58% stake... More »

Ex-Busch CEO's Girlfriend OD'd on Oxycodone

Adrienne Martin was found at August Busch IV's home in December

(Newser) - The dead woman found at the home of ex-Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV accidentally overdosed on the painkiller oxycodone, the medical examiner said yesterday. Friends previously said Adrienne Martin, 27, was firmly against illegal drugs, but Busch had speculated medication she was taking could be to blame for her death.... More »

Busch's Dead Girlfriend Had Heart Condition, Says Ex

Also, 42 minutes passed before 911 call was made

(Newser) - Adrienne Martin, the dead woman found at the home of former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV, was Busch's girlfriend—and her ex-husband says she suffered from a rare heart condition. Martin, 27, had Long QT syndrome, says Kevin Martin, a doctor of osteopathy who diagnosed his then-wife with the disorder.... More »

Woman Found Dead at Home of Ex Anheuser-Busch CEO

27-year-old Adrienne Martin died in home of August Busch IV on Sunday

(Newser) - Another potentially sticky situation involving a dead woman for former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV. Police received a 911 call Sunday afternoon about an "unresponsive person" at his suburban St. Louis home; 27-year-old Adrienne N. Martin was dead by the time they arrived. A St. Louis County forensic administrator... More »

FDA Demands Safety Data on Energy Drinks With Alcohol

Companies have 30 days to comply

(Newser) - The FDA has taken action against companies that make alcoholic energy drinks, giving the firms 30 days to provide evidence to support their claim that caffeine and booze are a safe combination. A group of concerned scientists have said there is no evidence to support the claim that the drinks... More »

College Complaints Squash Some Bud Light 'Fan Cans'

(Newser) - Anheuser-Busch is dropping its "Fan Cans" promotions from communities around the US where colleges have complained that the effort—which sells cans of Bud Light in school colors—promotes underage drinking and infringes on trademarks. Federal industry regulations require at least 70% of an advertisement's audience to be above... More »

Beer Prices Going Up

(Newser) - The nation’s largest brewers plan to raise beer prices in the fall, the Wall Street Journal reports. Anheuser-Busch InBev—maker of Budweiser—and MillerCoors will further test the notion that beer is generally recession-proof. “The environment is very favorable, we think,” says an Anheuser exec. Both companies... More »

Bud Light's School-Color Cans Anger Colleges

(Newser) - Bud Light is rolling out cans in the colors of the nation's big colleges just in time for football season—and that has some schools fuming, the Wall Street Journal reports. Colleges worried about binge drinking think they'll be seen as sponsors of the “Fan Cans” campaign, which boasts... More »

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