Anheuser-Busch InBev

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The Little Guys Are Trying to Buy Anheuser-Busch InBev

Well, kind of

(Newser) - It's a classic tale of David versus Goliath—though this one involves beer. The Brewers Association is targeting Big Beer via a crowdfunding campaign that's trying to amass $213 billion, which it says would be used to purchase Anheuser-Busch InBev. The campaign asks that you watch its impassioned... More »

Craft Brewer's Sale to Bud Owner Has Fans Hopping Mad

'Treachery' was one reaction to Anheuser-Busch acquisition of NC's Wicked Weed

(Newser) - To a craft beer aficionado, the only sin worse than drinking a Bud would be if your favorite brewery sold out to the company that owns it. That's the situation that has fans of the Wicked Weed brewery now crying "treachery," per the Washington Post , which reports... More »

10 Worst-Tasting Beers in America

Hint: They're the cheap ones

(Newser) - Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors Brewing Company make up 69% of the US beer market but 100% of America's 25 worst-tasting beers, as compiled by 24/7 Wall St . The list is based on consumer rankings (from 0-5) found on Beer Advocate. And while their brews won't win any... More »

Budweiser's Super Bowl Ad Touches Chord on Immigration

Spot highlights journey of Anheuser-Busch co-founder Adolphus Busch

(Newser) - If you're hoping to watch the Super Bowl to escape from politics, at least one commercial will bring you right back to current events. Budweiser's homage to its co-founder, Adolphus Busch, is certainly "relevant," as Ad Age notes. The 60-second spot, called "Born the Hard... More »

For Decades, Brewery Workers Got Free Beer for Life. No More

Labatt's practice will come to an end by Jan. 1, 2019

(Newser) - The death knell has sounded once more in 2016, this time to mark the passing of a beloved decades-old practice: Labatt brewery retirees' days of getting free beer for life, a perk the New York Times reports started in the 1970s, are winding to their end. The Canadian company, now... More »

Coming to Your Beer Can Soon: Calorie Count

8 out of 10 beers sold in US will soon include nutritional info

(Newser) - Be prepared: Drinking beer is about to get a little less fun. The four biggest brewers in the US will be listing nutritional information on their beers—which means that every time you take a swig, you'll come face to face with the exact calorie count of the beer... More »

Budweiser Renaming Itself 'America' This Summer

But it's only temporary

(Newser) - In an election year filled with the phrase "Make America Great Again," it's perhaps appropriate that Anheuser-Busch InBev is introducing packaging for Budweiser that, as USA Today puts it, is going to "throw some America on it." Per Advertising Age , the company confirmed Tuesday it... More »

Monks Don't Brew Leffe. A Man Is Suing Because of It

It's not exactly brewed in smaller quantities, as Henry Vazquez believed it to be

(Newser) - In the year 1240, Leffe came into being , brewed by Belgian monks at the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Leffe. The French Revolution put an end to the brewing in the 1790s, but the reestablishment of the abbey in 1929 was followed, 23 years later, by its restart, though no longer at... More »

America's Fallen Out of Love With These 5 Beers

Especially Bud Select

(Newser) - Americans still love beer—it's a $100 billion industry in the US—but there are some beers we're just not that into anymore, particularly as specialty and craft beers become more popular. 24/7 Wall St. runs down 10 beers falling out of favor with Americans:
  • Budweiser: Yes, the
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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 »

Flailing Anheuser-Busch Tries New Beers, Intimidation

Market share falling for big US brewers

(Newser) - Anheuser-Busch InBev is desperate to turn its sales around. Sure, it's still the biggest beer company in the US, but shipments have fallen for three straight years, thanks to the growing popularity of small, independent craft brewers. But this year Budweiser's got a plan, president of North American... More »

ABC to Air New Reality Show ... Made by Budweiser

First beer to get its own network program

(Newser) - America's second-biggest beer is getting its own major-network reality show—but don't expect to see cast members chugging Budweiser. Instead, the hour-long ABC show, airing Saturdays, will focus its seven episodes on competitions, ranging from athletic to musical to culinary in nature, the Wall Street Journal reports. One... 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 Gives Out Free Beer

Anheuser-Busch-Inbev hopes to turn young drinkers on to flagging flagship

(Newser) - Anheuser-Busch Inbev plans to give out free Budweiser around the country next Wednesday, in a “national happy hour” promotion designed to reclaim the throne for the self-proclaimed “king of beers.” Details are still being worked out, but expect bars and restaurants to give out 6- to 12-ounce... More »

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